Meridian is focused on the developement of innovative and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities. Our current focus is on the development of the "Davis Refinery" on a 715 acre parcel just outside Belfield, North Dakota in the heart of the Bakken. The plant is currently in the design phase with groundbreaking set for fall 2017. Plant completion is expected by 2018.
Meridian will use state of the art equipment and processes to construct one of the first greenfield fuels refinery in the U.S. in four decades. The plant is being designed to be highly efficient and will be capable of producing nearly zero sulfur diesel and jet fuels years ahead of EPA mandates. Operating on natural gas will provide many advantages, including low operating costs, and low emissions. The Lowest Achievable Emission Rats ("LAER") will be achieved by use of the Best Available Control Technology.
Meridian is coming to the Bakken with a commitment to the future and an eye to the big picture. Our plans include the addressing of critical infrastructure needs for housing, commercial businesses, industrial space and basic utilities. We are developing a gas fired power plant to ensure sufficient electrical power for the refinery and the nearby community of Belfield. Our refinery will create permanent, high paying jobs, something the entire community can get behind.
Meridian's management team has extensive experience in refinery development, including long tenures with some of the world's leading petrochemical companies. For biographies on Meridian's management, go to the Management tab at the top of this page. For more on our refinery, click the Davis Refinery. For more on our property and infrastructure developments, click the Meridian Properties tab at right.