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The first successful oil was drilled in?


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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.