United Refining has agreed to buy Phillips
66's marine petroleum terminal and associated assets in
Riverhead, New York, the companies said on Wednesday.
The deal is expected to close at the end of October, depending
upon regulatory approval. The terms of the agreement were not
The Riverhead terminal is located on the North Shore of Long
Island, New York, approximately 80 miles east of New York
Harbor. The facility encompasses 280 acres and has over 5
million barrels of petroleum storage capability.
The Riverhead marine terminal is utilized as storage and
transshipment hub for crude, heavy fuels, diesel and gasoline,
and the offshore marine platform is the only deepwater
loading/unloading platform on the US East Coast.
With an operating draft of 64 feet, the terminal's offshore
platform routinely receives Suezmax vessels and is capable of
handling VLCC tankers, the companies say.
"We are pleased to add the Riverhead Terminal to our
operations," said John A. Catsimatidis, CEO of United Refining. "We will be able to
provide storage and terminaling services to a wide variety of
customers throughout the world. Current Riverhead terminal
supervisor Dan Gianfalla will continue to manage the facility
for us with his highly-trained crew."
Phillips 66 is the newly-formed downstream spinoff company from
"The sale of the Riverhead terminal is part of Phillips 66's
ongoing strategy to divest assets that do not fit with our
long-term business objectives," said Tim Taylor, executive vice
president for commercial, marketing, transportation and
business development for Phillips 66.