Invitation to the PETROLEUM CLUB OUTING – Oct. 5th, 2007

Dear Petroleum Club Member,

On the eve of the 6th anniversary of the Petroleum Club of Romania and to further celebrate the 150 years of first registered oil production in Romania, we have the pleasure of inviting you to an outing on Friday, October 5th.

The 150 years of Romanian oil could not be better celebrated than in Prahova region, one of the world's leading oil extraction and refinery sites in the mid-19th century and well after that, in the 20th century. The Club selected “Steaua Romana” Refinery (Campina) and the Rhein Cellars (Azuga) as the main points of the outing.

Our members will have the opportunity to visit the “Steaua Romana” Refinery in Campina, which was founded in 1895. In 1897, after only two years of hard work, investments and development it was considered the most modern and the largest refinery in Europe. Its history practically coincides with the history of oil & gas in Romania.

You will be next invited to continue our journey in Prahova to the Rhein - Azuga Cellars for a Sparkling Wine Tasting, followed by a Barbeque. The Club selected Azuga Cellars for its exquisite location, and the long and rich tradition in sparkling wine making – the supplier to the Romanian Royal Court for still and sparkling wines since 1892.

At the Rhein - Azuga Cellars our members will have the opportunity to learn a lot about the traditional art of making the effervescent drink, and to see the entire process of the sparkling wine producing, strictly in accordance with the traditional “Champenoise” method. The tasting of the various varieties of the Prahova Valley sparkling wine will be followed by a barbeque held on the terrace offering the splendid view of the Bucegi Mountains.

For those who wish to prolong the moments of relaxation and fun, we have negotiated special prices for overnight accommodation at the Rhein Azuga Guest House. Please find below a document comprising the facilities and the prices. If you choose to spend your weekend in Prahova Valley, please write to us as soon as possible to book your room.

As always, this Petroleum Club informal gathering shall also be a good opportunity to freely discuss the future development of our association and to introduce the goals and activities of the Petroleum Club to new members.

The trip will start at 10 am by bus, departure from Bucharest via Ploiesti to Campina and then Azuga, with return at 7 pm in the capital. Please find below the detailed program of the outing (pdf file).

Please confirm your participation by email or fax no later than Tuesday, October 2nd. If you are unable to participate, please consider designating another member of your company to represent your firm.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, October 5th!


Andrew Costin

Program Outing Oct. 5th, 2007
Rhein Azuga Guest House


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