The Governor's Office of Economic Development, this week, has helped clear the way for construction of America's first new oil refinery since 1976. 

Emery Refining LLC plans to construct the $225-million plant, four miles west of Green River, in Emery County.

The state will provide a $12.7-million tax credit to the company.

Construction is expected to begin later this summer.  The plant will be capable of processing up to 15 thousand barrels of crude oil, per day.