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Natural gas compressor station. Worker walking past machinery at a natural gas compressor station. Natural gas is a fossil fuel obtained from underground oil and gas deposits. Here, it is being compressed for distribution in pipelines to industry and homes. The compression to a high pressure keeps the natural gas flowing through the pipelines. This is the Boyarka gas compressor station, near Kiev, Ukraine. Photographed in 2006.
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