2 mi. NorthwestApparently 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.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:14am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 735229 N 3334025|
|Decimal Degrees||30.11483333, -96.55861667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 6.89', W 96° 33.517'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 6' 53.40" N, 96° 33' 31.02" W|
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|Area Code(s)||979, 936, 512, 469|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5010-5542 Farm to Market 2502, Brenham TX 77833, US|
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