Online Encyclopedia


Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 316 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: it!
PETROLEA, a town and port of entry in Lambton county, Ontario, Canada, situated 42 M. W. of London on Bear Creek, an affluent of Sydenham River, and on the Grand Trunk and Michigan Central railways. Pop. (19o1), 4135. It is in the midst of the oil region of Canada, and numerous wells in the vicinity have an aggregate output of about 30,000,000 gallons of crude oil per annum, much of which is refined in the town.
End of Article: PETROLEA
PETRIOU (also called Cha-chang-sao)
PETROLEUM (Lat. Petra, rock, and oleuin, oil)

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.