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The natural gas industry in Appalachia : a history from the first discovery to the maturity of the industry

Author: David A Waples
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The large scale, practical uses of natural gas were initially introduced by innovators Joseph Pew and George Westinghouse for the steel and glass industries in Pittsburgh, and local gas companies evolved from individual wells to an interstate supply network acquired by Rockefeller's Standard Oil interests. This book explores the evolution and significance of the natural gas industry"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Waples, David A., 1958-
Natural gas industry in Appalachia.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2005
(OCoLC)754706866
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David A Waples
ISBN: 0786420774 9780786420773
OCLC Number: 57344263
Description: ix, 276 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Burning Springs-The Cradle of the Industry --
The Gas Light Era-Manufacturing "Unnatural" Gas --
Pew, Westinghouse, and the Iron City-The New Product --
The House That John D. Built-Gas Corporate Development --
From the Ground Down-Exploration and Production --
Hidden Highway-Natural Gas Transmission --
The Gas House Gang-Natural Gas Distribution --
Expansion, Crisis, and Recovery-Appalachia and America --
Appalachian Natural Gas Timeline.
Responsibility: David A. Waples.
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This book explores the evolution and significance of the natural gas industry; from the first natural gas discoveries in the 1800s, to the growth of the Appalachian natural gas; to new discoveries of  Read more...

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