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Coordinates: 48°56′23″N 07°49′35″E / 48.93972, 7.82639 Merkwiller-Pechelbronn is a community in the French region of Alsace. It is notable as the original home of oil sands mining.

Oil sands were mined from 1745 in Merkwiller-Pechelbronn, under the direction of Louis Pierre Ancillon de la Sablonnière, by special appointement of Louis XV. The Pechelbronn oil field was active until 1970, and was the birth place of companies like Antar and Schlumberger. The first modern refinery was built there in 1857. [1]


  1. ^ History of Pechelbronn oil

See also

  • Communes of the Bas-Rhin department
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