Baytown Refinery, Texas
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With a refining capacity of over 560,000 barrels per day, ExxonMobil’s Baytown refinery in Texas is the largest refinery in the United States. And with 970 hectares of intensely industrialized land within its perimeter, this is one of the largest industrial sites in the world. In addition to the refinery, ExxonMobil Chemical operates two petrochemical plants on the site, making 13 billion pounds of chemicals a year for a variety of industries and products. The refinery opened in 1919, by the Humble Oil Company, which later became Exxon. The 4 kilometer wide plant employs over 4,000 people. The image was acquired October 1, 2003, covers an area of 9 x 12 km, and is located at 29.7 degrees north latitude, 95 degrees west longitude.
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