The company is in discussion to purchase Canadian crude for refinery to process during the 2012 asphalt season, Curtis Anastasio, the president and chief executive officer, said during a quarterly earnings call today.
Initial plans are for the refinery to process about 5,000 barrels a day of Canadian crude, Anastasio said during the call. The volume may be increased to 10,000 barrels a day, he said.
The oil will be transported by rail, Greg Matula, a company spokesman, said in an e-mail.
The refinery has a capacity of 74,000 barrels a day.
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