Flint Hills Resources is an independent refining and chemicals company. It strives to create value for its customers and society – through the way its facilities operate, its efficient use of resources, the products it produces and markets, and its involvement in its communities. The company, based in Wichita, Kan., has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $5.3 billion since 2002. Its refineries produce fuels that power much of Texas, the Midwest and the Alaska interior. Its petrochemicals are used to manufacture goods from plastics to building products to packaging materials. The asphalt it produces is used in communities across the Midwest and Alaska. The base oils it markets are the principle raw material used to produce premium motor oil, commercial lubricants and sealants and coatings.
Flint Hills Resources’ manufacturing capability is built upon six decades of refining experience. The company has expanded its production capacity – through acquisitions and capital projects – to meet customer needs in the markets it serves in Alaska, the Midwest and Texas as well as the global polymers, olefins, aromatics and intermediate chemicals industries.
With its strong manufacturing, marketing and product innovation capabilities, Flint Hills Resources’ employees work to anticipate customer demands and then efficiently and profitably meet those needs.
Refining & Supply
With a combined crude oil refining capacity of more than 800,000 barrels per day, Flint Hills Resources produces a
wide range of refined products in Alaska, Minnesota and Texas. Supply for the refineries is secured through crude oil purchasing
offices located in Calgary, Denver and Houston.
Refined products are distributed through a system of pipelines, some common carrier and some Flint Hills Resources-owned, and
terminals that deliver diesel, gasoline, jet fuel and asphalt to customers. In some regions, fuels are purchased from or exchanged
with local fuel and pipeline companies.
The company has committed significant time, talent and resources to continuously improve its operations and its efficient use of
resources. As a result, the company’s emissions of commonly regulated substances, on a per-barrel basis, are 60 percent lower than
the average of the 50 largest refineries in the United States, according to the latest available federal and industry data.
When it comes to the environment, health and safety, Flint Hills Resources knows that long-term success depends on continuously improving performance. As a result of that focus – and a commitment to 100 percent compliance – Flint Hills Resources is an industry-recognized leader when it comes to operating efficiently, safely and in an environmentally responsible manner. The company integrates environmental, health and safety initiatives into its employee culture through a clear vision for excellence and principles of operation that demand safe and environmentally responsible decisions and actions. A team approach is employed to tap the knowledge and expertise of all employees, and bring employees into the decision-making process. The company and its employees exhibit that dedication outside its facilities as well. The company is committed to aiding the communities in which it operates to improve the quality of life, donating time, talent and money to worthy causes. Flint Hills Resources' commitment to performance and compliance excellence means working to prevent spills and releases, reduce emissions, and conserve resources and raw materials. We share our performance via a printed report -- see the left menu -- and on these pages. For additional information read the Flint Hills Resources Environmental, Health & Safety Facts, or recent EH&S-related news, as well as see what awards the company has earned.