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PBF Energy completes acquisition of Shell refinery

February 17/2020

MOSCOW (MRC)--US refiner PBF Energy has completed its acquisition of Shells 157,000 bbl/day Martinez refinery near San Francisco, California, said the company.

The USD1bn deal, agreed in June 2019, was completed effective 1 February 2020.

Equilon Enterprises LLC d/b/a Shell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc announced that it has formally closed on the sale of Shells Martinez Refinery in California to PBF Holding Company LLC, a subsidiary of PBF Energy Inc, in exchange for USD 1.2 billion which includes the refinery and inventory. The deal also includes crude oil supply and product offtake agreements, and other adjustments.

The transaction covered the sale of Shells Martinez Refinery and adjacent truck rack and terminal in California. Shells associated branded fuel businesses, Aviation terminal, and Catalysts business in the area were not part of this transaction.

All regulatory requirements were met prior to the closing of this divestment.

As part of the sale, Shell and PBF entered into crude supply and product offtake agreements to continue to supply Shell branded businesses ensuring that Shell customers will continue to have access to quality Shell branded fuels.

PBF Energy and Shell have agreed to jointly move forward with reviewing the feasibility of building a proposed renewable diesel project which would repurpose existing idled equipment at the Martinez refinery to create a renewable fuels production facility. The detailed feasibility review and planning for this project is expected to continue after deal closing.

As MRC informed earlier, in March 2019, Mammoet safely completed a critical lift at Shells Pennsylvania Chemicals Project in Potter Township, utilizing its MSG80 to hoist a 2,000 ton quench tower into position. The facility is the first major US project of its kind to be built outside of the Gulf Coast region in 20 years. Once operational, the facility will boast an ethane cracker and three polyethylene units, and is expected to employ up to 600 employees.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 2,093,260 tonnes in 2019, up by 6% year on year. Shipments of all PE grades increased. PE shipments rose from both domestic producers and foreign suppliers. The estimated PP consumption in the Russian market was 1,260,400 tonnes in January-December 2019, up by 4% year on year. Supply of almost all grades of propylene polymers increased, except for statistical copolymers of propylene (PP random copolymers).

Royal Dutch Shell plc is an Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands and with its registered office in London, United Kingdom. It is the biggest company in the world in terms of revenue and one of the six oil and gas "supermajors". Shell is vertically integrated and is active in every area of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, crude oil, petrochemistry, Crude oil, Shell.
Category:General News
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