About Us EEU EUROPA
The role of EEU EUROPA is to stimulate and facilitate the cooperation among energy businesses, to monitor the implementation of the European energy legislation and to facilitate and enhance cooperation between national and European authorities, Governments, European Union and energy market participants across Europe, to involve European citizens in the European energy market in order to establish an efficient and transparent energy market, in line with the European Union energy goals.
We facilitate debates among the European regulators, Governments, national authorities, regulators, policy makers, producers, TSO’s, European citizens and any other stakeholder or energy market participant. We actively seek those who are interested in institutional cooperation, energy regulations and those who shape opinions and prepare for events which effect the European energy industry.
Membership in EEU EUROPA is open to anyone who has an interest in the field of energy. You are encouraged to view our website for more information. If you are interested in joining, our membership section will provide answers and application form.
Mission Statement EEU EUROPA
The EEU EUROPA is an independent, non-profit organization with European members, including any natural or legal person, associations, authorities, Governments, academic and other professionals concerned with energy and related regulations and laws in the European Union.
EEU EUROPA overall mission is to facilitate the cooperation among energy businesses, to monitor, analyze legislation, implementation and the activity of European and national energy regulators at EU level, to involve the European citizens in the European energy market and to work towards the completion of the single European Union energy market for electricity, renewable energy and natural gas.
• Worldwide information flow and exchange of ideas on energy regulations;
• Information and regular updates on the European energy market dedicated to European citizens;
• Cooperation among energy businesses, Governments and European Union;
• Access to investment funds and financial services provided outside traditional banking institutions;
• Lobbying activities at national and European level for associate members;
• Energy legislative and regulatory framework;
• Software development for energy market analysis and monitoring;
• High quality research and energy market forecasts;
• Study and publications;
• Development and education of students and energy professionals;
• Providing leading edge publications and electronic media;
• Organizing international and regional Workshops, Conferences, Forums and Summits;
• Building networks of energy concerned professionals.
Please be informed that the website https://www.eeueuropa.eu belongs to the Association European Energy Union legally established in Romania in 2016. EEU represent the acronym from the name of our Association European Energy Union.
EEU EUROPA represent a creation of our Association, combining the acronym EEU with the name Europa.
For more information about the use of our name, please see the reason here.
EEU EUROPA | Why in Romania?
Gas History in Europe | Romania, a beautiful start
Through its geographical position, surface, population and natural reaches, Romania is playing first fiddle in the hierarchy of the European Union and NATO Member Countries. Specific natural conditions, the existence of all land forms, the presence at the Southeastern border of the renowned Danube Delta, of the Black Sea coast, as well as the important length of the navigable route of the Danube river, all these offer Romania a true statute of independence regarding the exploitation of its natural resources and their transportation for internal use or for export.
The discovery of primordial energy resources such as coal, oil and natural gases brought Romania many European and international priorities. In 1857, Romania was recorded in the international statistics as the first country to industrially extract oil (275 tons) and to build the first refinery in the world. Starting with the same year, the production of lamp oil provided the possibility to use it in the public illumination system of Bucharest City, event which was a world première.
In 1884, after using the “air gas” (obtained through coal system) in the public lighting system, Timisoara City becomes the first European city to use the electric lamps lighting system. After the implementation in Bucharest of the first electrical tramways in 1894, Timisoara starts using its own electrical tramways in 1899, and thus Romania obtains a leading position within the countries using such means of transportation.
Another European première is recorded in 1917 when Turda City becomes the first city powered and illuminated by natural gas, previously discovered in 1909 in Sarmasel area (Transylvania). By developing a reliable gas transportation network, Romania accomplishes the first natural gas export into the European territory (Hungary – 1959).
By exploiting the rich hydrological potential, after the construction of the Bicaz and Vidraru hydroelectric power plants, Romania opened in cooperation with the former Yugoslavia (1964) the Iron Gates I site, finalizing in 1972 one of the largest hydrotechnical construction in Europe and one of the largest hydroelectric power plant on the Danube river. Today, there are a few hundred hydrotechnical developments in Romania, on the country’s interior rivers, but there are ambitious projects for the near future concerning the maximum use of this inexhaustible energy source – the hydro energy. One of these projects is represented by the finalization of the Tarnita hydroelectric power plant (Cluj County).
In Romania, methane gas was discovered in 1909 at Sarmasel, Mures County. An activity organized in the natural gas industry started in Romania at the beginning of the 20th century when, based on the first discoveries, commercial reserves were put into production and in this way were made the commercial gas deliveries for domestic and industrial purposes (for lighting, heating and production of methanol, sodium carbonate and carbon black).
The first profile organization in Romania and Europe, under the name “Erste Siebenbuergische Erdgas Aktiengesellschaft – the First Transylvanian Society for the Earth Gas Conduct”, was founded in 1912 in Turda, which, having been the subject of activity of transportation and recovery of natural gas from The Sarmasel deposit, started construction of a methane gas pipeline, 55 km long and 153 mm in diameter from Sarmasel to Turda, the works being completed in 1914.
In 1915, Ungarische Erdgas-Gesellschaft AG, based in Budapest, was established on November 26, with a majority shareholder in a trade union headed by Deutsche Bank in Berlin, which aimed at the exploitation, transport and distribution of gas in Transylvania – the first company Integrated in Europe.
In 1917, Turda became the first city in Europe to be lighted by natural gas.
Between 1917 and 1925, the first cities of Transylvania were supplied with methane gas: Turda, Târnăveni and Medias.
More about Romanian gas.
Romanian Oil History
In 1857, Bucharest was the first city in the world where lamp oil lighting was introduced. However, before the “great miracle” was accomplished, the people who lived in Bucharest were forced to get to the streets with candles. “Even if lamp-lighting was introduced, the slums at the periphery did not enjoy this. In fact, only the center of Bucharest was illuminated with lamp oil, “says Mr. Dan Falcan historian.
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