Hess to cut back Port Reading refinery rates ahead of Sandy

NEW YORK Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:40pm EDT

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NEW YORK Oct 28 (Reuters) - Hess Corp said on Sunday it would begin to cut rates at its 70,000 barrel per day refinery in Port Reading, New Jersey, at 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) ahead of Hurricane Sandy.

"We are taking the necessary steps to prepare our Port Reading, N.J. refinery for high winds and storm water," a company spokesperson said.

Port Reading is located on a spit of land reaching up into the southern edge of New York Harbor.

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