Delta Air Lines has received its first shipment of Bakken crude oil at its refinery in Trainer, Pa., Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced Tuesday.
The crude oil will be refined into jet fuel for delta’s fleet of airplaines. Delta’s subsidiary, Monroe Energy LLC, was forced to slow production at the 185,000-barrels-per-day plant last November, but is now receiving crude shipments from the Bakken rather than importing foreign crude at a higher cost.
“Delta is a great example of how Bakken crude is expanding our country’s domestic oil production and reducing our dependence on foreign oil,” Dalrymple said in a news release.