Asked in Business & FinanceHistory of the United StatesFossil FuelsOil Wells and Fields
The first successful oil was drilled in?
June 19, 2010 5:51PM
The first oil well was drilled by Edwin Drake in Titusville, Pennsylvania. At a depth of only 69 feet (21 meters), Drake struck oil, and his well began to produce about thirty barrels of oil a day. In the years that followed, hundreds of wells were drilled in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Indiana.