HollyFrontier will move and revamp the crude, fluid catalytic cracking, and polymerization units from the Bloomfield refinery, operations of which were consolidated with Western’s 23,000 b/d Gallup, NM, refinery, about 95 miles away, in 2010 (OGJ Online, Nov. 10, 2009). Western acquired the New Mexico refineries from Giant Industries Inc. in 2006.
HollyFrontier has signed a definitive agreement to buy the Bloomfield units from Western. It also plans to expand the diesel hydrotreater at Woods Cross.
The company expects the expansion, estimated to cost $225 million, to be complete in late 2004.
It has signed a 10-year agreement with Newfield Exploration for the supply of 20,000 b/d of black and yellow wax crude oil from the Uinta basin, beginning when the refinery expansion is complete.
At that time, the refinery will be able to process about 24,000 b/d of waxy Utah crudes.