Thursday, February 7, 2013

ND Diesel Refinery Formally Announced

MDU Resources Group, Inc. and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. today announced that they have formed a joint venture to develop, build and operate a diesel refinery in southwestern North Dakota. The joint venture will be called Dakota Prairie Refining, LLC. MDU Resources Group’s participation in the joint venture will be through its wholly owned subsidiary, WBI Energy, Inc.
The facility will process 20,000 barrels per day of Bakken crude oil. Construction could begin this spring, and is expected to take up to 20 months. The plant will be located on a 318-acre site located west of Dickinson in Stark County, N.D. It will employ approximately 100 people. Hiring and training of operating personnel is expected to begin in 2013. The plant will employ its own plant manager and management team, who will report to a governing board composed of representatives of WBI Energy and Calumet.

1 comment:

Valley Imports said...

It's very encouraging to see a new refinery in North Dakota. Hopefully it will lead to more local jobs as well.