• Sep. 30, 2015, 4:45 PM
    • PBF Energy (NYSE:PBF+8% AH after agreeing to acquire the 155K bbl/day Torrance, Calif., refinery and related logistics assets from Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) for $537M.
    • The refinery has been shut down since an explosion in February injured four contractors and caused heavy damage, leading to a shortage of gasoline and higher prices at the pump for drivers in California.
    • The Torrance refinery provides 10% of the state’s capacity and 20% of the capacity in Southern California, and the explosion forced XOM to cut production to less than 20%, causing the spike in gas prices.
    • PBF says the refinery will be restored to full working order prior to close, and expects the deal to be immediately accretive to earnings.
    • Coupled with its previously announced Chalmette acquisition, PBF says it will have increased its refining capacity by more than 60% to ~900K bbl/day and added meaningful Gulf coast and west coast assets to its refining system.
    Sep. 30, 2015, 4:45 PM | 13 Comments