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Exporter of the Year! BG Products and Pioneer Balloon have both been recognized as Kansas's Governor's Exporter of the Year. This award is presented to a Kansas Company whose had exceptional sucess in international markets.

HollyFrontier is listed as one of the 150 largest companies in the U.S. by Fortune magazine. Oil has always been a strong presence in El Dorado, by 1918 the El Dorado Oil Field was the largest producer among single fields in the U.S. In 1918 the field was responsible for 12.8% of national oil production and 9% of the world production. This production level during a crucial time of America's involvement in World War I, led to statements that El Dorado "floated" the country to victory on a "sea of oil." It would later make a substantial contribution to World War II as well. -Jay M. Price