Pine Bend Refinery | Rosemount, MN
  • Air quality

    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) maintains a statewide network of air quality monitoring, including three air quality monitors around the refinery – the most for any facility in the state. These monitors show that air quality around the refinery is well within clean air standards and is consistent with some of the best air quality measurements found anywhere in the state.  Learn more about the MPCA’s air monitoring network.

    Learn more about air quality around the Pine Bend refinery in this PowerPoint presentation.

    MPCA air quality monitor locations in the Twin Cities metro area

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    MPCA oil refinery air quality monitor locations in the Twin Cities metro area

    MPCA air monitors around the Pine Bend refinery

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    MPCA air quality monitors around the Pine Bend refinery

    Air quality monitoring results in the Twin Cities

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    Air quality rates in the Twin Cities.

    Total Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery emissions trend

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    emissions-history

    The Pine Bend refinery has accomplished lower emissions and improved air quality, while increasing production to help meet demand for transportation fuels. The refinery has reduced total criteria air emissions by approximately 69% since 1997, and its emissions per barrel are approximately 19% lower than other U.S. refineries.