Texas Oil

by, catherine wood

Texas oil were it begain

The discovery of oil at Spindletop 1901 began the first oil boom in Texas. Thousands of people poured into the gulf coast region hoping to strike it rich in the oil business. The Spindletop oil field provided jobs for many Texans and caused towns like Beaumont to turn into a busy city almost over night. The development of the oil industry in the chapter of Texas history. The oil rigs change from being wooden to being metal.

background question

 How did The discovery of oil at Spindletop affect the Gladys Beaumont Texas area? Where were other major oil discoveries made in Texas? When and where did Texas experience oil booms? How much oil did Spindletop produce daily?

a new beginning

For Texans, the 20th century did not begin on January 1, 1901, as it did for everyone else. It began nine days later, on Jan. 10, when, spurting drilling pipe, mud, gas and oil, the Lucas oil rig blew in at Spindletop near Beaumont. The gusher spewed oil more than 100 feet into the air until it was capped nine days later. With that dramatic fanfare, Texas' economy was wrenched from its rural, agricultural roots and flung headlong into the petroleum and industrial age.

spindletop, texas

Spindletop, Texas is located south of Beaumont, site of one of the most famous oil fields in the history of the United States and regarded by many as the birthplace of the modern oil industry. Spindletop was a productive oil region for more than 30 years, turning Beaumont into a booming, prosperous town. 1901 the oil busted out of the ground after a week of work and became the most imprtant industry in texas.

anthony lucas

 Lucas had an engineering background as well as experience working in the salt mines of Louisiana, which provided him with a solid understanding of salt domes. In 1900, Lucas discovered traces of oil at Spindletop. One year later, on January 10, 1901, Lucas and a team of experienced drillers penetrated the salt dome and struck oil. They had to drill more than 1,000 feet, using a heavier drill and a rotary bit. The discovery of oil transformed the city of Beaumont and weould change history. 

famous oil strikes in texas


Texas is the Now the 2 state in the United States for oil production, but it wasn't always that way. Important Texas oil strikes happened throughout the late1800s and early 1900s to vault the state into the world of petroleum production. Some of the gushers that were hit are still some of the defining moments of the state.

Petroleum By-Products

Petroleum products are produced from the processing of crude oil at petroleum refineries and the extraction of liquid hydrocarbons at natural gas processing plants. petroleum is the broad category that includes both crude oil and petroleum products. The terms "oil" and "petroleum" are sometimes used in sicence. they wood turn it in to plastic and make shoes.


what is oil drilling?

Oil drilling is the process by which tubing is bored through the Earths surface and a well is established. A pump is connected to the tube and the petroleum under the surface is forcibly removed from underground. Oil drilling is a highly-specialized business that grew into the largest industry on the planet by the early 21st century.


it made consumer come down to texas to find oil. beaumont and spidle top were the big towns that hit oil. the oil boomedin 1901 when anothony lucas drilled. they produced 1,00 barrels a day.

fun facts

weather indicators in the 1900s: If hogs ran around with sticks in their mouths, a storm was coming. If the squirrels' tails were bushier than usual, the winter was going to be colder. If domestic animals such as cows, horses and dogs had a heavier and earlier winter coat of hair, the winter would be bad. If frogs were calling, it was going to rain. When the "rain crow" called, the rain was over. If the sun shone while it was raining, it would rain the next day at the same time.                                                                                                                                  .