Par Pacific Holdings has announced it is to acquire U.S. Oil & Refining Co. and certain affiliated entities (collectively, U.S. Oil), a privately-held downstream business for $358m. The acquisition includes a 42,000 bpd refinery, a marine terminal, a unit train-capable rail loading terminal, and 2.9 MMbbls of refined product and crude oil storage. The refinery and associated logistics system are strategically located in Tacoma, WA and currently serve the Pacific Northwest market.
“This transformative acquisition connects our existing assets in Hawaii, Pacific Northwest and the Rockies to create an integrated downstream network with significantly enhanced scale and diversification,” said William Pate, President and CEO of Par Pacific Holdings.
“We have been executing an ambitious strategic growth plan focused on attractive downstream markets for over three years and the acquisition of U.S. Oil further demonstrates the progress we have made. We believe that this transaction provides a strong platform for earnings and cash flow growth.”
U.S. Oil’s refinery is located on 139 acres of fee-owned land near Tacoma, WA. The 42,000 bpd refinery has the flexibility to optimise its crude slate based on market conditions; currently, discounted Bakken and Cold Lake crude represent over 95 percent of its current crude slate. U.S. Oil’s diverse logistics assets include 2.9 MMbbls of storage capacity, a proprietary 14-mile jet fuel pipeline, a marine terminal with 15 acres of waterfront property, a unit train rail facility with 107 unloading spots and a truck rack with six truck lanes and 10 loading arms. These assets provide connectivity to Bakken, Canadian and Alaskan crude and Pacific, West Coast, Pacific Northwest and Rockies product markets.
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29th November 2018