By CHRISTINE HARVEY
PARSIPPANY (Bloomberg) -- PBF Energy plans
to shut a hydrocracker for maintenance at its 175,000 bpd
Toledo, Ohio, refinery on January 13, according to
a person familiar with operations.
The maintenance, which includes catalyst
refreshing and compressor work, is expected to last eight days
and the 60,000 bpd unit will restart within 12 days, said the
person, who asked not to be identified because the information
The work was initially slated to start today but was delayed
because of cold weather, said the person. A hydrocracker
converts heavy fuel oil into lighter fuels like gasoline.
The Toledo refinery processes a slate of light,
sweet crudes from Canada, the Midcontinent, the Bakken region
and the United States Gulf Coast, according to the
companys website. The plant, which PBF acquired from
Sunoco in March 2011, is located about 97 km south of
Michael Karlovich, a PBF spokesman based in Parsippany, New
Jersey, declined by e-mail to comment on the work.
We treat operations and maintenance activities, including
turnarounds, as business confidential information, he