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Flint Hills to Expand Wisconsin Fuel Terminals

Flint Hills Resources, June 3, 2016

Last month, Flint Hills Resources announced plans to expand its terminal network in Wisconsin to help meet demand for transportation fuels in the central and northeastern parts of the state, including the Fox River Valley and Green Bay markets. Flint Hills Resources currently supplies about one-third of the gasoline and diesel fuel used in Wisconsin.

The projects would take place at Flint Hills Resources’ Waupun and Junction City fuel terminals and involve more than doubling the loading capacity of the two-bay Waupun terminal with the addition of three new bays, and adding a fifth loading bay to Junction City. Together, the projects would give Flint Hills Resources the capability to supply at least an additional 27,000 barrels per day (1.1 million gallons per day) of product volume to central Wisconsin markets.

The additional truck loading bays and other operational improvements will give us the ability to supply our customers with more of the gasoline and diesel fuel they need when they need it,” said Brian Leigh, general manager of marketing for Flint Hills Resources in Wisconsin. “We expect these projects will help us keep up with demand and improve our ability to serve our customers.”

The Junction City project is currently underway with construction expected to be complete this fall. Engineering on the Waupun project is nearing completion and is subject to receiving permits from the State of Wisconsin and final approval from Flint Hills Resources management. If approved, construction on the Waupun project would begin this fall and is expected to be complete next year. Combined, the projects are expected to create up to about 57,000 hours of new craft labor work.

This is Flint Hills Resources’ largest investment in its Wisconsin system since it upgraded its Milwaukee fuel terminal in 2005. The company operates a fourth fuel terminal in McFarland, near Madison, and asphalt terminals in Stevens Point and Green Bay as well as fuels and asphalt terminals in Minnesota. The terminals are supplied by the Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery near Saint Paul. Product is delivered to the fuels terminals by pipeline.
 

About Flint Hills Resources

Flint Hills Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, is a leading refining, chemicals and biofuels company, with operations primarily in Texas and the Midwest. Its manufacturing capability is built upon six decades of refining experience, and the company has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $13 billion since 2002. The company is based in Wichita, Kansas, and its more than 5,000 employees strive to create value for customers and society.

The Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery produces transportation fuels used throughout the Midwest. Located 17 miles southeast of Minneapolis, Pine Bend has a capacity of 339,000 barrels per day and is among the cleanest, most efficient, and safest oil refineries in the country. Flint Hills Resources directly and indirectly supports more than 4,000 jobs and has invested nearly $1.7 billion on upgrades and improvements to its Minnesota facilities since 2010. With 1,300 full-time employees, the Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery is one of the largest employers in Dakota County. More information about the refinery is available atpinebendrefinery.com.
 


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