Million Barrel Tank - Monahans, Ward County, Texas
Address: US 80
Directions: At the Million Barrel Museum, on US 80 at Eastern Edge of Monahans
Marker #: 5475003386
Year Dedicated: 0
Size, type: 18 x 28" Subject
Last reported condition: None
Million Barrel Tank - A project of the Shell Oil Company, the construction of this oil storage tank in 1928 was the result of an oil boom in the area. Built to accommodate crude oil until it could be shipped to refineries, the tank was constructed by crews working on a 24-hour schedule using hand operated and horse-drawn equipment. Covering eight acres of land, the tank was able to hold over one million barrels of oil. It was filled to capacity only once. Efforts to convert it into a water-filled recreation center in the 1950s were unsuccessful, and it became a museum in 1986.
Decimal degrees:  N 31.595582   W -102.878463
Degrees, minutes: N 31 35.735   W 0102 52.708
UTM: Zone 13, Easting 701286, Northing 3497563
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