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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Flint Hills Resources
  • Website: http://www.fhr.com/
  • Location: Pine Bend, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Capacity: 16.0 million tons/annum & 320,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A large highly complex refinery that processes very heavy crudes

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation - 196,000
  • Delayed Coker - 67,000
  • FCC - 86,500
  • Hydrocracker - 44,000
  • Catalytic Reforming - 37,500 + 13,800
  • Desulphurisation
    • Naphtha - 52,500
    • Gasoline - 52,500
    • Kerosene - 41,500
    • Diesel - 60,000
    • Other - 7,000
    • Gasoil - 107,000

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery is among the largest processors of heavy crude in the United States
  • Crude is supplied via the Minnesota Oil Pipeline

Products Produced

  • gasoline, diesel, propane and butane, jet fuel, asphalt, heating fuels, and sulfur

Ongoing Projects

  • FHR has launched a project involve replacing three less-efficient heaters with two new state-of-the-art heaters, upgrading an existing process heater, and making improvements to the refinery’s cooling towers.

Other Information

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History

  • 1955 - Refinery commissioned
  • 1969 - Koch Industries purchased controlling interest of the refinery
  • 2000 - Koch Industries settles a lawsuit brought by the EPA
  • 2006 - The refinery completed a $350 million project to produce ultra low-sulfur diesel fuels and convert diesel fuel to gasoline - see Pine Bend Saint Paul Refinery Clean Fuels Project
  • 2006 - Coker modernisation project started
  • 2011 - The Coker Unit Modernization Project was completed
  • 2012 - Efficiency project launched
  • 2014 - Gasoline desulphurisation and CHP investment launched

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Foster Wheeler Awarded Coker Project for Flint Hills Resources’ Pine Bend Refinery in Minnesota
  3. Flint Hills Resources Hydrogen Plant Pine Bend, MN
  4. Flint Hills Coker Unit Modernization Project
  5. U.S. ANNOUNCES CLEAN AIR SETTLEMENT WITH KOCH PETROLEUM GROUP
  6. Flint Hills Resources to Make Series of Operational Improvements at Pine Bend Refinery
  7. Flint Hills Resources to Implement More Stringent Energy Efficiency and Emission Standards as Part of Major Refinery Improvement
  8. Flint Hills plans $300M in additional upgrades at Rosemount refinery

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