National Geographic : 1945 Oct
Dmitri Kessel courtesy LIFE To Ras at Tannura, a Sandspit Glistening in the Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia's Oil Is Piped for Tanker and Refinery (page 485) Deep water for the pier (right) led to the selection of this spot by the Arabian American Oil Company. A dozen tanks store oil.Near them, chimneys mark a3,000 barrel-a -day refinery serving Arabia's needs. Left: the site of a new refinery which will serve the world. Much oil is piped tonear-by Bahrein Island (map, page 469).