The Flint Hills North Pole Refinery is operating closer to normal capacity. The refinery has restored operation of a crude oil processing unit it took off line in March. The move was in reaction to a decline in demand for jet fuel due to the seasonal drop in air traffic made worse by the recession and the eruption of Mt. Redoubt, which forced diversion of flights from Alaska.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
Download Audio (MP3)