Flint Hills Resources is an independent refining, chemicals, and biofuels and ingredients company. It strives to create value for its customers and society – through the way its facilities operate, its efficient use of resources, the products it produces and markets, and its involvement in its communities. The company, based in Wichita, Kan., has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $11 billion since 2002.
Its refineries produce fuels that power much of Texas and the Midwest. The company's ethanol plants produce fuels that are used across the United States. Its petrochemicals are used to manufacture goods from plastics to building products to packaging materials. The asphalt it produces is used in communities across the Midwest. The base oils it markets are the principle raw material used to produce premium motor oil, commercial lubricants and sealants and coatings.
Flint Hills Resources’ manufacturing capability is built upon six decades of refining experience. The company has expanded its production capacity – through acquisitions and capital projects – to meet customer needs in the markets it serves in the Midwest and Texas, as well as the global polymers, olefins, aromatics and intermediate chemicals industries.
With its strong manufacturing, marketing and product innovation capabilities, Flint Hills Resources’ employees work to anticipate customer demands and then efficiently and profitably meet those needs.
- Refining & Supply - Flint Hills Resources operates refineries in Minnesota (Rosemount) and Texas (Corpus Christi East and West) with a combined crude oil processing capacity of more than 600,000 barrels of crude oil per day. These facilities are served by strategically located terminals and pipelines, some of which are operated by Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. Flint Hills Resources' interests in Canada include Calgary-based crude oil marketing, transportation and storage. Supply for the refineries is secured through crude oil purchasing offices located in Calgary, Denver and Houston.
Flint Hills Resources markets a full slate of petroleum products – asphalt, Group II base oils, gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, biodiesel, heating oil and others - including value-added fuels such as cleaner-burning gasoline and performance diesel fuels.
- Biofuels and Ingredients – Flint Hills Resources operates ethanol plants in Georgia (Camilla), Iowa (Fairbank, Iowa Falls, Menlo and Shell Rock) and Nebraska (Fairmont); and has a regional office in Ames, Iowa. The plants have a combined annual capacity of 820 million gallons of ethanol. Flint Hills Resources, a leading producer of transportation fuels in the Upper Midwest, is the largest purchaser of ethanol in Minnesota, where it has utilized ethanol and other biofuels in its fuel distribution system since the mid-’90s. The company also has made equity investments in bioenergy companies, and is equipping a biodiesel plant in Beatrice, Nebraska to begin operations in 2015.
- Chemicals & Polymers - Flint Hills Resources is a leading producer of chemicals and related products with manufacturing facilities in Illinois, Michigan and Texas. The company produces aromatics, intermediates and EPS, olefins and polymers. End uses for these chemicals include: synthetic fibers, agricultural chemicals, packaging, coatings, and appliance and automotive parts.