In the footsteps of Ignacy Łukasiewicz
We set off on an interesting journey through the Polish-Ukrainian border, discovering the places in which you can smell the oil. They are connected with the activity of Ignacy Łukasiewicz, the creator of the oil industry in the area of former Galicia. This interesting tourist route leads through the places such as: Jasło, Krosno, Bóbrka, Sanok, Ustrzyki Dolne and Rzeszów – on the Polish side, and through Sambor, Boryslav and Drohobych to Lviv - on the Ukrainian side.
In 1854 Ignacy Łukasiewicz founded the first in the world oil mine in Bóbrka, and then a distillery and a rafinery in Ulaszowice, Polanka and Chorkówka. He is mostly known as the inventor of the kerosene lamp so it is time for you to learn more about the activity of this outstanding man.
In the second half of the 19th century oil wells started to be seen near Sanok, Lesko and Ustrzyki Dolne. The Boryslav – Drohobych Basin became the most important mining center. The trail in which you can smell the oil leads today through the places where in the old mines, which are still in use, we can find the oil equipment and museums withthe expositions dedicated to the activity of Ignacy Łukasiewicz and the history of the oil industry. It turns out that running out of the deposits of crude oil, modernising of the mining processes in the near future will lead to the fact that the tourist route of the oil trail will be the only visible trace of the birth of the oil industry on that land. The still existing historic oil facilities are enhanced by the charming landscape of the unique Carpathian nature.
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