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October 27, 2021updated 27 Jul 2022 2:37pm

Pine Bend Refinery, US

By Carmen

Flint Hills Resources operates the Pine Bend refinery, which is located in Minnesota, the US. It is a non integrated refinery owned by Koch Industries. The refinery, which started operations in 1955, has an NCI of 11.34.

Key processes of the refinery

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 refinery is expected to remain the same as 375mbd by 2030.

About Flint Hills Resources

Flint Hills Resources LLC (FHR), a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., is a refining, chemical, biofuel and ingredients company. It produces and markets jet fuel, liquefied natural gas, gasoline, diesel, asphalt, petrochemicals, intermediate chemicals, base oils, ethanol, biodiesel, distillers corn oil and distillers’ grains. The company’s products find application in various industries such as synthetic fibers, agricultural chemicals, packaging, coatings, and appliances and automotive parts. FHR also operates refineries in Minnesota and Texas; ethanol plants in Georgia, Iowa, and Nebraska; and chemical plants in Illinois and Texas. The company also owns and operates refined product terminals in Alaska, Iowa, Austin, Texas, Wisconsin and Minnesota, and a chemical storage facility in Sour Lake, Texas. FHR is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, the US.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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