Chevron Richmond Refinery, As Deconstruction Through Petroleum

Storage Tank At Dawn
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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.


Chevron Richmond Refinery external link   •  As Deconstruction Through Petroleum external link   •  As Photographed From An Amtrak Train   •  Richmond, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 07:55:45 Sunday 1 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 16 May 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_1215
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X Marks The Spot
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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.


Chevron Richmond Refinery external link   •  As Deconstruction Through Petroleum external link   •  As Photographed From An Amtrak Train   •  Richmond, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 07:56:11 Sunday 1 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 16 May 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_1216
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Many Pipes
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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.


Chevron Richmond Refinery external link   •  As Deconstruction Through Petroleum external link   •  As Photographed From An Amtrak Train   •  Richmond, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 07:56:50 Sunday 1 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 16 May 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_1217
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Power Lines
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Power lines ran through the center of the refinery. In the foreground were cooling devices.


Chevron Richmond Refinery external link   •  As Deconstruction Through Petroleum external link   •  As Photographed From An Amtrak Train   •  Richmond, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 07:56:55 Sunday 1 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 16 May 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_1219
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Three Storage Tanks
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Three storage tanks lit by the rising sun with a high tension tower in the foreground edge.


Chevron Richmond Refinery external link   •  As Deconstruction Through Petroleum external link   •  As Photographed From An Amtrak Train   •  Richmond, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 07:56:59 Sunday 1 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 16 May 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_1220
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Tank Number 1051
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All of the tanks appeared to be numbered. This particular tank was numbered 1051.


Chevron Richmond Refinery external link   •  As Deconstruction Through Petroleum external link   •  As Photographed From An Amtrak Train   •  Richmond, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 07:57:01 Sunday 1 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 16 May 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_1221
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Big Pipe
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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.


Chevron Richmond Refinery external link   •  As Deconstruction Through Petroleum external link   •  As Photographed From An Amtrak Train   •  Richmond, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 07:57:08 Sunday 1 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 16 May 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_1223
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