Natural Gas For Dublin?

Sometimes it takes a long, long time to get what we want and need, doesn’t it?

A while back I posted a 1925 photo of Mayor C.E. Leatherwood and other men from Dublin, who were obviously excited that Dublin, Texas was getting its first gas pipeline. What I did not realize, of course, was just how long Dublin officials had been working to make the gas line a possibility.


In 1914, pipe was laid from the Moran oil field into the town of Cisco, thus bringing those residents the use of natural gas. Dublin maintained that it would be profitable for the company to lay pipe the length of the almost 50 miles from Cisco to Dublin so that its residents might also be able to use natural gas.

Part of the argument was that along the course of the 50 miles lay Carbon, Gorman, and De Leon. By considering these towns along with Dublin, the company would have 8,000 new customers. It sounds like a great argument to me, but apparently investors did not think so.

It was another 11 years before the town of Dublin was able to provide the comfort that natural gas brought to its residents…not to mention the savings it brought to their pocketbooks!

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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