Hydrotreater back up at PBF Energy’s Chalmette refinery


PBF Energy has restarted the cat feed hydrotreater at its 190,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Chalmette refinery, Reuters reports.

PBF spokesman Michael Karlovich declined to comment to the news service.

The 45,000-bpd cat feed hydrotreater was shut on Oct. 7 for a catalyst change, sources told Reuters. The catalyst change ran about a week over the scheduled time for completion.

Hydrotreaters remove sulfur from motor fuels in compliance with U.S. environmental rules.

The Chalmette Refinery, located outside of New Orleans, is a 189,000-barrel-per-day, 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.

The Chalmette refinery processes a variety of crude oils and predominantly produces gasoline, distillates and specialty chemicals. The refinery distributes its products locally and exports to domestic and international markets through pipeline and maritime assets.

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