Dakota Prairie Refining is the first new refinery to be built in the U.S. in over 30 years. The plant is now in production processing locally available crude oil into high-quality diesel fuel. The remaining components of the crude oil will be shipped to other refineries for further processing or to other parties for their use. Construction began in March 2013 and was completed in early May 2015.

Since the plant will sit proudly on the prairie of western North Dakota, it made perfect sense to name it in honor of the land.