Flint Hills Resources Alaska said this afternoon that it will cease crude oil processing at its North Pole refinery in the next few months, shutting down the extraction unit at the refinery May 1, ending gasoline production.
The company said crude unit No. 2 would shut down shortly thereafter, no later than June 1, ending production of jet fuel and all other refined products.
Mike Brose, vice president of Flint Hills Resources Alaska and manager of the refinery, blamed difficult refiner marketing conditions combined with the costs of addressing soil and groundwater contamination “that was caused when Williams owned the refinery and the State of Alaska owned the land underneath it.”
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