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New refinery brings questions

Residents in Devils Lake are excited about a new refinery that has been proposed, but have many questions about how it will affect the area. Specifically, residents are interested in the environmental aspects of the refinery. The proposed plant is estimated to cost $250 million and would be able to handle 20,000 barrels of crude per day from the Bakken. Dick Johnson, mayor of Devils Lake, said that “we are interested, but there are no commitments yet by the city of Devils Lake.” He would like to see at a minimum of two public meetings and a formal public hearing before the city makes its decision. If constructed, the refinery would be North Dakota’s first on the eastern side of the state. Read more from the Bismarck Tribune.

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