Editorial comment

World Oil began its publishing journey in 1916 as the Gulf Coast Oil News. It was an exciting time as the newsletter provided weekly coverage of the industry in its infancy. The earliest copy of the newsletter available in Gulf Publishing Company’s library is dated June 2, 1917. The lead story declares production from Texas’ Humble oil field to be 20,475 bbl for the week. In 1947, the publication became the monthly World Oil as the industry took on a global role after World War II.

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