S. Dakota residents okay land rezone for proposed refinery

Residents of Union County, SD, have approved the rezoning of farm land north of Elk Point for privately held Hyperion Resources to build a 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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