Romania, 2017: Prahova will be “The World Capital of Oil”

Since this year, in Prahova, 160 years since the establishment of the first oil refinery in the world will be celebrated, as well as 50 years since the “Oil and Gas” University of Ploiesti was founded, being unique in Romania in this profile, the county authorities announced that starting from next month, a large number of actions will begin to marl these events. Actually, every month, by the end of the year, an event is held in order to celebrate “the black gold”, according to nineoclock.ro.

This year, we celebrate 160 since the first refinery in the world has been established by Mehedinteanu brothers, and 50 years of higher oil education in Ploiesti. On this occasion, the oil and Gas University of Ploiesti recently had a meeting establishing a working committee designed to establish a number of events under the name: “Prahova – 2017, the World Capital of Oil”. The working group is formed by representatives of the following institutions: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Prahova County Council, Ploiesti Municipality, Oil and Gas University of Ploiesti, Prahova County Museum of Natural Sciences, OMV-Petrom, Petrotel-Lukoil, Conpet, Petrostar, Historical and Cultural Society “Mihai Viteazul” and the “Constantin Stere” Foundation. Following the talks between the representatives of the above mentioned institutions, it was decided to establish a number of events both in localities from Prahova and from the country, the main subject to be discussed being oil. The events will start in April, and as it was announced, by the end of this year, every month, an event related to the importance of the “black gold” will be organized. Thus, next month, the Oil and Gas University of Ploiesti will host the first event, marked by the unveiling an anniversary plaque and by a scientific session. In May, the events will take place in Bucharest, given that Bucharest is the first city in the world who was illuminated by kerosene from Prahova. In June, the events will be hosted by Constanta, since the first gasoline export has been recorded here. The calendar of the actions called “Prahova – 2017, the World Capital of Oil” also includes the following events: in July – book launch at Telega; in August – evoking the establishment of the first School of driller masters, in Campina; in September – celebrating 160 years since the first oil refinery in the world was established, at the Oil and Gas University of Ploiesti; in October – celebrating 50 years of higher oil education in Ploiesti, at the Oil and Gas University of Ploiesti.

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