Monday, August 22, 2011

1878 Events in Baku

In 1876,Konon Lisenko, Chair of Chemistry for the St. Petersburg Mining Institute, visited Baku to study the reasons for the 1875 oil crisis that had taken place in the Russian Empire. In 1878, he published a monograph in St. Petersburg called "Oil Production, According to the Latest Data." The monograph was one of the first original oil-related publications ever written.

Also in 1878, Bibi-Heybat had its first oil gusher. Vladimir Shukhov (1853-1939) supervised the project to build the first pipeline from Balakhani to the Black City.

There was a great deal going on in Baku in 1878.

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