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Images Dated 19th January 2006

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A parched pond is seen in Santiponce, southern Spain Featured 19 Jan 2006 Image

A parched pond is seen in Santiponce, southern Spain

A parched pond is seen in Santiponce, southern Spain January 19, 2006. Cloudless skies over much of Spain on Friday may cheer tourists and hikers ahead of the weekend, but farmers are deeply concerned as the country faces the second year of what could be a prolonged drought. Rain in recent weeks, even if way below the historical average for the month, has been enough to moisten the soil for sowing winter wheat and barley, which need no irrigation. Picture taken January 19, 2006. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo - RP3DSFECEVAA

Pipestills at an oil refinery Featured 19 Jan 2006 Image

Pipestills at an oil refinery

Oil refinery. Atmospheric pipestill (right) and a vacuum pipestill (left). These are distillation towers (stills) where hot crude oil is separated into parts called fractions. The crude oil, a mix of hydrocarbons, is heated to around 400 degrees Celsius and piped into the base of the atmospheric pipestill. Hydrocarbon gases from the boiling oil rise up the tower towards the coolest area at the top. The fractions are collected at different levels, depending on their boiling points. Ones with a low boiling point (petroleum gases, petrol) rise towards the top of the tower. Ones with a higher boiling point (jet fuel, diesel) condense lower down. The part that doesn't boil is sent to the vacuum pipestill, where vacuum boiling yields parts such as fuel oil and bitumen. Photographed at ExxonMobil's Fawley Oil Refinery, Hampshire, UK

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Atmospheric pipestill at an oil refinery Featured 19 Jan 2006 Image

Atmospheric pipestill at an oil refinery

Oil refinery. This is an atmospheric pipestill, a distillation tower (still) where hot crude oil is separated into parts called fractions. The crude oil, a mixture of hydrocarbons, is heated to about 400 degrees Celsius and piped into the bottom of this tower at atmospheric pressure. Hydrocarbon gases from the boiling oil rise up the tower towards the coolest area at the top. Different fractions are collected at different levels, depending on their boiling point. Fractions with a low boiling point (petroleum gases, petrol) rise towards the top of the tower. Fractions with a higher boiling point (jet fuel, diesel) condense lower down. The bottom fraction that doesn't boil is piped to a vacuum pipestill for further refining into parts such as fuel oil and bitumen. Photographed at ExxonMobil's Fawley Oil Refinery, Hampshire, UK

© PAUL RAPSON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY