Perth Amboy Refinery

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Perth Amboy Refinery
Perth Amboy Refinery on 16 April 1995 by USGS.png
Perth Amboy Refinery on 16 April 1995 by USGS
Perth Amboy Refinery is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Perth Amboy Refinery
Location of the Perth Amboy Refinery
Perth Amboy Refinery is located in New Jersey
Perth Amboy Refinery
Location of the Perth Amboy Refinery
Perth Amboy Refinery is located in the US
Perth Amboy Refinery
Location of the Perth Amboy Refinery
Country United States
State New Jersey
City Perth Amboy
Coordinates 40°32′06″N 74°15′58″W / 40.535°N 74.266°W / 40.535; -74.266Coordinates: 40°32′06″N 74°15′58″W / 40.535°N 74.266°W / 40.535; -74.266
Refinery details
Owner(s) Buckeye Partners
Commissioned 1920
Capacity 80,000 bbl/d (13,000 m3/d)

The Perth Amboy Refinery is a refinery built in 1920. It is located between Convery Boulevard and State Street in Perth Amboy, New Jersey adjacent to the Outerbridge Crossing. Via rail it is served by Conrail's Chemical Coast and the former Perth Amboy and Woodbridge lines. Oil tankers and lighter can reach the refinery along the Arthur Kill.[1]

History[edit]

It opened in 1920.[2]

Chevron Corporation acquired the Perth Amboy Refinery in 1945.[3]

In 1983 the refinery stopped production of gasoline and heating oil and concentrated on asphalt refining.[2][4]

A spill occurred in 2006 that resulted in approximately 31,000 gallons of oil released. Approximately 119,448 gallons of oil-water mixture were recovered and stored. Approximately 477,234 pounds of oil absorbents and other contaminated solids were removed during the cleanup.[5]

At the end of 2008 the refinery had an asphalt refining capacity of 80,000 barrels (13,000,000 l).[6]

In 2012 the refinery was sold to Buckeye Partners for $260 million.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.epa.gov/region2/waste/chev_p725.pdf
  2. ^ a b c "Perth Amboy refinery to get new life from $200 million overhaul". NJ.com. August 8, 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-07. Buckeye Partners bought it from Chevron for $260 million, with plans to spend another $200 million or more expanding operations. 
  3. ^ "A New Identity 1947-1979". Chevron Corporation. Retrieved 2010-09-15. After acquiring the Perth Amboy Refinery in 1945, the company used it as a manufacturing base a couple of years later when it launched an expanded marketing network in 12 Eastern states through its subsidiary, California Oil Co. 
  4. ^ "Chevron to Close Perth Amboy Refinery". Associated Press. March 26, 1983. Retrieved 2010-09-15. Chevron USA will close its refinery here by June 1, eliminating more than 400 jobs and dealing a blow to the economy of this Middlesex County city, officials said. 'What we are going to do is discontinue the manufacture of gasoline and heating oil,' said Dale Brooks, Chevron's coordinator of public affairs for the eastern United States. 'We will continue to operate the plant to produce asphalt, and keep the terminal facility open as... 
  5. ^ "Update on Arthur Kill Oil Spill Response". Chevron Corporation. February 21, 2006. Retrieved 2010-09-15. The total volume of crude oil spilled is unchanged from the prior estimate of approximately 31,000 gallons. Approximately 119,448 gallons of oil-water mixture have been recovered and stored. Approximately 477,234 pounds of oil absorbents and other contaminated solids have been removed during the clean-up. 
  6. ^ "United States - Business Portfolio - Chevron". Retrieved 2009-04-23. 

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