Phillips 66 to ship Bakken crude via rail to Bayway refinery in New Jersey
HOUSTON -- Phillips 66 has signed a five-year contract with Global Partners LP under which Global will use its rail transloading, logistics and transportation system to deliver crude oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota to the Phillips 66 Bayway refinery in New Jersey. This is one of several commitments to transportation infrastructure Phillips 66 has made that tie directly to its strategy of delivering advantaged crude oil to the company’s U.S. refineries.
The terms of the contract include a take-or-pay commitment from Phillips 66 to receive approximately 91 MMbbl of crude oil over the contract term, which equates to approximately 50,000 bopd.
“Global has established a ‘virtual pipeline’ for the reliable transportation of Bakken crude,” said Tim Taylor, Executive Vice President, Commercial, Marketing, Transportation & Business Development of Phillips 66. “Our five-year agreement with Global assures us long-term access to advantaged crude for our Bayway refinery through what we believe is a cost competitive origin-to-destination supply system to the East Coast.”
The contract will utilize Global’s network of loading facilities and offloading terminals. Phillips 66 is one of the first energy companies to move shale crude to the East Coast. Last year, the company expanded its capability to deliver shale crude to its refineries by truck, rail, barge, ocean going vessels, and pipeline.