Ras Tanura

Ras Tanura

also spelled  Ras Tannura , Arabic  Raʾs At-tannūrah,  
 port on the Persian Gulf, in eastern Saudi Arabia, at the tip of a small peninsula. Developed by the Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco) after the discovery of nearby petroleum deposits in the 1930s, it is now a principal Persian Gulf terminal of the pipelines and has a modern port capable of accommodating the largest tankers. The town also has a refinery and storage tanks as well as hydroformers, producing high-octane gasoline. Aramco operates an industrial-training school and a hospital.

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