History of the gas industry

Time lines

Pivotal events in the history of the gas industry in Poland and Europe. Traditional gas production and the beginnings of natural gas extraction. Biographies of those who supplied our towns and homes with gas.

History of the gas industry


History of the gas industry


12 April 2021
Zygmunt Lewakowski
Zygmunt Lewakowski - he was a Polish economist, Minister of the Treasury, described as a billionaire, a man whose bold visions were ahead of the era in which he lived.
13 April 2021
Edmund Łoziński
A powerful gas explosion attracted the attention of the whole of Galicia and brought Łoziński a fortune. This is a story of how an art enthusiast became a brilliant entrepreneur and philanthropist.
12 April 2021
Franciszek Rychnowski
Who was Iks von Chyr, whose inventions conquered the Paris World's Fair in 1878, bringing him recognition and medals at the fair?
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14 June 2021
History of the Stanisławów Gasworks
13 April 2021
History of Lviv Gasworks
26 June 2019
Coins and tokens in the gas industry
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1 September 2019
Podcast: Advertising the first household gas appliances
7 October 2019
A postcard from half a century ago – the operation of a traditional gasworks
22 August 2019
Warsaw’s street gas lamps
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