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    Default Oil well on fire discussion

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    This is an Oil Well on fire in Algeria. Quite visible fire ball and smoke plume trailing off to the west.


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    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/dlfile399...n-a-desert.htm

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    My guess is something like this:



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

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    Right, something like that only much dirtier than the ones generally found in pictures like that.

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