Texas' Impact from Oil

by: Sergio O.

Discovery of Oil

in 1894, American Well and Prospecting Company discovered oil on accident in a field while looking for water in Texas. After this discovery the company later opened a refinery and more companies started drilling into the ground for oil.

How Oil is Made

Oil is made naturally by dead animals and plants deep under the earth, what happens is layers of sediment build up on top of the dead plant or animal causing pressure.


Spindletop was discovered on a salt formation.