Ukraine’s oil and gas industry is one of the oldest in the world
Commercial development of oil began in the Sloboda-Runhurska field (Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast).
Commercial development of oil began at the vicinity of Boryslav – the largest oil field in Europe during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The world’s first patent for the technology to derive kerosene from oil obtained in Lviv, which launched the development of the oil refining industry.
Lviv gas plant enters service.
Lviv hosts First Global Oil Congress.
World’s first professional magazine “Hirnyk” (Ukrainian for “miner”) covering oil and gas industry subjects published in Lviv.
First gas pipelines from Boryslav to Drohobych built to supply associated petroleum gas.
Discovery of Dashavske gas field (Lviv Oblast) – the largest in Europe at the time.ry of Dashavske gas field (Lviv Oblast) – the largest in Europe at the time.
The world’s first interstate supplies of natural gas from Ukraine to Poland.
The first main gas pipeline, at that time the most powerful in Europe, Dashava-Kyiv, enters operation.
Extension of Dashava-Kyiv gas pipeline to Moscow. Natural gas supplies from Ukraine to Russia begin.
Shebelynske gas field put into commercial production. During almost two decades of operation, it is the largest in Europe in terms of gas reserves and production level.
Ukraine’s first Shebelynka Gas Processing Plant put into operation.
Ukraine’s first underground gas storage, Olyshivske, began operation.
Commenced natural gas export to Czechoslovakia that launched the development of export gas supplies to Central and Western Ukraine across Ukraine.
Holitsynske gas condensate field discovered, the first in the Black Sea offshore zone.
Achieved maximum level of oil and condensate production in Ukraine of 14.5 million tons.
Achieved maximum level of natural gas production in Ukraine of 68.7 bcm.
Put into operation Soyuz, the first transcontinental gas pipeline.
Sakhalin oil and gas condensate field was opened in Kharkiv region.
For the first time in Europe, the technology of the cycling process was introduced at the Novotroitsk gas condensate field.
One of the world’s largest underground gas storages, Bilche-Volytske, enters operation. Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhhorod gas pipeline enters operation.
Kursk-Kyiv, Kremenchuk-Ananyiv and Ananyiv-Tiraspol-Izmail enter operation. Commenced natural gas injection into Proletarske UGS.
Odeske gas field discovered in the Black Sea. Yelets-Kremenchuk-Kryvyi Rih, Kursk-Kyiv, and Novopskov-Shebelynka gas pipelines enter operation. Commenced natural gas injection into Solokhivske and Verhunske UGSs. Commenced gas exports to Turkey.
Progres and Ananyiv-Chernivtsi-Bohorodchany gas pipelines enter operation. Began gas injection into Kehychivske UGS. Commenced gas exports to Switzerland.
Achieved maximum level of natural gas usage in Ukraine of 118.8 bcm.
Novodaryivka-Amvrosiyivka gas pipeline enters operation. Cycling process plant in Tymofiyivske gas-condensate field enters operation.