Port Arthur, TX - this is where your gas comes from....

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The first processing units of the Port Arthur Refinery were originally constructed in 1902 by The Texas Company, later Texaco. At certain points during its lifespan it was considered the flagship refinery of Texaco. The capacity was 275,000 bbl/d, and the current owners (Shell & Saudies) expanded it to 600,000 bbl/d (95,000 m3/d), in 2010. This makes it the largest refinery in the USA.

I drove miles and miles though this eerie and spooky refinery landscape at night. It is a sight, I will not forget!

Other interesting fact is, that there were no gas stations for at least 100 miles!

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Comments (120)

grecik on March 23, 2012

Excellent night shot TomRos! L

Passator Cortese PH on March 25, 2012

Very beautiful night shot of the refinery! Like 94!

Greetings from Italy, Francesco.

Jan Sognnes on March 25, 2012

Amazing night shot! Very nice and interesting your informations! Like

Greetings, Jan

Elena Omelchenko on March 30, 2012

Great night exposure and city abstract!

Carlos Kist on April 1, 2012

Fantastic shot Like 97 + YS 8.Best wishes.Carlos

MF(Meditation Falcon… on April 9, 2012

Wonderful scene and fine composition. Nice night photo. Like! Thanks for visiting my gallery and nice comments. Best regards from Taiwan.

semipermanent on April 12, 2012

Refinery in night looks great, like! Best regards

Guizel J.c on April 20, 2012

Super night shot



Rubens Craveiro on June 10, 2012


Bela foto noturna dessa refinaria em Port Arthur, Texas, EUA Like. Saudações desde Brasília, Brasil Rubens Craveiro

~~~ Thomas ~~~ on June 11, 2012

Very nice night shot with the long exposure time.


Greetings Thomas.

Tomros on June 12, 2012

Thanks, I had tripod with me, so it is not all shaky ;-)

Sunriser © on September 1, 2012

Nice night capture


Good weekend!

BritPlom on November 28, 2012

An interesting night shot!


dziwnowik on November 29, 2012


♥ ♥ ♥ greetings from Poland , Peter ♥ ♥ ♥

add to group 7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Tomros on November 29, 2012

Thanks, One of the few times I used a tripod!

Sirka on October 6, 2013

Excellent night shot!L106

Rostam Novák on August 1, 2014

Nádherné noční foto.L+F

Ralph Ueltzhoeffer on September 1, 2014

It shows an industrial feeling, frightening - Great Photo!

Frank Hebestreit on September 20, 2014

Great bulb exposure!

Regards Frank

Jotka23 on September 24, 2014

Witaj - UWAGA - Walcz o Panoramio bo Google chce zniszczyć! Podpisz koniecznie petycję i ratuj nas wszystkich i naszych kolegów z Panoramio! Koniecznie prześlij dalej. Pozdrawiam Jan

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 10, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/12/03 18:30:38
    • Exposure: 5.000s
    • Focal Length: 11.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired