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UPDATED: Fire at St. Paul Park oil refinery damages crude distiller

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A fire at the St. Paul Park oil refinery on Sunday caused damages that will cost under $10 million to repair and reduced the facility’s production for the short term.


The fire broke out about 11:30 a.m. in a discharge pump of the plant’s larger crude distillation unit, refinery owner Northern Tier Energy of Connecticut said Monday.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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