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This Week in Petroleum History, September 25 to October 1


September 25, 1922 – First New Mexico Oil Well

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More than 120,000 wells have been drilled in New Mexico since its first oil well of 1922.

Midwest Refining Company launched the New Mexico petroleum industry by completing the state’s first commercial oil well on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

Drilled near Shiprock, the Hogback No. 1 well produced 375 barrels ...

Source: American Oil & Gas Historical Society