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Some Crude Numbers
Photograph by Reza

• Temperature at the Shaybah oil field, above, on a very hot day: 122°F (50ºC).
• Cost to develop Shaybah field, which went on line in 1998: 2.5 billion dollars.
• Percentage of Saudi export earnings from petroleum: 90-95.
• Percentage of the world's known oil reserves located in Saudi Arabia: 26.
• Rank of Saudi Arabia among oil-exporting countries: 1.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1
Film Type: Kodachrome 200
Lens: 70-200mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/8

Weather Conditions: Desert storm
Time of Day: Sunrise
Lighting Techniques: Available light



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