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North Dakota Energy Spotlight – Refining

Oil refinery aerial.

Aerial shot of an oil refinery.

• Tesoro Corporation’s Mandan refinery was established in 1954 and is the state’s only oil refinery. The refinery has a crude oil  processing capacity of 60,000 barrels per day (bpd) and has announced plans to increase capacity to 70,000 bpd by mid-2012.

• Approximately 40 percent of the Mandan refinery’s production stays in North Dakota.

• Because of high demand for diesel fuel in the region, the refinery also has announced plans to expand its Distillate  Desulfurization Unit capacity by 5,000 barrels of diesel per day in the fall of 2013. The expansion will increase the plant’s total diesel hydrotreating capacity to 26,000 bpd.

• Tesoro processes Williston Basin crude oil from North Dakota to refine into gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, heavy fuel oils and  liquefied petroleum gas. Products are trucked and railed from Mandan and also shipped east via pipeline to eastern North Dakota and Minnesota.

• Tesoro employs more than 250 people in the Bismarck-Mandan area and more than 100 employees in western North Dakota and eastern Montana with the Tesoro High Plains Crude pipeline system.

• 60,000 barrels/day = 2,520,000 gallons/day

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