Thunder Butte Refinery Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) Nations
  • Website: http://www.mhanation.com/
  • Wiki Page:
  • Location: Thunder Butte, North Dakota, USA
  • Capacity: 0.65 million tons/annum & 13,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Planned
  • Expected Completion: 201X
  • Budget:

The Project

  • Project Type: Greenfield Refinery
  • Project Summary: The MHA Nation proposes to build a new 13,000 barrel-per-day petroleum refinery on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation located near Makoti, North Dakota. The MHA Nation would own and operate the refinery. The proposed facility would refine Bakken formation crude oil into diesel fuel, gasoline and propane.
  • Main Contractors

Refining Units

  • atmospheric distillation,
  • hydrotreating,
  • hydrocracking
  • hydrogen plant utilizing natural gas
  • butane processing units

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

Products Produced

  • diesel fuel, gasoline and propane

History

  • 2009 - The final EIS was issued
  • 2011 - The EPA issued a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit for the refinery
  • 2012 - Interior Approves Application for New Refinery

Other Information

  • The refinery originally planned to process Canadia Syncrude, before local alternatives became available.

Relevant Links

  1. MHA Nation Clean Fuels Refinery
  2. EPA, Fact Sheet
  3. Interior Approves Fort Berthold Land Trust Application for New Refinery in North Dakota Interior Approves Fort Berthold Land Trust Application for New Refinery in North Dakota

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