Back Yard Well Produces Gasoline (Dec, 1934)
I’m not so sure how “lucky” these people are. Especially if they have well water…
Back Yard Well Produces Gasoline
SOME of the more fortunate residents of Long Beach, Calif., are doing a nice business in gasoline which has been pumped from their own back yards. Presumably because of seepage from the Signal Hill wells, nearby, a number of Long Beach back yards are fairly rich in gasoline. Presence of the precious liquid was discovered during the drilling of a cesspool some months ago. Since then a number of crude pumping systems have been installed, some of which produce as high as 400 gallons of casing head gasoline in 24 hours.