Support AOGHS

American Oil & Gas Historical Society membership is free, but this website needs your financial support. If everyone who enjoys our website helps fund it, we can expand and improve our coverage. If you are requesting backlink service, a $20 donation is required for processing. Please use this contact form.

Become a Supporting Member Today

Help us preserve U.S. petroleum history. Join a dedicated group of energy educators, historians, museum directors, preservationists, collectors, and many others. Become a supporting AOGHS member with an annual contribution as low as $20 and receive the Oil & Gas History News newsletter, a monthly email summary of our website’s This Week in Petroleum History, updated each Monday. Supporting members of $100 or more also will have future access to our growing research archives and other resources. Learn more about the AOGHS mission and FAQs.

Help keep this online oil history resource operating! 

When you support this unique website, you help add more oil and gas history stories, which builds our research database for educators, students, oil museums – and you. AOGHS is in the business of preserving petroleum history, which provides a context for understanding the modern energy industry. Donations also can be made via PayPalContact Bruce Wells, AOGHS founder at To mail a check, use this printable form. Thank you!

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