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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Tesoro
  • Website:
  • Location: North Dakota
  • Capacity: 2.9 million tons/annum & 58,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A small medium complexity refinery that processes light sweet crude oil

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker - 30,000 bpd
  • Catalytic Reformer - 12,100 bpd
  • Desulphurisation
    • Naphtha - 13,600 bpd
    • Gasoline - 4,300 bpd
    • Diesel - 14,400 bpd
  • Alkylation Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery processes primarily sweet (low sulfur) domestic crude oil from North Dakota
  • A 750-mile crude oil gathering and mainline system, High Plains Crude Oil Pipeline, delivers all of the Mandan refinery‚Äôs crude supply

Products Produced

  • gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, heavy fuel oils and liquefied petroleum gas

Ongoing Projects

  • Tesoro Corporation plans to expand the crude oil throughput capacity at its Mandan, North Dakota refinery from 58,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 68,000 bpd by the second quarter of 2012
  • Tesoro expects to supply the plant with additional crude oil from the burgeoning crude oil production in the nearby Bakken Shale/Williston Basin area via the Tesoro High Plains Pipeline system
  • Tesoro will also Expand diesel desulfurization unit (DDU) capacity from 17 to 22 mbpd by the end of 2013

Other Information

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  • 1954 - The Tesoro Mandan refinery began operations
  • 2001 - Tesoro acquired the refinery from BP together with Tesoro Salt Lake City Refinery
  • 2011 - Expansion project launched

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Tesoro To Acquire Refineries And Marketing Operations From BP
  3. Tesoro Announces North Dakota Expansion
  4. 2011 Analyst and Investor Day Presentation

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