Hoeven: Tesoro Expansion Welcome Response to ND Growth

Comapny Plans to Boost Current Mandan Diesel Production

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today said that Tesoro’s decision to expand its diesel fuel production at its Mandan refinery by 5,000 barrels per day to 22,000 barrels per day is another indicator of North Dakota’s economic progress. During a meeting last month with Tesoro CEO Greg Goff to review the company’s major expansion plans in North Dakota, Hoeven discussed the need to boost diesel fuel production to meet the region’s growing demand.


“Tesoro’s expansion is welcome news. North Dakota’s economy is growing, and we need more diesel to fuel agriculture and commerce, and ensure they to continue to thrive. We’re glad that Tesoro has recognized both the need and the opportunity available in our state, and has responded by increasing the amount of diesel fuel produced at the Mandan refinery,” Hoeven said.

            In his November meeting with Hoeven, Goff said that his company would work to expand diesel production. This expansion complements the company’s comprehensive plan for North Dakota, which is expected to increase crude oil production by 10,000 barrels per day to 68,000 barrels per day with crude oil supplied by the Bakken Shale/Williston Basin area through the company’s High Plains Pipeline system.