Delaware City Refinery

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: PBF Energy Partners
  • Website:
  • Location: on the shore of the Delaware River, USA
  • Capacity: 9,5 million tons/annum & 190,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity: 11.3

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation, 182,200
  • Vacuum Distillation, 104,600
  • fluid catalytic cracking unit, 86,000
  • fluid coking unit, 53,000
  • hydrocracking unit, 22,300
  • hydrogen plant,
  • continuous catalytic reformer, 43,800
  • alkylation unit,
  • hydrotreating units:
    • Naphtha, 50,000
    • Gasoline, 26,000
    • Kerosene, 16,500
    • Diesel, 16,000
    • Other Distillate, 43,000

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Crude is supplied via barges on the Delaware river and via rail
  • PBF signed an agreement with Continental Resources to supply the refinery with Bakken crude oil

Products Produced

  • Gasoline, petroleum coke, sulfur, lowsulfur diesel, home heating oil, and petrochemicals
  • The refinery's production is sold in the U.S. Northeast via pipeline, barge, and truck distribution.

Ongoing Projects

Other Information

  • Despite its high complexity, the logistics problems caused by its location, and low efficiency have led to low profitability, hence the decision of Valero to close it.


  • 1956 - Refinery commissioned with a throughput capacity of 140,000
  • 2004- Motiva sold the refinery to Premcor in 2004 for $800m
  • 2005 - Premcor, was taken over by Valero for c$8bn.
  • 2010 - PBF Energy Partners acquire the refinery from Valero
  • 2011 - PBF Celebrates Restart of the Delaware City Refinery
  • 2011 - PBF announces a major upgrade project
  • 2013 - Railway crude unloading facilities completed

Relevant Links

  2. PBF Celebrates Successful Restart of its Delaware City Refinery
  3. PBF Announces Major Project at the Delaware City Refinery
  4. PBF Energy Announces Arrival of First Unit Train at Completed East Coast Rail Facility and Additional Investment in New Rail Infrastructure
  5. PBF Energy Announces Supply Agreement with Continental Resources for Bakken Crude Oil

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