Phillips 66 in final stages of selling Ireland’s only oil refinery

22 May, 2016 10:57 am

MOSCOW – US independent refiner Phillips 66 is in the final stages of selling the only oil refinery in Ireland, a source familiar with negotiations said.

Phillips 66 did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Responding to a report on the Irish Examiner website, which said an agreement to sell the Whitegate refinery would be reached within the coming weeks, the source said a deal was “in the offing”.

The Examiner said ArcLight Capital, Irving Oil, UK-based PTFPlusOne and Valero Energy were in the running, and that Irving Oil were the frontrunners.

It was unclear whether the potential buyers intended to keep the plant open or close it and use it for storage only. -Reuters

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