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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • County passes IRBs for coker

  • The McPherson County Commission approved $555 million in industrial revenue bonds for NCRA’s new coker project at its meeting Tuesday.
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  • The McPherson County Commission approved $555 million in industrial revenue bonds for NCRA’s new coker project at its meeting Tuesday.
    The IRBs will not exempt NCRA from any county taxes.
    The Delayed Coking Unit will not add to the processing capacity at the 85,000-barrel-per-day McPherson refinery, but will allow the refinery to squeeze more gasoline and diesel out of the heaviest portion of the crude oil. It will replace the plant’s current coker, which has served the refinery since 1952.
    This is the largest project in NCRA history and the largest request ever for industrial revenue bonds from McPherson County as well.
    It is expected a workforce of 200 will be needed at the beginning of the project. The construction workforce could grow to 400 before tapering off near the project’s completion. The project will take about two and years to complete once it begins.

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