Anne K. Rhodes
Leuna Refinery Location [37026 bytes]
Mitteldeutsche Erdöl-Raffinerie GmbH (Mider) is building a 170,000 b/d refinery in Leuna, Germany. Shown here is the site, in eastern Germany's green belt, before construction began in earnest (bottom center). At the upper right is Leuna Raffineriegesellschaft's antiquated 100,000 b/d refinery, which will shut down when the Mider plant starts up in August.
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