TA1617 : Oil refinery near South Killingholme (6)

near to South Killingholme, North Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Oil refinery near South Killingholme (6)
Oil refinery near South Killingholme (6)
A thrilling and spectacular display of pipes, chimneys, and flares. Not only is it more exciting than anything modern art can dream up, it is also functional. Although, when I look at such complex and intricate structures as this, I find it hard to believe that they have been built without a thought to impressing observers. If just one of those shiny, convoluted pipes were removed, would the whole refinery grind to a halt?
The Humber refinery, which opened in 1969, is operated by Conoco Phillips, and now has a processing capacity of around 220,000 barrels per day. Most of the crude oil comes from the North Sea. It is the only coking refinery in the UK and is the world’s largest producer of specialty graphite cokes and the largest anode coke producer in Europe.
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2011
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Geograph (Fourth Visitor for TA1617)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 16 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1678 1726 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:38.3301N 0:14.1087W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1689 1742
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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