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Fire broke out at PBF Energy gasoline unit in Toledo

November 24/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- PBF Energy reported a fire in a gasoline unit at its 172,800 b/d refinery in Toledo, Ohio, reported S&P Global with reference to a company spokesman's statement on Nov. 23.

"We can confirm that a fire occurred on a gasoline processing unit at the Toledo Refinery at approximately 11:00 am this morning. Refinery crews are actively responding with assistance from the local Oregon, OH Fire Department," said PBF spokesman Mike Karlovich in an email.

Karlovich said there were no injuries on site and that officials had been notified.

As MRC wrote previously, in H1 September, 2021, US-based PBF Energy began the process of restarting aromatics production in Chalmette, southeast Louisiana, USA after an unscheduled maintenance, caused by Hurricane Ida. The plant's production capacity is 185,000 mt/year of benzene, 180,000 mt/year of toluene and 270,000 mt/year of xylenes. PBF Energy restarted most of the production at its refinery in Chalmetta around September 17, 2021. The facility was shut down due to a power outage when Hurricane Ida hit the coast on 29 August.

Benzene is feedstock for the production of styrene monomer (SM), which, in its turn, is the main raw material for the production of polystyrene (PS).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated consumption of PS and styrene plastics totalled 420,690 tonnes in the first nine months of 2021, up by 16% year on year.  September estimated consumption was 46,150 tonnes, down by 3% year on year.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PS, benzene, crude and gaz condensate, styrene, petrochemistry, PBF Energy, USA.
Category:General News
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