DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zone 35; Philadelphia, PA; Amended Application for
Subzone; Tosco Corporation (Oil Refinery Complex); Delaware County, PA
Notice is hereby given that the application of the Philadelphia
Regional Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 35, requesting special-purpose
subzone status for the oil refinery complex of Tosco Corporation
(Tosco), in Delaware County, PA (Doc. 58-95, 60 FR 53164, 10/12/95) has
been amended to reflect certain changes to the refinery's operations
subsequent to its purchase by Tosco from BP Exploration & Oil Inc.
Upon taking over the refinery on February 2, 1996, Tosco requested
that the processing of the pending subzone application be put on hold
until further notice. Tosco now has requested that the processing of
the application, as amended, be resumed. It plans to restart refinery
operations on May 1, 1997.
The refinery (185,000 barrels per day, 360 employees) will be used
to produce fuels and petrochemical feedstocks. Fuels produced include
gasoline, jet fuel, distillates, residual fuels, and naphthas.
Petrochemical feedstocks and refinery by-products may include methane,
ethane, butane, propane, toluene, benzene, xylene, petroleum coke,
asphalt and carbon black. LPG (liquified petroleum gas) recovery
facilities and two 15,000 barrel tanks have been added enabling all the
LPG produced in the refinery to be recovered and sold.
The application remains otherwise unchanged.
The comment period is reopened until March 24, 1997.
Copies of the application and the amendment are available for
public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce, Export Assistance Center, Suite 1501, 615
Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: February 13, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 97-4223 Filed 2-19-97; 8:45 am]
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The Contents entry for this article reads as follows:
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Applications, hearings, determinations, etc.:
Tosco Corp.; oil refinery complex, 7751