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Guymon in Texas County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Oil & Gas

 
 
Oil & Gas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
1. Oil & Gas Marker
Inscription. Discovered in 1918, and drilled in the 1930's, the Hugoton Gas Field was one of the largest deposits of natural gas in the world. The Hugoton field which is approximately 3000' deep extends from SW Kansas through the Oklahoma Panhandle and into the Texas Panhandle, covering 8500 sq. miles. This is 5 times the size of the state of Rhode Island.

This field along with subsequent deeper discoveries of oil and gas have provided landowners with royalty revenue and cheap fuel for such things as irrigation and domestic use. There are nearly 8000 producing oil and gas wells in Texas County today. For 75 years, Texas County has been one of the largest sources of revenue for the state of Oklahoma through taxes on oil & gas production.

The “pump jack” you see here is used either to pump oil from underground reservoirs or to pump ancient sea water from gas reservoirs to allow the gas to flow up the pipe. The salt water is later put back where it came from through an injection well.
 
Erected by Phillip's Petroleum.
 
Location. 36° 40.633′ N, 101° 28.42′ W. Marker is in Guymon, Oklahoma, in Texas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 412 and U.S. 54. Click for map.
Oil & Gas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
2. Oil & Gas Marker
Marker is in Centennial Park. Enter from Park Avenue on east side of park. Marker is in this post office area: Guymon OK 73942, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pig (a few steps from this marker); The Cow (within shouting distance of this marker); Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma (within shouting distance of this marker); E.T. Guymon (within shouting distance of this marker); Panhandle Area Natural Gas (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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