Output of crude and the spread of production
A general impression of the output of crude, which formed the base for the expansion of the industry over the period of 1862-73, may be gained from Chart 6:1. Although inadequate for some types of analysis, the charted data adequately reflect major trends.* With minor deviations, annual output of crude advanced gradually from about 3 million barrels in 1862 to over 5 million in 1870 and 1871. In 1873 it almost doubled to nearly 10 million barrels, a level nearly three times as great as the peak outputs in the years through 1868.____________________
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Publication information: Book title: The American Petroleum Industry:The Age of Illumination, 1859-1899. Contributors: Harold F. Williamson - Author, Arnold R. Daum - Author. Publisher: Northwestern University Press. Place of publication: Evanston, IL. Publication year: 1959. Page number: 117.
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