Natural Gas began from Well No. 8

[Newspaper]

Publication: The Muncie Daily Times

Muncie, IN, United States


BOOM! BOOMER!


WITH A RUMBLING AND ROARING.


WHEN TRENTON ROCK WAS TOUCHED.


Natural Gas Began Soaring.


The Greatest Well Yet Developed in the State.


As mentioned in yesterday’s TIMES the Glass Factory gas well, situated on Mr. Tuthill’s addition to the city, was expected to “come in” in a short time. The drill had then penetrated a depth of 900 feet and was supposed to be in close proximity to Trenton rock. After going 18 feel further, Trenton rock was found, and the first plunge of the drill thereafter gas ben to escape, and when the drill had gone down 20 feet in the rock, the flow became so strong, the noise so deafning [sic] deafening and the danger of firing the derrick so great, by reason of the high winds then blowing that work for the present was suspended until all the precautions are taken to prevent accidents. The situation as it stands now is that this is the strongest gas well yet developed in the State, but if it is possible to go further down it is the intention to do so. We have never before claimed the “strongest gas well” although we believed at all times we could do so with confidence. But one thing we point to with pride, the Muncie gas field is the best developed and gives better promise than any other field in this state of Ohio. With eight roaring gas wells – no failure to find gas in any of them; from 80 – 120 feet ab