Tesoro Corp delivered its first unit train carrying Bakken crude to Golden Eagle Refinery in Northern California last week.
Tesoro built a unit train unloading facility that allows the company to process Bakken barrels for the first time in Northern California.
The refinery is primarily supplied by Alaskan and foreign crude. Tesoro refines Bakken crude at the company's Mandan Refinery in North Dakota, the Anacortes Refinery in Washington, and now the Golden Eagle Refinery in California.
Tesoro's refinery in Mandan, ND, is running price advantaged Bakken crude at full capacity of 70,000 b/d.