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Amuay Refinery, Venezuela
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Located on the Paraguana Peninsula in northwest Venezuela, the Amuay
refinery is one of the world’s largest and is capable of processing up
to 630,000 barrels per day of crude oil. Venezuela supplies about 13 percent of the daily oil and oil products imported into the United State, much
of which is gasoline.
In this false-color scene, dark blue is open water, greenish-brown shows vegetation land surface, and light bluish-white areas show human developments. This image was acquired on May 31, 2001, by the Advanced Spaceborne
Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra
satellite. With its 14 spectral bands from the visible to the thermal
infrared wavelength region, and its high spatial resolution of 15 to 90
meters (about 50 to 300 feet), ASTER images Earth to map and monitor the
changing surface of our planet.
Size: 9.4 x 11.1 km (5.8 x 6.9 miles)
Location: 11.7 deg. North lat., 70.2 deg. West long.
Orientation: North at top
Image Data: ASTER bands 1,2, and 3.
Original Data Resolution: 15 m
Date Acquired: May 31, 2001