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Petrochemical factory control room. Operators at computer workstations in the control room of 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. The industrial processes are large-scale, usually at high temperatures and pressures, and are controlled remotely from a distance. This is the Kirishinefteorgsintez (KINEF) petrochemical factory. Photographed in 2006, in Kirishi, in the St Petersburg region of Russia.
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