- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The CHS Inc. refinery in Laurel plans a $406 million upgrade to efficiently produce more diesel fuel to meet increased demand from agricultural users and oil activity in the Bakken.

The company said the upgrade includes a new hydrogen plant and modifications to the crude unit and the plant’s hydrocracker.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1lXZKQl) some of the work will begin this fall. CHS executive vice president Jay Debertin says the upgrade and modifications along with other projects are expected to be completed in three phases through 2019.

CHS finished a $400 million coker upgrade at the Laurel refinery in 2008 to increase production.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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