Is that why we have pictures of FORESTS of drilling platforms in Pennsylvania, you fucking RETARD!?!!?
The same thing happened in Baku. FORESTS of drillheads.
About the only limiting agent for oil extraction was having enough barrels on hand to capture the flow. Barrel makers soon cought up, though. Economic expansion from all this nearly FREE energy does that.
Drilling technology was particularly mature in the nation at that time. Oil drillers started out being water drillers. It was an easy transition in the beginning.
Go back to school. You don't know ANYTHING about what they fuck you claim you're talking about.
The military had coaling stations all over the globe. They thought there was an inexhaustible supply. Why would they change from a cheap, available resource to one which they had no control over? It takes time to build up that kind of infrastructure.