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Summary: Flint Hills Resources LLC May 11
Standard & Poors, May 2011
The ratings on Flint Hills Resources LLC reflect a strong business risk profile, as well as its modest financial risk profile, which is based on the company's stand-alone credit profile with slight support from parent Koch Resources LLC (KR; A+/Stable/A-1). Although KR does not guarantee Flint Hills' financial and counterparty obligations, KR's complete ownership of Flint Hills and its importance to cash flow and earnings imply a link between the credit profiles of each company. Flint Hills' ultimate parent, Koch Industries Inc. (Koch; unrated), split Flint Hills away from the rest of Koch to create a separate identity for the petroleum operations. Flint Hills is a top-tier U.S. oil refiner, with almost 700,000 barrels per day of refining capacity. The...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Flint Hills Resources LLC,Koch Resources LLC
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Flint Hills Resources LLC,Koch Resources LLC