Seeps Were First Discovered a Long Time Ago
Historical documentation shows that natural gas seeps were first discovered between 6000 and 2000 B.C. in Iran.
Used to Make Salt
The first real use of natural gas: to make salt in China around 200 B.C.
First North American Well was Relatively Shallow
The first successful North American natural gas well was built in Fredonia, New York. It was 27 feet deep- rather shallow in comparison to today’s U.S. wells, which are drilled at approximately 6,000 feet deep!
Baltimore was the First
Baltimore, Maryland was the first North American city’s streets to be lit with natural gas in 1816.
New Brunswick was the First (Canadian)
Natural gas was discovered in New Brunswick in 1859.
Plenty of Homes Use it
Studies show that approximately 60% of all American homes use natural gas.
There are Millions of Miles of It Underground
There are more than 2 million miles of underground gas pipelines in the United States alone!