Ras Tanura Travel Guide

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A city in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia located on a peninsula extending into the "Arabian" or Parisian Gulf. The name Ras Tanura applies both to a gated Saudi Aramco employee compound (also referred to as "Najmah") and to an industrial area further out on the peninsula that serve as a major oil port and oil operations center for Saudi Aramco, the largest oil company in the world, and is the largest oil refinery in the world. Before the rise of the oil industry in Saudi Arabia in the 1930s, there was no town there. Today, the compound has about 3,200 residents, including about 1,700 North Americans.

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