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Entry from February 16, 2013
Gasoline Machine (Phillips 66 refinery in New York harbor)

The Bayway Refinery on New York harbor in Bayway, New Jersey, was built by Standard Oil in 1907-08 and is currently owned by Phillips 66. The refinery processes 238,000 barrels of gas per day and is the major supplier to the New York City metropolitan area. Bayway Refinery’s nickname of “the gasoline machine” has been cited in print since at least 2010.

“The gasoline machine” made news in 2012 when it shut down temporarily during Hurricane Sandy.


Wikipedia: Bayway Refinery
Bayway Refinery is a refining facility in the Port of New York and New Jersey, owned by Phillips 66. Located in Linden and Elizabeth, New Jersey, it is the northernmost refinery on the East Coast of the United States. The oil refinery converts crude oil (supplied by tanker ships from the North Sea, Canada and West Africa) into gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, and heating oil. As of 2007, the facility processed approximately 238,000 bbl/d (37,800 m3/d) of crude oil, producing 145,000 bbl/d (23,100 m3/d) of gasoline and 110,000 bbl/d (17,000 m3/d) of distillates. Its products are delivered to East Coast customers via pipeline transport, barges, railcars and tank trucks.

The facility also houses a petrochemical plant which produces lubricants and additives and a polypropylene plant that produces over 775 million pounds of polypropylene per year. The refinery has its own railway container terminal and heliport.

Reuters
UPDATE 2-Conoco shuts units at major New Jersey refinery
Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:03pm EDT
By Janet McGurty
NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) - ConocoPhillips (COP.N) has started 45 days of work at its 238,000 barrel per day Bayway refinery in Linden, New Jersey, ahead of the start-up of a new crude distillation unit next month, a source familiar with refinery operations said on Thursday.
(...)
Built in early 1900s by Standard Oil of New Jersey, the refinery—nicknamed “the gasoline machine”—can exert an outsized influence on the New York Mercantile Exchange futures market as it is located near New York Harbor, the delivery point for settling the exchange’s RBOB gasoline and heating oil futures contracts.

95.5 WIFC (Wausau, WI)
Phillips 66 Bayway refinery workers to vote on contract Friday
Friday, September 07, 2012 12:20 p.m. CDT
By Janet McGurty
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Members of the Teamsters Union at Phillips 66’s 238,000 barrel-per-day Bayway refinery in Linden, New Jersey, will vote Friday on whether to ratify their latest labor contract, as recommended by the union’s executive board.
(...)
Bayway is the northernmost refinery along the U.S. Atlantic Basin. Originally built in 1909 by John D. Rockefeller, it was operated by Exxon for many years before passing through several mergers and spinoffs to become an asset of Phillips 66.

Its nickname, “The Gasoline Machine,” is derived from its gasoline-making fluid catalytic cracking unit, which at 145,000 bpd is the largest in the nation. It has the capacity to supply half the gasoline used in New Jersey, the nation’s 11th most populous state.

NBC News
10/29/2012
Janet McGurty
Oil refineries shut down as Hurricane Sandy nears
NEW YORK — The second-largest refinery on the U.S. East Coast was shutting down on Sunday and three other plants cut output as Hurricane Sandy threatened widespread power outages and a massive storm surge across the region.

Phillips 66 has begun shutting its 238,000-barrels-per day (bpd) Bayway, N.J., refinery, nicknamed the “gasoline machine” because of its key role supplying motor fuel to the New York City area. The plant, the only one to close during Hurricane Irene last year, should be completely shut by early Monday morning, the company said in a statement.

Twitter
Anthony Grisanti
‏@AnthonyGriz
Bayway refinery back to normal operations after Sandy....The gasoline machine is back
11:10 AM - 27 Nov 12

Financial Times
February 14, 2013 3:25 pm
New York turns into hub for shale boom
By Gregory Meyer in New York
(...)
The midstream logistics company Global Partners is hauling crude by train from North Dakota’s Bakken region to Albany and putting it on barges in what executives call a 160,000 barrel per day “virtual pipeline”. Phillips 66, whose refinery on New York harbour is nicknamed the “gasoline machine”, began receiving cargoes last month.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Saturday, February 16, 2013 • Permalink