EL DORADO REFINERY
The El Dorado Refinery is located in El Dorado, Kansas and is one of the largest refineries in the Plains States and the Rocky Mountain region with a crude oil capacity of 135,000 barrels per day. The El Dorado Refinery can select from many different types of crude oil because of its direct access to the Cushing, Oklahoma hub, which is connected by pipelines to the Gulf Coast and to Canada. This access, combined with the El Dorado Refinery’s complexity, gives it the flexibility to refine a wide variety of crude oils. We market El Dorado’s refined products primarily in the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountain region, which encompasses eastern Colorado (including the Denver metropolitan area), eastern Wyoming and throughout the Plains States.
MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION
The primary markets for the El Dorado Refinery’s refined products are Colorado and the Plains States, which include the Kansas City metropolitan area. The gasoline, diesel and jet fuel produced by the El Dorado Refinery are primarily shipped via common carrier pipelines to terminals in the northern Plains States, Rocky Mountains and mid-continent for distribution by truck or rail.
CRUDE OIL SUPPLY
In the year ended December 31, 2010, we obtained approximately 55% of the El Dorado Refinery’s crude oil charge from Texas, 27% from Canada, 7% from North Dakota, 6% from the Gulf of Mexico, 3% from Kansas, and the remaining 2% from other foreign and domestic locations. During the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, the majority of the El Dorado Refinery’s total crude oil charge was comprised of light and intermediate crude oil (82% and 85% in 2010 and 2009, respectively). El Dorado is 125 miles north of Cushing, Oklahoma, a major crude oil hub. The Osage Pipeline runs from Cushing to El Dorado and transported approximately 97% of our crude oil charge during the year ended December 31, 2010. The remainder of our crude oil charge was transported to the El Dorado Refinery through Kansas gathering system pipelines. We also have pipeline capacity to transport Canadian crude oil to our El Dorado Refinery.
Myron L Meters is proud to do business with the El Droado Refinery.
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