How Much Oil Did
From January 10, 1901, through September 30, 2000, Spindletop has produced 155,700,000
barrels of oil. A barrel of crude oil amounts to 42 gallons.
How many gallons of oil has Spindletop produced? Use the calculator.
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The graph below compares the production of Spindletop to other early oil wells in the
United States. As you can see, the graph speaks for itself as far as how
Spindletop ranks in the production of oil in the United States.
Some interesting facts to note are:
Spindletop produced twice as much oil as all the wells of Pennsylvania combined.
During the first year, 1901, Spindletop produced 3.6 million barrels of oil for sale.
Many more millions were wasted to evaporation, seepage, and fires.
Within the next few months after Spindletop blew in, other wells were drilled and other gushers were produced.
By the following year, 1902, 235 producing wells were drilled around Spindletop. The
"Texas Oil Boom" had begun. Well #282 is still pumping today!