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Michigan lawmaker proposes new refinery

Oil Refinery
Oil Refinery

LANSING (WKZO) -- A Michigan Republican Senator is pushing for a new oil processing facility in the state.  Fed up with refinery shutdowns and skyrocketing gas prices, Senator Rick Jones, of Grand Ledge, is seeking to construct a so-called “portable” refinery, like the ones being pioneered in North Dakota.

According to Jones, it would be a smaller, leaner, cleaner operation.  The senator filed his legislation last Wednesday and says he’d use the Michigan Strategic Fund to give the refinery a ten-year property tax and business tax abatement.

Jones says the package was inspired by a growing impatience in the Capitol with fuel prices that periodically skyrocket.