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Hoeven backs public disclosure requirements for refineries

May 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Public disclosure requirements regarding planned maintenance shutdowns for fuel refineries could help protect consumers from gasoline price spikes, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Wednesday. Continue Reading

N.D. crude oil supply moving more and more to coastal refineries

April 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota’s steep increases in crude oil production is feeding refineries on America’s coasts. Transportation costs keep Bakken sweet crude prices well below the Texas benchmark price. Continue Reading

Bakken oil field should be further developed

March 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Within a decade, this oil field will produce approximately 3 million barrels of oil per day. Expansion and development of oil refining near and around existing refineries can provide huge benefits to the northern region. Continue Reading

Informational pickets end at Mandan oil refinery

February 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The United Steelworkers union and Shell Oil on Wednesday announced a tentative deal on a new three-year contract covering Shell refinery workers across the country. The deal will be used as a model for negotiations between union workers and Tesoro, which owns the Mandan refinery. Continue Reading

Tesoro refinery at Mandan to increase diesel production

December 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Tesoro’s decision is being lauded by U.S. Sen. John Hoeven and petroleum industry officials. North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness says it’s “fantastic news” for both diesel suppliers and consumers. Continue Reading

Three Affiliated Tribes seek finance proposals for N.D.’s 2nd oil refinery

November 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Tribal officials are seeking a proposal for up to $400 million to build the refinery in four stages. The tribes hope to retain full ownership but will consider partnerships or joint ventures.
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Mandan refinery investigates reports of bad gasoline

October 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dozens of people have reported having trouble with their vehicles after filling up with gas in the neighboring cities of Bismarck and Mandan. Continue Reading

North Dakota tribe’s proposed petroleum refinery granted key EPA permit

August 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The refinery would be one of the first constructed in the United States in the past three decades and would be operated by the Three Affiliated Tribes of Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Indians. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said it represents “an important milestone and a tremendous opportunity for the Three Affiliates Tribes and our state.” Continue Reading

Attack shuts Iraq’s largest oil refinery, kills 1

February 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Gunmen attacked Iraq’s largest oil refinery before dawn today, killing a guard and detonating bombs that sparked a fire and forced the facility to halt operations, officials said.
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Repairs to North Dakota refinery expected next month

February 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Repairs to a gasoline-making unit damaged by a blaze at Tesoro Corp.’s North Dakota refinery aren’t expected to be completed for several weeks, the company said today. Continue Reading&