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Oil refinery. Pipes and storage tanks at an oil refinery. An oil refinery is where oil is refined from the crude state (in which it is pumped from the ground) into the separate components used as fuels and as the raw materials for the petrochemical industry. This equipment is provided by the Yuganskneftegaz company. The oil refinery is in the Priobski oil field, managed by the Rosneft company, in the Khanty-Mansi autonomous region of Russia. Photographed in 2006.
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