Chevron Richmond Refinery, As Deconstruction Through Petroleum
The refinery at Richmond, California as shot from an Amtrak train.
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Storage Tank At Dawn
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As Photographed From An Amtrak Train
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(Date Photographed: 07:55:45 Sunday 1 May 2016)
(Date Published: Monday 16 May 2016)
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A storage tank for petroleum products, when photographed at dawn, becomes a symbol of the past in this new century. Notice the stairs and ladder. They can be used to judge the huge size of this tank.


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X Marks The Spot
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As Photographed From An Amtrak Train
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(Date Photographed: 07:56:11 Sunday 1 May 2016)
(Date Published: Monday 16 May 2016)
© 2016 Bryan Costales
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A helicopter landing area was marked on the bottom of an old storage pond. Next to it was another tank for storing petroleum products.


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Many Pipes
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As Deconstruction Through Petroleum external link
As Photographed From An Amtrak Train
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(Date Photographed: 07:56:50 Sunday 1 May 2016)
(Date Published: Monday 16 May 2016)
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Many pipes became the backbone of the refinery. They were used to move products from tank to tank or from import to export.


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Power Lines
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As Photographed From An Amtrak Train
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(Date Photographed: 07:56:55 Sunday 1 May 2016)
(Date Published: Monday 16 May 2016)
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Power lines ran through the center of the refinery. In the foreground were cooling devices.


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Three Storage Tanks
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(Date Photographed: 07:56:59 Sunday 1 May 2016)
(Date Published: Monday 16 May 2016)
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Three storage tanks lit by the rising sun with a high tension tower in the foreground edge.


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Tank Number 1051
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(Date Photographed: 07:57:01 Sunday 1 May 2016)
(Date Published: Monday 16 May 2016)
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All of the tanks appeared to be numbered. This particular tank was numbered 1051.


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Big Pipe
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(Date Photographed: 07:57:08 Sunday 1 May 2016)
(Date Published: Monday 16 May 2016)
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A big pipe was routed up and over an access road. Contrast the size of this pipe to the smaller pipes next to it in the shot.


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