Port Reading Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Hess
  • Website: http://www.hess.com/
  • Location: Port Reading, New Jersey
  • Capacity: 3.5 million tons/annum & 70,000 bbl/day
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Brief Description

  • The Hess Port Reading (N.J.) Refinery, 10 miles from New York City, is uniquely positioned to respond to the sometimes rapid changes in the gasoline market. The refinery's fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit processes residual fuel oil and vacuum gas oil, and has a production capacity of 70,000 barrels per day (BPD). Its terminal can store up to six million barrels and can transport product by truck, ship, barge, rail, and pipeline.

Refining Units

Terminal Capacity

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Crude Supply

  • The refinery processes low sulphur straight-run residual fuel oil, sourced from the Skikda Refinery in Algeria

Products Produced

  • Primarily gasoline

Ongoing Projects

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Other Information

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  • 1958 - Refinery commissioned
  • 2012 - Hess agrees to invest in pollution controls following Clean Air Act Violations
  • 2013 - Hess announces it is to close the refinery

Relevant Links

  1. Hess Corporation to Install $45 Million in Pollution Controls and Pay $850,000 Penalty to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations at New Jersey Refinery
  2. Hess to Pursue Sale of Terminal Network and Exit Refining Business

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