Nortex Corporation was founded in 1957 by Al W. Dugan, an independent oil and gas operator.  Mr. Dugan had been engaged in various phases of exploration and mining business since 1952 and participated in numerous projects both foreign and domestic. 

Mr. Dugan co-founded public companies including Duquesne Natural Gas (1965), Oxoco (1975), Texon Energy Corp. (1976) and Crown Resources (1986).   Affiliated private Companies owned or founded by Mr. Dugan include Delaware Royalty Company, Inc., Houston Resources Corp. and Anglo Exploration Corporation.