History of the gas industry

Key events in the history of the gas industry in Poland and Europe.

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biography
Witold Zglenicki

Petroleum and knowledge – the two aspects behind the phenomenon of Witold Zglenicki.

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1868

First bath heated with a gas water heater

This appliance is invented by an Englishman, Benjamin Waddy Maughan. Gas begins to find multiple new applications, and inventions include gas cookers, refrigerators, irons, coffee roasters, boilers, gas heaters and many more.

1885

Gas light gains new brightness and colour

This is a clever invention of Carl Auer von Welsbach – a fabric mantle, made from cotton mesh impregnated with non-flammable compounds, which when heated by a gas flame emits a bright light without burning. This invention continues to be used today.

1896

Natural gas discovered in the Podkarpacie region

The beginnings of natural gas in Poland are connected to crude oil extraction in the Podkarpacie region.

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History of Warsaw Gasworks

On 27 December 1856, the residents of Warsaw saw their streets illuminated with gas lamps for the very first time.

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Gas industry today and tomorrow

Technology 31 December 2019
Natural gas fuel cells

Fuel cells are one of the greener sources of electrical power. Natural gas can be converted into hydrogen, which is then used to power fuel cells. Is this the future of energy generation? Let’s see how it works.

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Technology 8 October 2019
Pre-paid systems in gas distribution. Is a pre-paid gas meter worth the money?

When we think of pre-paid billing solutions, cell phones come first to mind. However, pre-paid solutions for electrical power distribution have been around for several years now. The time has come for pre-paid distribution of natural gas to consumers.

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Science 8 October 2019
Optical fibre applications for gas pipeline diagnostics

Optical fibre measurements are applied in many areas of engineering. Optical fibres can help detect and pinpoint gas leaks. They can also be applied in strain measurement of gas pipelines.

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Gas map of Poland

Podkarpacie
Świnoujście
Paczków
Warszawa
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