Port Reading Refinery

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Port Reading Refinery
Port Reading Refinery is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Port Reading Refinery
Location of the Port Reading Refinery
Port Reading Refinery is located in New Jersey
Port Reading Refinery
Location of the Port Reading Refinery
Port Reading Refinery is located in the US
Port Reading Refinery
Location of the Port Reading Refinery
Country United States
State New Jersey
City Perth Amboy and Port Reading
Coordinates 40°33′50″N 74°14′56″W / 40.564°N 74.249°W / 40.564; -74.249Coordinates: 40°33′50″N 74°14′56″W / 40.564°N 74.249°W / 40.564; -74.249
Refinery details
Owner(s) Hess Corporation
Commissioned 1958
Decommissioned 2013

Port Reading Refinery, also known as Hess Refinery, was an oil refinery located in Perth Amboy and Port Reading, New Jersey. It was constructed by Hess Oil under Leon Hess in 1958. It is a simple refinery which further processes other refinery's product which begins with heavy sour crude. It is owned by the Hess Corporation, refiners of Hess brand gasoline. The refinery itself has outlets that connect with Arthur Kill, enabling oil barges to make passage into the refinery's commons. The refinery had a neon red "HESS" sign on its cracking unit which was removed in December, 2013 after the property was sold. The refinery will closed in 2013.[1]

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  1. ^ "Closure of Hess' Port Reading refinery means layoffs for 170 employees". NJ.com. January 28, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-07. Fallout from today's announcement that Hess will permanently close its Woodbridge petroleum refinery by the end of next month was swift ... 

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