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Published February 07, 2013, 03:35 PM

MDU Resources Group to build North Dakota diesel refinery

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — MDU Resources Group Inc. announced Thursday that it will build a diesel refinery near Dickinson in western North Dakota's booming oil patch.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — MDU Resources Group Inc. announced Thursday that it will build a diesel refinery near Dickinson in western North Dakota's booming oil patch.

The Bismarck-based company says the refinery could cost up to $300 million. It would operate nonstop, producing 20,000 barrels of diesel and kerosene daily.

Officials say it would employ 100 people and help meet demand for diesel in the region.

North Dakota has only one oil refinery, Tesoro Corp.'s facility in Mandan.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple says developing another refinery has been a long-time goal of the state.

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