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Petroleum Past and Present

The history of petroleum is almost as long as the history of civilization itself. There are accounts of natural oil springs being utilized as early as ancient Babylon and in China. 

However, the story of the Petroleum Industry as we know it begins in the nineteenth century. This section provides information about the world's history with petroleum, as well as the growth and evolution of the petroleum industry.