Flint Hills Resources operates the Pine Bend coking refinery, which is located in Minnesota, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated coking owned by Koch Industries. The refinery started operations in 1955 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 11.13. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 375
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 234
Coking (mbd): 82
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 96
Hydrocracker (mbd): 67
Reformer (mbd): 51
Hydrotreater (mbd): 336
Alkylation (mbd): 14
Isomerization (mbd): 18

The capacity of the Pine Bend refinery is expected to remain the same as 375mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Pine Bend refinery coking is expected to witness an estimated $45m of capex.

Upcoming expansion project at Pine Bend coking refinery

Cogeneration Plant II

About Flint Hills Resources

Flint Hills Resources LLC (FHR), a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc, is a refining, chemical, and ingredients company. It produces and markets jet fuel, liquefied natural gas, gasoline, diesel, asphalt, petrochemicals, intermediate chemicals, and base oils. The company’s products find application in various industries such as synthetic fibers, agricultural chemicals, packaging, coatings, and appliances and automotive parts. FHR operates refineries in Minnesota and Texas; and petrochemical plant in Corpus Christi, Texas. The company also owns and operates refined product terminals in the US. FHR is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, the US.

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