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Gas fuel compressor plant. Worker crossing a snow- covered area with pipes and other gas transport and compression structures. Natural gas is compressed after it has been extracted from the ground, allowing it to be piped to cities and factories. This is the Pisarevka compressor plant, owned by the Russian energy company Gazprom. As of 2006, Gazprom is the world's biggest extractor of natural gas, controls the world's third largest reserves of fossil fuels, and is the third largest corporation in the world. Photographed in December 2005, in the Kantemirovsky district of the Voronezh region of Russia.
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