Superior Refinery

June 2020: Construction at the Superior Refinery in Wisconsin has resumed following a suspension in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of the workforce and the community remains a top priority. The Refinery will continue to follow all local health authority recommendations as staff and equipment return to the site.

The Refinery employs almost 200 workers and its more than $25 million annual payroll contributes to economic growth throughout the Superior-Duluth region.

Key features of the rebuild include:

  • A modernized facility with the same capacity and ability to produce a full slate of products to service the region, including asphalt, gasoline and diesel.
  • Best Available Control Technology (BACT), which incorporates advances in technology and efficiencies made across the refining industry.
  • A more energy-efficient facility, in full compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Construction began in the fall of 2019, target of resuming operations in 2022.
  • Hundreds of contract jobs expected at peak construction.

The Refinery has been part of the Superior community for more than 60 years and plans to be an inegral member of for the decades to come. The Refinery will provide information about rebuild plans as they advance.