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Governmental Resolutions in support of OIL 150

House of Representatives of Pennsylvania on June 29, 2008:

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 827 Session of 2008
INTRODUCED BY HUTCHINSON AND ROAE, JUNE 26, 2008

INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
JUNE 26, 2008

A RESOLUTION
Recognizing the month of August 2008 as "Oil Heritage Month" in Pennsylvania.

WHEREAS, On August 27, 1859, "Colonel" Edwin L. Drake drilled the world's first commercial oil well near Titusville, striking oil at 69.5 feet; and

WHEREAS, The world's modern oil and gas industry was thus born on the banks of Oil Creek; and

WHEREAS, Pennsylvanians were the pioneers of the world's oil industry, creating the first oil tank car, oil pipeline, methods of refining oil and other industry innovations; and

WHEREAS, The men and women of this Commonwealth were leaders in the building of the United States through the development of the petroleum industry, which continues to this day; and

WHEREAS, Oil and gas are currently produced in 31 of the State's 67 counties by the Commonwealth's independent producers;and

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania oil producers currently operate more than 17,000 wells, producing more than 3.5 million barrels of Pennsylvania Grade Crude Oil each year; and

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania's natural gas producers operate at least 50,000 wells, satisfying approximately 25% of this Commonwealth's annual demand; and

WHEREAS, Oil and gas will continue to play a vital role in this Commonwealth's future, since Pennsylvania currently has approximately 14 million barrels of proved crude oil reserves remaining to be produced and an estimated 2.8 trillion cubic feet of proved natural gas reserves in the ground awaiting development; and

WHEREAS, In 1994, Governor Robert P. Casey designated a 708 square mile area in Venango and Eastern Crawford Counties as the Oil Region Heritage Park; and

WHEREAS, In 2004, the Congress of the United States designated the same territory as the Oil Region National Heritage Area; an
WHEREAS, Every day, Pennsylvanians use oil-based products such as gasoline, medicine, plastic, cosmetics and others, to enhance their daily lives; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize the month of August 2008 as "Oil Heritage Month" in Pennsylvania and encourage residents and visitors alike to observe and take pride in this Commonwealth's continuing oil legacy.

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    Senate of Pennsylvania on June 10, 2008:

    THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

    SENATE RESOLUTION

    No. 343 Session of 2008
    INTRODUCED BY M. WHITE, ROBBINS, EARLL, MUSTO, FERLO, STOUT, D. WHITE, GREENLEAF, KASUNIC, WASHINGTON, ORIE, WONDERLING, ERICKSON, BOSCOLA, TOMLINSON, FONTANA, WAUGH, LOGAN, TARTAGLIONE, C. WILLIAMS, PUNT, RAFFERTY, PIPPY, KITCHEN, ARMSTRONG, LAVALLE, FUMO, COSTA, FOLMER AND BROWNE,
    JUNE 10, 2008

    INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED, JUNE 10, 2008

    A RESOLUTION

    Recognizing the month of August 2008 as "Oil Heritage Month" in Pennsylvania.

    WHEREAS, On August 27, 1859, "Colonel" Edwin L. Drake drilled the world's first commercial oil well near Titusville, striking oil at 69.5 feet; and

    WHEREAS, The world's modern oil and gas industry was thus born on the banks of this Commonwealth's Oil Creek; and

    WHEREAS, Citizens of this Commonwealth were the pioneers of the world's oil industry, creating the first oil tank car, oil pipeline, methods of refining oil and other industry innovations; and

    WHEREAS, The men and women of this Commonwealth were leaders in the building of the United States through the development of the petroleum industry, which continues to this day; and

    WHEREAS, Oil and gas are currently produced in 31 of this Commonwealth's 67 counties by Pennsylvania's independent producers; and

    WHEREAS, Pennsylvania oil producers currently operate more than 17,000 wells, producing more than 3.5 million barrels of Pennsylvania Grade Crude Oil each year; and

    WHEREAS, This Commonwealth's natural gas producers operate at least 50,000 wells, satisfying approximately 25% of the Commonwealth's annual demand; and

    WHEREAS, Oil and gas will continue to play a vital role in this Commonwealth's future since Pennsylvania currently has approximately 14 million barrels of proved crude oil reserves remaining to be produced and an estimated 2.8 trillion cubic feet of proved natural gas reserves in the ground awaiting development; and

    WHEREAS, In 1994, Governor Robert P. Casey designated a 708 square mile area in Venango and eastern Crawford Counties as the Oil Region Heritage Park; and

    WHEREAS, In 2004, the Congress of the United States designated the same territory as the Oil Region National Heritage Area; and

    WHEREAS, Citizens of this Commonwealth use oil-based products such as gasoline, medicine, plastic, cosmetics and others to enhance their daily lives; therefore be it

    RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize the month of August 2008 as "Oil Heritage Month" in Pennsylvania and encourage residents and visitors alike to observe and take pride in this Commonwealth's continuing oil legacy.

