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Munden
07-31-2008, 03:32 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile30177/Oil-well-on-fire.htm>Oil well on fire</a></b><br><br>This is an Oil Well on fire in Algeria. Quite visible fire ball and smoke plume trailing off to the west.<br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=112807/439576OilWellFire.jpg>

Munden
07-31-2008, 03:34 AM
I did some searches, and this fire/smoke location has been around for a long while. It was also visible before the area went to high resolution imagery. The 'fire' is part of whatever processing is being done at the plant.

http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile3992/Oil-factory-in-a-desert.htm

sladys
07-31-2008, 11:43 AM
My guess is something like this:

http://a.abcnews.com/images/Business/nm_saudi_oil_071018_ssh.jpg

I guess it's gas they are burning durink the oil production.

Munden
07-31-2008, 08:25 PM
Right, something like that only much dirtier than the ones generally found in pictures like that. :)