Shell completes sale of Washington Puget Sound refinery to HollyFrontier


HOUSTON, November 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Equilon Enterprises LLC d / b / a Shell Oil Products US (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has completed the sale of its Puget Sound refinery near Anacorts, Washington to a subsidiary of HollyFrontier Corporation, an independent refiner headquartered in Texas (HollyFrontier), for $ 350 million in cash plus the value of the hydrocarbon stock, subject to customary closing adjustments. The agreement covers the sale of the Shell refinery in Puget Sound, the on-site cogeneration facility and associated logistics infrastructure. Shell will retain the product off-take agreements to support its existing retail marketing activities in the Pacific Northwest. Shell’s off-site logistics assets are excluded from the sale.

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Notes to Editors

  • At May 4, 2021, Shell and HollyFrontier Corporation announcement that they had signed a sale agreement for HollyFrontier to acquire the Shell refinery in Puget Sound near Anacorts, Washington.

  • The value attributed to the hydrocarbon stock at closing was approximately $ 266 million.

  • Local employees providing dedicated support to the Shell refinery in Puget Sound have been offered employment with HollyFrontier.

  • Shell will maintain the Shell branded operations in the Pacific Northwest and has structured supply / take-off agreements with the new owner so that the Puget Sound refinery will continue to support Shell’s operations in the region.

  • As part of its Powering Progress strategy, Shell plans to consolidate the footprint of its refineries in five core energy and chemical farms. These locations will maximize the benefits of integrating the production of conventional fuels and chemicals while also offering new low-carbon fuels and performance chemicals. They also offer potential future sequestration hubs.

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