1978 - Houston, we have a contract.Back to the timeline
2 August – Agip signed an international cooperation agreement in Nigeria for the purchase and sale of natural gas from the liquefaction company, Bonny Lng Ltd.
6 December - A technical collaboration agreement was signed between Eni and the NCB, National Coal Board, for the liquefaction of coal.
Eni carried out geothermic research operations in Italy, with excellent results obtained a few kilometres from the Pozzuoli sulphur mine.
Eni signed a contract with the Chinese Popular Republic to supply a natural gas treatment and compression unit.
Assoreni (association for scientific research) was set up from among companies in the Eni group, for the promotion of research in innovative sectors.
Samim, a company involved in technical-scientific research and experiments in the mining-metallurgical sector, was set up in Rome.
A contract was signed in Houston with the Petrotex Chemical Corporation (Tenneco group), for the construction in the USA of a petrochemical plant with an MTBE process – a component for non-ethylene petrol with a high octane content.