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Oil refinery. Panorama of an oil refinery's storage tanks, industrial structures and chimney stacks. 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 is the Omsk petroleum works in Siberia, Russia. Photographed in 2004.
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