Where there’s oil, there’s tank farms and you’ll find plenty of both in Texas. Since 2007, there’s been a push to apply the fruits of the state’s recent history towards celebrating its founding, specifically the historic Battle of San Jacinto in 1836.
Project Stars will eventually see a set of huge historical murals installed on the sides of fuel storage tanks along the Pasadena Freeway and throughout the East Harris County area.
Not even Hurricane Harvey could stop the project once the plan had been set into motion. “Our goal is to have it on several tanks throughout the area so that it tells the story leading up from all three directions to the San Jacinto Battleground,” explained Project Stars director Chad Burke. “We want it to be a museum without walls.”
Fuel or Fool?
Fuel storage tanks are nothing to clown around about… or are they? What could possibly be inside this gaily painted storage tank? Clown Oil, perhaps? We don’t even want to think about whether this is a thing and… what the production process might be like.
They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Up in the state of Maine, a once-thriving paper industry is working that maxim in an effort to re-focus the ailing pulp and paper industry towards bio-based fuels. This artistically-painted storage tank at Maine Standard Biofuels holds biodiesel sourced from wood waste and other plant products.
Maine Standard Biofuels was founded in 2006 and since then, according to outreach and technology coordinator Alex Pine (yes, Alex Pine), the firm has doubled its production capacity every year. They’re gonna need a bigger tank, more painters, and more dudes named after trees.
Whale Meet Again
Ulsan, located on the southeastern cost of South Korea, is the country’s 8th-largest city with a population of just over one million. Whales have figured prominently in the region’s history as far back as the Neolithic (New Stone Age) era, and while marine mammals haven’t been hunted for decades, representations of these creatures have been incorporated into many facets of Ulsan’s public infrastructure including the above fuel storage tank overlooking the harbor.