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Museum of oil and gas Piacenza: photo description (Piacenza Oil and Gas Museum)

Museum of oil and gas Piacenza, or POGaM, is one of the tourist attractions of the city.

The Museum is divided into two sections: the first located in the building of the City Museum of natural history in via main commercial and dedicated to the geological aspects of the formation of hydrocarbons - here you can get acquainted with the history of oil and gas. The second section of the Museum is the next building Padellone, Negrotti in the City center (former slaughterhouse), and introduces the history of the oil industry Piacenza since its inception in the 16th to 18th centuries until the industrial age of the late 19th century to the present day.

The Museum's collections emphasize the important role of Piacenza in the history of oil and gas in Italy. For example, here you can learn about how the oil extracted on the territory of modern Piacenza, in the era of Ancient Rome, and how did it evolve over time until the beginning of the industrial era when oil from Plaisance has received worldwide recognition for ENI (Italian oil company) and other companies of this region. Here visitors may learn about the use of oil in medicine, which led urban practitioners to the creation and wide distribution of the drug "La Petrolina, very effective in the treatment of certain diseases.

The exhibits of the Museum acquaint with the records of Piacenza in the field of oil production: in 1908, the year there was built a pipeline with a length of 29 km, linking plants of the Val RILO with refineries, enterprise Fiorenzuola d Arda, first in Italy, built in 1891, the year. In the province of Piacenza in 1929, the year was also built the first Italian gas processing plant, which transported gas from Podenzano to Piacenza and then to Milan. In those years of Piacenza covers 62% of the volume of oil production in the country.