PBF Energy Inc. has announced that its subsidiary has successfully completed its acquisition of Chalmette Refining LLC, consisting of the 189 000 bpd Chalmette Refinery and related logistics assets, from ExxonMobil and PDV Chalmette, LLC. The purchase price for Chalmette Refining, LLC, was US$322 million, plus working capital. With the acquisition, PBF Energy has increased its total throughput capacity to over 725 000 bpd. Including PBF’s pending acquisition of the Torrance refinery, PBF Energy will increase its total throughput capacity to approximately 900 000 bpd, making it the fourth largest independent refiner in North America.
“The acquisition of the Chalmette Refinery, and its associated logistics assets, represents a significant step in the strategic growth of PBF Energy and PBF Logistics. Coupled with the previously announced Torrance acquisition, we will have increased our refining capacity by over 60% and added meaningful Gulf and West Coast assets to our refining system,” said Tom Nimbley, PBF Energy’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are committed to the continued safe and environmentally responsible operations of the facility and welcome Chalmette’s well-trained and professional workforce to the PBF family.”
For the period of PBF’s ownership of the Chalmette refinery in the fourth quarter of 2015, the company expects to operate the refinery between 170 000 and 190 000 bpd of total throughput and process a crude slate of primarily medium to heavy-sour crude oils.
The Chalmette Refinery, located outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 189 000 bpd, dual-train coking refinery with a Nelson Complexity of 12.7 and is capable of processing both light and heavy crude oil. The facility is strategically positioned on the Gulf Coast with strong logistics connectivity that offers flexible raw material sourcing and product distribution opportunities, including the potential to export products.
In addition to refining assets, PBF Energy is acquiring 100% ownership of the MOEM Pipeline, providing access to the Empire Terminal, as well as the CAM Connection Pipeline, providing access to the LOOP facility through a third party pipeline. PBF is also acquiring an 80% ownership in each of the Collins Pipeline Company and T&M Terminal Company, both located in Collins, Mississippi, which provide a significant clean products outlet for the refinery via the Plantation and Colonial Pipelines. Also included in the transaction are a marine terminal capable of importing waterborne feedstocks and loading or exporting finished products; a clean products truck rack which provides access to local markets; and a crude and product storage facility with approximately 7.5 million bbls of shell capacity. PBF estimates the acquired MLP-qualifying pre-tax earnings from the logistics assets of Chalmette Refining, LLC, to be at least US$30 million.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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