Flint Hills Resources planning Wisconsin terminal expansions

May 25, 2016

Flint Hills Resources has announced plans to expand its terminal network in Wisconsin to help meet demand for transportation fuels in the central and northeastern parts of the state, including the Fox River Valley and Green Bay markets. Flint Hills Resources currently supplies about a third of the gasoline and diesel fuel used in Wisconsin.

The projects would take place at Flint Hills Resources’ Waupun and Junction City fuel terminals and involve more than doubling the loading capacity of the two-bay Waupun terminal with the addition of three new bays, and adding a fifth loading bay to Junction City. Together, the projects would give Flint Hills Resources the capability to supply at least an additional 27,000 barrels per day (1.1 million gallons per day) of product volume to central Wisconsin markets.

“The additional truck loading bays and other operational improvements will give us the ability to supply our customers with more of the gasoline and diesel fuel they need when they need it,” said Brian Leigh, general manager of marketing for Flint Hills Resources in Wisconsin. “We expect these projects will help us keep up with demand and improve our ability to serve our customers.”

The Junction City project is currently underway with construction expected to be complete this fall. Engineering on the Waupun project is nearing completion and is subject to receiving permits from the State of Wisconsin and final approval from Flint Hills Resources management. If approved, construction on the Waupun project would begin this fall and is expected to be complete next year. Combined, the projects are expected to create up to about 57,000 hours of new craft labor work.

This is Flint Hills Resources’ largest investment in its Wisconsin system since it upgraded its Milwaukee fuel terminal in 2005. The company operates a fourth fuel terminal in McFarland, near Madison, and asphalt terminals in Stevens Point and Green Bay as well as fuels and asphalt terminals in Minnesota. The terminals are supplied by the Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery near Saint Paul. Product is delivered to the fuels terminals by pipeline.