In his weekly message, Delaware Governor Jack Markell recognized the significant economic progress the state has made in the six years since the Delaware City Refinery closed its doors.
Six years ago, the refinery closed amid one of the most troubling recessions in modern American history, leaving 750 people out of work. Today, the PBF Energy-owned refinery “is up and running more efficiently, cleanly and safely than ever,” Markell said.
Watch the following video to discover how this feat came to pass:
And here are the specs. on the Delaware City Refinery from PBF Energy’s website:
“The Delaware City refinery has a throughput capacity of 190,000 bpd and a Nelson complexity rating of 11.3. As a result of its configuration and petroleum refinery processing units, Delaware City has the capability to process a diverse heavy slate of crudes with a high concentration of high sulfur crudes making it one of the largest and most complex refineries on the East Coast.
“The Delaware City refinery is located on a 5,000-acre site on the Delaware River, with the ability to accept crude by rail or waterborne cargoes. Delaware City possesses an extensive distribution network of pipelines, barges and tankers, truck and rail for the distribution of its refined products.”