Ana Mihaela Istrate
Ana Mihaela Istrate
Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education, Sports & Kinesiology, the Romanian American University
Romania: A New Energy Power

Romania: A New Energy Power

While contemporary interest in energy questions focus on the Middle East, Romania has an impressive record in petroleum production which can be traced to 1517. Romania has a history of more than 150 years in oil extraction and in 1838 became the first country in the world with the production of 275 barrels of oil. It was followed by the United States in 1859 and Italy in 1862. By the 19th century, Romania had become one of the largest petroleum producers in Europe and Ploiești was among the best-known centers and was the site of the first Romanian refinery. Bucharest was the first city in the world illuminated with 1000 kerosene lamps, using kerosene which was produced in Ploiești.  More


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OEconomica No. 1, 2016