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Western ND Diesel Refinery to Break Ground

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 11:43am

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Officials are breaking ground this week for a diesel refinery in western North Dakota.

Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group Inc. and Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners are building the Dakota Prairie Refinery west of Dickinson. Officials have said it could cost up to $300 million.

The facility will process crude from the rich Bakken and Three Forks formations in western North Dakota, helping meet an unprecedented need for diesel fuel in the booming oil patch.

A ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled Tuesday morning. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and members of North Dakota's congressional delegation are scheduled to be on hand.

North Dakota currently has only one oil refinery, the Tesoro Corp. facility at Mandan.

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