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S. Dakota residents okay land rezone for proposed refinery

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 5 -- Residents of Union County, SD, have approved the rezoning of farm land north of Elk Point for privately held Hyperion Resources Inc., Dallas, to build a proposed refinery (OGJ, June 25, 2007, Newsletter).

About 3,300 acres of farmland would be rezoned for the proposed $10 billion, 400,000 b/d facility.

The Union County Board of Commissioners had approved the rezone in March, but both Hyperion and opponents of the refinery project requested a voter referendum.

The vote passed by a 3,932 (58%) to 2,855 (42%) margin.

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