Pine Bend refinery located in Minnesota is nearly ready to open the spigots to its nearly completed refinery upgrade.
The story from TwinCities.com:
Sometime this fall, Pine Bend refinery in
Rosemount, Minnesota’s largest refinery and its biggest source of
gasoline, will get significantly larger.
Owned by Wichita, Kan.-based Flint Hills Resources, the
sprawling maze of pipes, tanks and emission stacks that sits off U.S.
52 will crack open the taps on a $200 million expansion it has been
nursing along for the past several years.
The expansion will increase Pine Bend’s refining capacity by
about 50,000 barrels of oil a day, boosting production from 280,000
barrels to 330,000 barrels daily.
With each barrel holding 42 gallons able to produce 19.6
gallons of gasoline on average, the boost translates to a potential
980,000 gallons of increased gasoline production a day out of the
Could it get any better? Finally the higher gasoline costs are bringing increased capacity!
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