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Tesoro Corporation (TSO), through its affiliate Tesoro Alaska Company LLC, has agreed to acquire Flint Hills Resources` (FHR) wholesale marketing and logistics assets in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska.

“This investment represents our commitment to efficiently and reliably serve customers in the state of Alaska,” said Greg Goff, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tesoro Corporation. “We have been a part of the Alaska community since 1969, and over the last five years we have invested more than $300 million dollars in our Alaska operations. We look forward to continuing our operations in the state.”

This transaction includes:

  • all FHR wholesale fuel marketing contracts in Alaska;
  • an Anchorage terminal with 580,000 barrels of total in-service storage capacity, a truck rack, and rail loading capability;
  • a Fairbanks airport terminal that includes 22,500 barrels of in-service jet fuel storage and truck rack; and
  • a multi-year terminalling agreement at FHR`s North Pole terminal, which will provide efficient rail offload capabilities and provide Tesoro access to Alaska`s Interior.

The former FHR North Pole refinery is not part of this acquisition.

This transaction also improves Tesoro`s ability to serve customers from its existing Anchorage terminal, as a result of Tesoro gaining access to rail loading capabilities located at the FHR Anchorage terminal. This extends Tesoro`s ability to efficiently and reliably serve the Alaska interior. Tesoro expects to offer qualified third parties access to the FHR Anchorage terminal.

The transaction is expected to close within 60 days, pending completion of transition, planning and required consents and approvals.

Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products. Tesoro, through its subsidiaries, operates six refineries in the western United States with a combined capacity of over 850,000 barrels per day and ownership in a logistics business which includes an interest in Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP) and ownership of its general partner. Tesoro`s retail-marketing system includes over 2,200 retail stations under the ARCO®, Shell®, Exxon®, Mobil®, USA Gasoline(TM) and Tesoro® brands.