Oil is the main product of Russia's exports. In 2009, exports amounted to 33%, and with oil products 49%. The first oil field was discovered by L. Kislyansky in 1684 near the Irkutsk jail. To get it first began FS Pryadanov in 1745. In the same year, he built the first in Russia and one of the world's first oil refineries.

Day of oil workers is a celebration of courageous and strong people

Oil and gas industry

The work of a large number of enterprises depends on the activities of the oil and gas industry: factories, factories, etc. Every year the amount of oil produced in Russia is steadily growing, which moves the oil-producing and oil-refining industry forward. Approximately 15% of the country's able-bodied population work at well drilling stations, oil refineries and transportation plants. We do not think about how dangerous their work is, when we turn on the gas in the kitchen or refuel the car. We take the product of these people's labor for granted, although it should be noted that the extraction of gas and oil from the bowels of the earth is not an easy thing. Therefore, in order to encourage workers in the oil, gas, fuel and heat industry in 1980, the Supreme Soviet of the USSR issued a decree on the appointment of a professional holiday.

What date is the oilman's day celebrated in the country?

The professional holiday of strong and courageous people - workers of the oil, gas and fuel industries is always celebrated on the first Sunday of September. On this day, it is customary to congratulate everyone: field developers, well drilling engineers, transporters, geophysicists, processors, etc. In 2015, Oilmen's Day fell on September 6.

Professionals in their field

Many believe that the oilmen's Day in Russia should become the official calendar holiday, because these people deserve deep respect. Without their teamwork in the apartments there would be gas, the car would stand up without fuel, would have stopped many businesses, whose work depends entirely on petroleum products. Moreover, the country will lose a huge percentage of exports that would lead to the imminent crisis in other industries.

We are so used that in the house there is gas to cook food, and petrol stations have petrol and diesel in different cars that the head does not occur even the slightest thought of how and by whom it was produced initial raw material to provide us with the necessary goods. Surely you don't think about the fact that oil and natural gas is flammable and explosive substances. Or that oil spill from a well or transport tanker leads to an environmental disaster on an unimaginable scale, is it not misleading the media. Or, finally, about how many people may die (or are killed) in the accident and its elimination. So the day of the oil — this is another reason to show respect to the employees of the oil and gas industry and congratulate you on your professional holiday.

How to congratulate the oilman

Congratulations on Oilman's Day in many cities take place in the format of a concert program or a rally. Therefore, on this day, oilmen and gas workers receive congratulations not only from family and friends, but also from the state.

If in your family there are employees, a holiday to prepare the original greeting or to organize cultural centres. Many cities in the Day of oil workers organize corporate events, concerts and fireworks. You can spend the day outdoors with colleagues and their families, are also rushing to congratulate their loved ones.

Congratulations, made with a mind and creative approach, will be better than any gift. The work of oil workers and gas workers is invaluable, therefore it is important for each of them to know that those for whom they work understand this. You can prepare a holiday yourself or find a ready script and all kinds of congratulations. Draw posters, sign greeting cards, say something from the heart: how much you value work, how you feel when a person is on watch.

Although the holiday Oilmen's Day is not an official weekend, make sure that the oil and gas companies familiar to you feel the whole joyful atmosphere that it bears.