Hurricane Sandy prompts shutdowns of two refineries

Two US East Coast refineries were closed or preparing to close because Hurricane Sandy was expected to make landfall near the New Jersey-Delaware border late Oct. 29, the US Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability reported.

Phillips 66 closed its 238,000 b/d refinery in Linden, NJ, and Hess Corp. expected to complete the shutdown of its 70,000 b/d refinery in Port Reading, NJ, DOE said. The Port Reading refinery does not process crude oil but processes gas oil.

PBF Energy Inc. was operating its 182,200 b/d refinery in Delaware City, Del., and its 160,000 b/d refinery in Paulsboro, NJ, at reduced rates. Monroe Energy was running its 185,000 b/d Trainer, Pa., refinery at reduced runs. Philadelphia Energy Solutions (Sunoco) operated its 335,000 b/d Philadelphia refinery at reduced runs.

Regarding pipelines, DOE said Colonial Pipeline was continuing operations with contingency plans being made for shutting down its mainline operations in the Northeast.

Related Articles

BP intends to divest Texas Panhandle assets

04/14/2014 BP America Production Co. said it intends to divest assets in the Hugoton and Panhandle West fields in Sherman and Moore counties in the Texas Panh...

MARKET WATCH: Crude oil futures price trends higher at week’s end

04/14/2014

The crude oil futures contract trended higher at the close of the week ended Apr. 11.

EIA: LNG shows potential as a railroad fuel

04/14/2014 Continued growth in US natural gas production and substantially lower gas prices compared with crude oil prices lead to strong potential for fuelin...

Senate leaders ask EIA for detailed look at crude export impacts

04/14/2014 US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee leaders asked the Energy Information Administration to conduct a more extensive analysis of possib...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected