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Petrochemical industry research. Laboratory worker carrying out research at a petrochemical factory. A petrochemical factory is a chemical factory where oil is used as a raw material for a wide range of products. One of the major products made from oil is plastic. Other products include materials like asphalt, which contains bitumen. Oil samples and product samples have to be analysed for purity. This is the Kirishinefteorgsintez (KINEF) petrochemical factory. Photographed in 2006, in Kirishi, in the St Petersburg region of Russia.
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