CHS grows refined fuels supply capabilities through NuStar agreement and continued investments

Mar 08, 2016, 11:49 ET from CHS Inc.

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota member-owners and customers of CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation's leading cooperative and global energy, grains and food company, will soon benefit from completion of projects that enhance the region's refined fuels supply. An upcoming connection between the NuStar pipeline and the Cenex Pipeline near Prosper, N.D., and related investments in additional product storage will strengthen supply to CHS customers.

While the NuStar connection project, slated for completion in spring 2017, is undergoing regulatory approval, it's already anticipated as a positive investment in the area's refined fuels supply infrastructure.

"We know a dependable supply of gasoline and diesel fuel is essential to our Cenex®-branded customers and owners," said Darin Hunhoff, CHS senior vice president, refined fuels. "Over the past five years CHS has invested $90 million in developing a robust supply network across North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. Our goal is to help our Cenex-branded marketers provide a reliable supply of gasoline and diesel fuel to their customers."

To maximize access to refined fuels produced at the upgraded and expanded CHS Laurel, Mont., and McPherson, Kan., refineries, the company has partnered with NuStar Pipeline on a connection at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Combined with a connection near Prosper N.D., these investments allow a higher volume of product to move efficiently from CHS refineries to existing and new terminal locations and across the CHS distribution network. In addition, the company plans to upgrade portions of its Cenex Pipeline -- which spans from Laurel, Mont., to Fargo, N.D., to expand distribution capacity.

CHS Inc. (www.chsinc.com) is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS, a Fortune 100 company, supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.

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