Greenvine Gas Discovery

Greenvine Gas Discovery (HMIUL)

Location: Brenham, TX 77833 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 6.89', W 96° 33.517'

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Apparently the first use in Texas of natural gas for fuel occurred in 1879 near here. William Seidel, a farmer, grist mill and cotton gin owner, and merchant, trying to dig a water well, struck gas at approximate depth of 106 feet. The gas was piped to a farmhouse nearby. Production of gas and oil has spread to 210 Texas counties; 27 pipeline companies export gas. Annual rate of production is about 8 trillion cubic feet. Texas has 42.3 per cent of the proven gas reserves in America, and it has a 19,895-foot well, believed to be world's deepest.
Year Placed1967
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 735229 N 3334025
Decimal Degrees30.11483333, -96.55861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 6.89', W 96° 33.517'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 6' 53.40" N, 96° 33' 31.02" W
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Area Code(s)979, 936, 512, 469
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5010-5542 Farm to Market 2502, Brenham TX 77833, US
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