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Old 02-05-2013, 11:53 PM   #8507
Tom S
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Originally Posted by 3DChief View Post
The only refinery in AK is in Valdez ...
Not true.
There is Tesoro's Nikiski oil refinery in Kenai. "Opened in 1969, the Kenai refinery has been under Tesoro's operations longer than any of the other refineries."
There is also the Flint Hills refinery in North Pole. Closed one or maybe even two units but AFAIK they are still producing gasoline.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/Alaska-...refining-unit/
Apparently, as you say, the Petro Star Valdez Refinery does not produce gasoline but what they do produce is not only for the military.
“Products: Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel, Commercial Jet Fuel, Military JP-8 and JP-5 Jet Fuel, Marine Diesel, Home Heating Oil, Turbine Fuel.”
http://www.petrostar.com/vdz/vdz.asp?page=refining
I am not 100% sure right now but think that the Nikiski refinery & the Flint Hills refinery are the only two that we have left up here that are producing gasoline. Most of our oil is shipped to the West coast of the lower 48.

Enough of this .... let's get back to XT225s.
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