Hunt Refining Company
was founded by oilman H.L. Hunt
as an asphalt
refining company in 1946. Today it owns and operates a petroleum refinery
. The plant also includes a coker
and a diesel hydrotreater
. In 2006, they announced plans for a $500 million expansion to the refinery.
Activity at the Tuscaloosa refinery was in part the cause of a federal air pollution case that Hunt Refining settled for $49 million.
John A. Matson has served as President of Hunt Refining since 1992.