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    Crawford County Resolution

    A Resolution:

    Designating the month of August, 2008 and each August hereafter as “Oil Heritage Month” in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

    WHEREAS, On August 27, 1859, “Colonel” Edwin L. Drake drilled the world’s first commercial oil well near Titusville, Pennsylvania, striking oil at 69½ feet; and

    WHEREAS, The world’s modern Oil and Gas industry was thus born on the banks of Pennsylvania’s Oil Creek in Crawford and Venango Counties; and

    WHEREAS, Pennsylvanians were the pioneers of the world’s oil industry, creating the first oil tank car, oil pipeline, methods of refining oil, and other industry innovations; and

    WHEREAS, The men and women of Pennsylvania were leaders in the building of the United States through the development of the petroleum industry which continues to this day; and

    WHEREAS, Oil and natural gas are currently produced in Crawford County by Pennsylvania's independent producers; and

    WHEREAS, Oil and gas will continue to play a vital role in Crawford County’s future and economy since Pennsylvania currently has approximately 14 million barrels of proven crude oil reserves remaining to be produced and an estimated 2.8 trillion cubic feet of proven natural gas reserves in the ground awaiting development; and

    WHEREAS, In 1994, Governor Robert P. Casey designated a 708-square mile area in Crawford and Venango counties as the Pennsylvania Oil Heritage Region; and

    WHEREAS, In 2004, the United States Congress designated the same territory as the Oil Region National Heritage Area; and

    WHEREAS, Everyday Pennsylvanians use oil-based products like gasoline, medicine, plastics, cosmetics and others to enhance their daily lives;

    WHEREAS, The Oil 150 celebration provides the citizens of Crawford County with the opportunity to establish a lasting commemoration of their oil legacy; and

    Therefore be it RESOLVED, that the Commissioners of Crawford County designate the month of August 2008 and August of each year hereafter as “Oil Heritage Month” and encourage residents and visitors alike to observe and take pride in Crawford County’s and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s continuing oil legacy.

    Signed:

    Morris W. Waid, Chairman
    Jack M. Preston, Commissioner
    C. Sherman Allen, Commissioner

    Adopted: July 17, 2008

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    Venango County Resolution # 2008- 13

    A Resolution:

    Designating the month of August, 2008 and each August hereafter as “Oil Heritage Month” in Venango County, Pennsylvania.

    WHEREAS, On August 27, 1859, “Colonel” Edwin L. Drake drilled the world’s first commercial oil well near Titusville, Pennsylvania, striking oil at 69½ feet; and

    WHEREAS, The world’s modern Oil and Gas industry was thus born on the banks of Pennsylvania’s Oil Creek in Venango and Crawford Counties; and

    WHEREAS, Pennsylvanians were the pioneers of the world’s oil industry, creating the first oil tank car, oil pipeline, methods of refining oil, and other industry innovations; and

    WHEREAS, The men and women of Pennsylvania were leaders in the building of the United States through the development of the petroleum industry which continues to this day; and

    WHEREAS, Oil and natural gas are currently produced in Venango County by Pennsylvania's independent producers; and

    WHEREAS, Oil and gas will continue to play a vital role in Venango County’s future and economy since Pennsylvania currently has approximately 14 million barrels of proven crude oil reserves remaining to be produced and an estimated 2.8 trillion cubic feet of proven natural gas reserves in the ground awaiting development; and

    WHEREAS, In 1994, Governor Robert P. Casey designated a 708-square mile area including all of Venango County and eastern Crawford County as the Pennsylvania Oil Heritage Region; and

    WHEREAS, In 2004, the United States Congress designated the same territory as the Oil Region National Heritage Area; and

    WHEREAS, Everyday, Pennsylvanians use oil-based products like gasoline, medicines, plastics, cosmetics and others to enhance their daily lives; and

    WHEREAS, The Oil 150 celebration provides the citizens of Venango County with the opportunity to establish a lasting commemoration of their oil legacy; and

    Therefore be it RESOLVED, that the Commissioners of Venango County, designate the month of August 2008 and August of each year thereafter as “Oil Heritage Month” and encourage residents and visitors alike to observe and take pride in Venango County’s and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s continuing oil legacy.

    Adopted: July 22, 2008

    Signed:

    Timothy Brooks, Chairman
    Jan Beichner, Commissioner
    Troy Wood, Commissioner

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