1956 - Dawn brings with it "Il Giorno".Back to the timeline
January – Work commenced in Ravenna on the construction of an Anic complex for the production of synthetic rubber and nitrogen fertilisers.
March - Supercortemaggiore was classified as 98/100-octane petrol.
12 April – The Prime Minister, Antonio Segni, visited Metanopoli.
21 April - Il Giorno, a daily newspaper owned by Eni and edited by Gaetano Baldacci, was launched.
27 July – A contract was signed in Brussels between the Belgian Group, Petrofina, and Saip, which was later replaced by Agip Mineraria, for the joint-management of Ieoc (International Egyptian Oil Company) and its affiliates.
3 October - Sofid, Società Finanziamento Idrocarburi Spa (hydrocarbon financing company) was set up.
19 October – A parliamentary industrial commission paid a parliamentary visit to the Cortemaggiore complex and to the company offices at San Donato.
October – Agip Mineraria purchased a stake in the Stoi petrol company, which owned a refinery in Florence.
December – Agip Nucleare and Snam Progetti were founded.
December – Anic was involved in setting up Raffineria di Roma Spa, for the construction of an oil refinery in the Rome area.