National Geographic
February, 1920

Where the World Gets its Oil

Page 181But where will our children get it when American wells cease to flow?

The world's greatest producer and consumer

A Niagara of oil

Page 182 ... The site of America's pioneer oil well
Page 183A vast network of oil pipelinesThe elaborate oil pipeline system
Page 184 [no text] Oil wells in Ventura
Page 185Oil no longer our light by night, but premier power source

More than 300 products of petroleum

Number four well at Joy Farm
Page 186Lubricants are the barometer of businessA Southern California Oil Field
Page 187Six million pleasure cars in the USMap showing production in the US
Page 188 [no text] The Summerland field in Santa Barbara County, California
Page 189How oil saves powerThe biggest hole in the world
Page 190A hunter whose weapon is the drillThe wonder workers
Page 191A big leak -- the stock promotion gameThe Lakeview "gusher" of California
Page 192Where the waste begins

The advantage of oil over coal

A "tank" farm
Page 193 ... Working near the firing line
Page 194 [no text]An oil tank set on fire by lightning
Page 195Where we shall get our oil in futureBringing under control a wild well in Louisiana
Page 196 [no text] The world's greatest oil well
Page 197How Mexico's oil has been exploited

Britain's method of controlling oil supplies

The Cerro Azul No. 4 in full force
Page 198 [no text] Taming a gusher

The halter half on

Page 199 [no text] The victory won!
Page 200 [no text] Known and possible oil resources of the world
Page 201American ships and their appetite for oilEngland's discovery well
Page 202Need for oil pioneers ... "The pioneering spirit should now lead American capital and American engineering to seek new sources of petroleum supplies in foreign fields for the benefit of the America of tomorrow. Nor can this be done without popular support inspired by general appreciation of oil as our servant, a servant that works 24 hours a day and 7 days a week".