Linden's Bayway Refinery now receiving crude oil by train, report says

NJ Advance Media | October 7, 2014 | Column by Katie Lannan

LINDEN — A new rail facility at Phillips 66's Bayway Refinery is now operating and accepting shipments of Baaken crude oil, according to a report in The Record.

Water vapor rises up from two stacks at the wet gas scrubber at Bayway Refinery in Linden in this 2002 file photo. (Star-Ledger file photo)

Train shipments to the Linden company began Aug. 5 as part of an effort by the Texas-based energy company to expand its rail operations nationwide, the report says.

According to the report, the new oil shipments have prompted some safety concerns, as Baaken crude is more volatile and flammable than other types of oil.

The Bayway Refinery has the capacity to accept one train a day carrying 2.9 million gallons of crude oil, though its operations are not at that level, the report said.

Rail shipments appear to travel through central and southern New Jersey from Pennsylvania, according to the report, but officials told The Record that making the routes public would pose a safety risk.

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