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California Refinery

Photo: Carson Refinery, California
Every 24 hours California's Carson Refinery produces 7 million gallons (26.5 million liters) of gasoline—only 14 percent of the state's daily diet. Oil is king, but with supplies tight and production expected to peak in the next few decades, the future depends on finding an heir.
Photograph by Sarah Leen

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