About the Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery
Since it was established as the Great Northern Oil Company in 1955, the Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery has played a major role in providing transportation fuels used in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest. Located 17 miles southeast of Minneapolis in Rosemount, Minnesota, Pine Bend is a leading producer of fuels and other petroleum-based products and is among the cleanest, most efficient, and safest refineries in the country.
The refinery uses crude oil to produce gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other products such as asphalt and heating fuels. It has a capacity of 339,000 barrels per day or 14 million gallons.
About Flint Hills Resources
The Pine Bend refinery is operated by Flint Hills Resources, LLC, a leading refining, biofuels and chemicals company. Flint Hills’ subsidiaries market products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol, biodiesel, olefins, polymers, and intermediate chemicals, as well as base oils and asphalt. Flint Hills Resources operates ethanol plants in Arthur, Fairbank, Iowa Falls, Menlo, and Shell Rock, Iowa; and Fairmont, Nebraska. The plants have a combined annual capacity of 650 million gallons of ethanol.
The refining business operates refineries in Minnesota (Rosemount) and Texas (Corpus Christi), with a combined crude oil processing capacity of nearly 670,000 barrels per day. The petrochemical business includes production facilities in Illinois, Michigan and Texas. The asphalt business produces and markets products in the Midwest and Alaska. A subsidiary owns an interest in a lubricants base oil facility in Louisiana.