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East Coast refineries not damaged by Sandy


Eight oil refineries that make up about 8 percent of U.S. refining capacity sit in the area hit by Hurricane Sandy. Nearly all of them were affected by the superstorm. Most shut down or ran at reduced rates and are cranking up to normal operations. But two have no power and it’s unclear when they will be back online:
Refinery Location Capacity in barrels/day Status
PBF Energy Co. LLC Delaware City, Del. 190,000 Ran at low rate during storm, no estimate on return to normal
Phillips 66 Linden, N.J. 238,000 Shut down, no power, some flooding
Hess Port Reading, N.J. 70,000 Shut down, no power
PBF Energy Co. LLC Paulsboro, N.J. 180,000 Ran at low rate during storm, no estimate on return to normal
Delta Airlines Trainer, Pa. 185,000 Reduced operations, returning to normal
Philadelphia Energy Solutions Philadelphia, Pa. 330,000 No issues, returning to normal
United Refining Warren, Pa. 70,000 No impact, normal operations
American Refining Bradford, Pa. 10,000 Restarting, normal operations Wednesday
Ergon-West Virginia Newell, W.Va. 20,000 No storm impact, normal operations
Sources: Companies, Department of Energy


3 Comments on "East Coast refineries not damaged by Sandy"

  1. BillT on Wed, 31st Oct 2012 12:49 am 

    Ah, maybe next time. And there will be a next time as the oceans warm up and hurricanes move north over warmer water.

  2. Kenz300 on Wed, 31st Oct 2012 1:29 pm 

    Having biofuel plants in every state providing local jobs and energy is better than relying on a handful of huge oil refineries on the east coast and along the Gulf of Mexico.

  3. BillT on Thu, 1st Nov 2012 12:58 pm 

    Kenz, Bio-fuel plants are in many states and produce enough energy to … run the plants, maybe. They produced ~30B gallons of moonshine. Or maybe enough energy to build all of the bio-fuel plants that made it. Or maybe not. Bio-fuels will end when the taxpayer gets screwed enough to put a top to the corporate welfare. There are not enough employees of bio-fuel plants to justify that as a reason to exist.

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