History of the gas industry

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

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biography
Edmund Łoziński

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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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August Gorayski

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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 11 September 2019
Non-mining methane production methods

Mines are not the only sources of natural gas: the fuel can be produced by chemical or biological synthesis.

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Technology 8 October 2019
A new era of gas metering: thermal mass flow meters

The distribution of natural gas to consumers has been monitored and billed with bellows gas meters since the 19th century. The drawbacks of bellows gas meters could be finally offset by thermal mass flow meters, which promise higher accuracy, longer service life, and features of smart technologies.

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Gas map of Poland

Podkarpacie
Świnoujście
Paczków
Warszawa
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