Berg Stresses Importance of Energy Independence at Tour of Tesoro Oil Refinery in Mandan - 10/18/12
Mandan, N.D. – Congressman Rick Berg today toured the Tesoro Mandan oil refinery. During the tour, Berg discussed the importance of the domestic refining industry, oil production and American energy independence.
“Tesoro’s Mandan oil refinery, which gets crude oil for the Bakken oil patch, is further proof that North Dakota’s all-of-the-above approach to energy production works,” stated Berg. “I will continue advocating for the expansion of our domestic energy production so we can get Americans back to work, just like we have here in North Dakota. We do this by putting an end to overregulation by federal government bureaucrats in Washington.”
Berg has long been a champion of a comprehensive energy policy, dating back to his time in the State Legislature working with then-Governor John Hoeven. Berg also brought House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R – CA) to North Dakota to call for an all-of-the-above approach to energy production as part of the 2012 American Energy and Jobs Tour, led by the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), of which Berg is a member.
The Tesoro Mandan refinery began operations in 1954 and today has a capacity of 68,000 barrels per day. It processes primarily low sulfur domestic crude oil from North Dakota. The facility manufactures gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, heavy fuel oils and liquefied petroleum gas. Refined products are trucked and railed from Mandan, and also shipped east via pipeline to supply the Jamestown area, eastern North Dakota and Minnesota.
Tesoro operates more than 900 miles of crude and product pipelines, transporting more than 380,000 bpd across our system. The largest part of this system is a 750-mile crude oil gathering and mainline system that delivers all of the Mandan refinery’s crude supply.
North Dakota currently produces over 700,000 barrels of crude oil per day.