Oil City

A labyrinth of steel and concrete, one-third the area of Manhattan, is rising on the coastline of Jamnagar, India. That's where Reliance Industries is spending $6 billion to expand a massive refining hub into the world's biggest and most sophisticated oil facility. When it's done, it will process 5% of the world's gasoline. Photographs by Robert Polidori

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Jamnagar's facilities sprawl over 13 square miles and reach heights of more than 30 stories.

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Last updated August 05 2008: 1:33 PM ET
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