Ground has been broken at the site of the Thunder Butte Petroleum Services Refinery southwest of Minot, ND. Three affiliated Indian tribes have joined together for the $450 million project that will be constructed on a 476-acre site.
This is the second refinery to break ground in the past two months. The Dakota Prairie Refinery Groundbreaking was held in March near Dickinson.
Full-scale construction will start on the Thunder Butte Refinery in August and will be completed in phases over the next two years.
Once completed, the refinery will employee 100 people and refine 20,000 b/d of Bakken crude into diesel and other petroleum products.
You can read about the entire process at mharefinery.com