Uncovered Texas

El Paso


Refinery Area


Here the huge Phelps-Dodge Refining Corp. plant, the world's largest electrolytic copper refinery, produces one fourth of the nation's refined copper. Here, too, terminate crude oil pipelines serving the large refineries of the Standard Oil Company of Texas and Texaco, Inc. Here also, the lines of the vast El Paso Natural Gas Company reach El Paso, its headquarters city, on their way westward.

El Paso, Texas

El Paso County

Year Erected: 1962

Marker Type: State Approved

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