Emery County

Brian Grimmett

Legislators continued their two-day site visit through rural Utah Thursday with visits to Emery and Sanpete counties.

Tax Incentives Boost Green River Refinery Plan

Jun 27, 2013
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  Work could begin soon on a new oil refinery in Green River, Utah, bringing more than a hundred stable new jobs to that community. 

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development will provide more than 12-million dollars in tax incentives to Rock River Resources, based in Houston. It’s agreed to create 125 new jobs at its proposed refinery to be built next to I-70 in Green River.  The state has already issued an air quality permit for the project, and construction on rail links to the site could begin this summer.