CHS operates the Laurel coking refinery, which is located in Montana, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated coking owned by CHS. The refinery started operations in 1930 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 12.29. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 56
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 32
Coking (mbd): 16
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 17
Reformer (mbd): 13
Hydrotreater (mbd): 62
Alkylation (mbd): 4
Isomerization (mbd): 1

The capacity of the Laurel refinery is expected to remain the same as 55.5mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Laurel coking refinery

The Laurel refinery coking witnessed two incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About CHS

CHS Inc (CHS) is an integrated agriculture business company, which provides grain, food, and energy resources to businesses and consumers. It is a cooperative owned by farmers and ranchers and their member cooperatives across the US. The company's businesses include agronomy, energy, global grain and processing, and services. It provides a broad range of products and services, from initial agricultural inputs such as crop nutrients, crop protection products, and fuels, to agricultural outputs that include grains and oilseeds, grain and oilseed processing, renewable fuels, and food products to patrons both domestically and internationally. The company also operates petroleum refineries and pipelines through which it produces, markets and distributes refined fuels, propane lubricants and renewable energy products. CHS is headquartered in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, the US.

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