Canada Oil Wells

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Canada Oil Wells - Tlie Canada Oil Wells. To tbo Editcr of tha...
Tlie Canada Oil Wells. To tbo Editcr of tha Detroit Free Press. I send you some facts in relation to oil pros pects at this tiruo in Enniskillen, Canada West. At Oil Springs and Petrolia wells are Bolus; down by the score, and all that have bored over four hundred feet into the rock ere doing well. At Petrolia a (Flint, Jlich.) company have live wells, two flowing and three pumping; they sold 1,000 barrels last week. The Star Company, Company, of Connecticut, are working two wells and doing well. Ward & Wattle have two do w- w- ing wells that produce live barrels per day each, but would yield ten if pumped. The Fairbanks Company have two flowing and one boring; Dunn, a good one; Morrison & (irillin, of Berrien county, and Doctor Terry, of Jackson Jackson county, Mich , are boring on good territory and are sure to " strike He." Mr. Webster, a Hartford man, is a mile fur ther north ; and a well is down t j a show of oil at Wyoming, four miles from any land before developed. At Oil Springs the wells arc too numerous to mention, but I will mention the Gray well and the Bruce well as the two best, perhaps, at Oil Springs. - They yield from forty to seventy-five seventy-five seventy-five barrels per day. Four years since oil was first discovered In Enniskillen township, where the village of Oil Springs is situated, and at Petrolia, in the same township. At about the same time at Oil Springs they dug an immense number of wells to the rock (from 50 to 80 feet), and nearly all were flowing wells. One of them llowcd over 10,000 barrels of oil, and it was all wasted as they had no tanks to save it in. Others were in the same condition in regard to tanks, and they (the Canadians) knew hut little about oil, so they let it run. Oil could then be bought here for 10 cents, per barrel ; consequently it did not pay, and for three years past you could purchase oil lands at very low prices. In February, 1SU5, a new set of men commenced commenced working the old wells and boring for new ones. They have got larger and better engines and bored deeper in tho rock, and the result is, land is worth from 100 to 1,000 per cent, more than it was one year ago. At this time the rush seems to increase daily ol men after oil lands, but there is enough for all yet SAN JOSE,

Clipped from Detroit Free Press31 Oct 1865, TuePage 1

Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan)31 Oct 1865, TuePage 1
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