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An oil terminal?
Photo of Coryton terminal
Coryton terminal.

An oil terminal is where crude oil is delivered by pipeline or tanker.

The crude oil is pumped into large round storage tanks. Each tank can hold up to 100 million litres of oil.

An oil terminal is where crude oil is delivered by pipeline or tanker.

This picture shows a close up of the crude oil storage tanks at the Coryton terminal on the Thames Estuary east of London.

However, it doesn't have to wait long before it goes into the refinery to be processed.

he separate fractions are then pumped into more storage tanks. Again, they don't stay in them for long before they are taken away for more processing or to be sold.

The picture shows Coryton refinery in the foreground with the terminal storage in the background.

Photo of terminal and refinery
Coryton refinery.