Owners Announce Dakota Prairie Refinery in Dickinson to Operate at 75 Percent

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) The owners of the new Dakota Prairie Refinery in Dickinson say they plan to operate at only 75 percent capacity because of continued losses tied to the slumping oil industry.

MDU Resources Group Inc. says the refinery lost $7.2 million in the first quarter, partially due to low diesel fuel demand.

MDU Resources and Calumet Specialty Products Partners spent $430 million on the refinery.