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BP-Husky completes major fuel project in Oregon

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The ribbon-cutting ceremony was Thursday in Oregon. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was Thursday in Oregon.
OREGON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

After 1.5 million hours of work by 1,500 people, BP-Husky Refining is celebrating the completion of a major fuel line project in Oregon.

The project means better fuel and less tear on the local environment.

"It's been a $400 million project," said Mark Dangler, president of BP-Husky. "That really improves the efficacy and competitiveness of this refinery."

The new Reformer 3 takes the naturally-occurring gas in crude oil and improves the burning characteristics to make more efficient fuel.

"It's reducing our emissions of this plant by 5 percent, which builds on a 45 percent reduction since 2000," Dangler said.

The project also helped the local economy.

"It created 1,500 [jobs] over the course of two years, and really impacted the local community," Dangler said.

Developers said they are the prime example of what good construction looks like, and their number one goal of safety should be applied everywhere: In the two years of construction for the project, there were no lost time injuries.

"One-point-five million construction hours, zero lost time injuries. That has to be unheard of," said state Rep. Matt Szollosi (D – Toledo).

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