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First refinery in almost 60 years officially under construction

The skeleton for North Dakota’s first new refinery since 1954 is officially in place. When completed, the refinery will produce close to 7,000 barrels of diesel fuel daily. Before that can happen, parts need to be delivered from places both near and far, and include air coolers from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a crude distillation unit from Shanghai, China. The refinery, named the Dakota Prairie Refinery, will help significantly reduce the amount of diesel the state is currently importing, and should be operational by December of 2014. The final cost of the project is estimated at $300 million. Read the full article in the Dickinson Press.

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