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Oil pump, Usinsk region, Komi, Russia, 1998
Usinsk is the center for the production of oil and gas in the Komi Republic. Three quarters of all the oil produced in the republic comes from the fields in the territory around Usinsk. In 1994, Russia’s largest oil spill occurred in the Usinsk region when an estimated 100,000 tons flowed from an aging pipeline.