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Local Support Continues for the Davis Refinery in Stark and Billings Counties

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. recently hosted an “Appreciation Meet and Greet” for the neighboring town of Belfield on Tuesday, March 27th regarding the Davis Refinery.  The Davis Refinery is being considered an innovative refinery project, and is being watched closely by the state, nation and even globe due to its proposed cutting-edge technology.

More than sixty enthusiastic community members attended the catered event at the Belfield Theater to meet with Meridian management who were on-hand to engage in dialogue, answer questions, and offer details around the timelines for construction and operation of the much-awaited greenfield refinery.

Thomas Johnson, Vice President of Operations for the Davis Refinery, and Dan Hedrington, Senior Project Manager for SEH® Engineering, updated the crowd on when the Final Issuance of Permit to Construct for the Project could be expected.

Belfield city officials were in attendance as well, including Parks & Recreation Director, Emily Henson, who accepted a donation from Meridian for the upcoming Baseball and Softball Summer League Program.

Henson said of the event and donation, “The Belfield Park Board would like to thank Meridian Energy for hosting this informative event for our community. They did a great job answering all our questions and concerns. We are also so thankful for all Meridian has done to help support Belfield Parks and Rec. Most recently, they made a generous donation to our baseball/softball program that will go towards new uniforms!”

Meridian was also invited to speak on the Davis Refinery Tuesday night at the monthly meeting of the Dickinson chapter of the American Petroleum Institute (API), in downtown Dickinson.

Senior Project Manager, Dan Hedrington the guest speaker of the night, was on-hand to present the various economic benefits the Davis Refinery will bring to the region. The meeting, which yielded twice as many interested attendees as prior API meetings, highlighted the Davis Refinery project, the jobs it will create, the infrastructure improvements that will result, and other advantages local refining would bring to the area. Many in attendance commented that the Davis Refinery will be a big boon to the local economy and community culture.

Hedrington is scheduled to speak at several other API chapters throughout the state this spring.