United Refining acquires partially complete Metro biodiesel plant
United Refining Co., through its subsidiary United Biofuels Inc., has acquired a partially completed 50 MMgy biodiesel facility in Brooklyn, N.Y., as part of the acquisition by its parent company, United Refining Inc., of certain assets of Metro Fuel Oil Corp. and its affiliates.
The facility is estimated to become operational in approximately 12 months and, upon completion, will be able to process a variety of feedstocks. When completed, it will be one of the largest biodiesel facilities on the East Coast.
United Refining operates a 70,000 barrel per day refinery in Warren, Pa. In addition to its wholesale markets, the company also operates 360 Kwik Fill /Red Apple and Country Fair retail gasoline and convenience stores located primarily in western New York and western Pennsylvania.