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Flint Hills refinery closure makes for higher-priced asphalt

...projects were bid and awarded last winter and early spring, prior to when Flint Hills announced it would close its North Pole refinery, which happened June 1.He estimated Northern Region work would use about 25,000 tons of asphalt oil this year...
What others say: Keeping refinery open needs leaders' full attention

Anyone who thought the announcement that Flint Hills was going to cease production at its North Pole refinery was just a ploy got a smack of reality on Thursday. That's when, just past midnight, production of gasoline ended.It was...

FAIRBANKS - The state of Alaska has sued current and former owners of a North Pole refinery, claiming both caused or failed to stop a chemical spill that has damaged soil and groundwater.The lawsuit filed Thursday claims...
Truth is in Begich's own words

...of extreme left wing Soros PAC money? One last point. There certainly is room to criticize the closure of the North Pole refinery owned by Koch Industries and the impact on Alaska, but the Begich position on climate change mirrors Obama's...
Flint Hills closure puts fuel market in flux

Flint Hills Resources will cease refining operations at its North Pole refinery near Fairbanks this spring, the company announced Feb. 4 in a press release.The extraction unit at the refinery will be shut...
Refinery closing will likely cost railroad $11M per year

The impending closure of the Flint Hills Resources North Pole refinery could cut $11 million in annual revenue to the Alaska Railroad, adding to the "unholy trinity" of challenges facing the state...
Alaska needs to think for the future

...the oil is cold by the time it reaches the two North Pole refineries. Just a little colder and Alyeska will start batching...than to allow those jobs to be lost overseas. The North Pole refineries have drastically cut production; consequently...
Williams expects large second quarter loss

...Alaska assets up for sale in an effort to raise $1 billion to shore up its balance sheet. Those assets include its North Pole refinery, gas stations and stake in the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. The company has about 500 employees in Alaska. The...
Small market, high costs blamed for keeping Alaska gasoline prices up and set prices. The companies have denied any wrongdoing. Tesoro's refinery in Nikiski and Williams' North Pole refinery produce almost all the gasoline consumed in Interior and Southcentral Alaska. The two refiners are among four gasoline...
Kerosene, crude oil mixture spilled at Williams North Pole refinery

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- An estimated 2,000 gallons of a kerosene and crude oil mixture spilled at the Williams Alaska Refinery in North Pole early Thursday.


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