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