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Flaring Tower of an Oil Refinery Reduces Unusable Hydrocarbons to Flame

Flaring Tower of an Oil Refinery Reduces Unusable Hydrocarbons to Flame

Original caption: Oil refineries create finished petroleum products from crude oil through the process of fractional distillation. The process is complex, and small amounts of fuel material created cannot be reinserted back into the production process are flared, or burned off, in towers.
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