Gas Exploration Company

Written by Tara Peris
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Gas exploration company business is booming at record rates, and the media is giving the industry a great deal of attention these days. Among other reasons, events like last year's east coast power outage and this year's ongoing struggle in the Middle East have brought our energy use to the fore. However, natural gas exploration is nothing new; it has been around for well over a hundred years and its inception represents a critical turning point in U.S. history.

The history of the gas exploration industry in the Unites States is quite rich, reflecting our longstanding and well-earned reputation as pioneers and innovators. Since the early days of Lewis and Clark, Americans have pursued scientific advancement with bold resolve. Nowhere is this more true than in the field of energy resources, where we have pushed the envelope of technological progress with our natural gas mining and extraction techniques.

The Gas Exploration Company, Then and Now

Some of the first documented U.S. gas exploration occurred in the state of Colorado during the late 1800s. Just outside the town of Pueblo, an oil field was discovered, causing a rapid influx of citizens seeking to cash in on potential fortune. Although not home to the first gas exploration company, the boom and bust that subsequently followed taught early entrepreneurs a great deal.

Clearly, we have come a long way since the early mining towns of the 1800s. However, that bold, fearless entrepreneurial spirit still drives the U.S. industry forward. Next time you hear news about a gas exploration company, take a moment to consider how far our scientific pursuits have taken us over the last century and how much they have enhanced our lives.


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