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Natural gas compressor station machinery. 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 Nesvizhskaya gas compressor station, in the Minsk region of Belarus. It is operated by the Beltransgaz company. Photographed in 2006.
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