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Tesoro to Shutter Oahu Refinery, Leaving Just Chevron

·By civilbeat

And then there was one.

Our landblog reports:

Tesoro Corp. will shut down its Oahu refinery, multiple news sources are reporting. 

The company announced last year that it was putting its refinery — one of two in Hawaii — up for sale. But it appears that Tesoro could not find a buyer. 

The refinery employs about 240 workers. 

Hawaii’s two refineries have faced a difficult future as the state converts to more renewables for electricity generation. 

During a December investor conference, the company said that it was in the process of disposing of its business in Hawaii, which