HOUSTON Aug 7 Alon USA Energy expects
to receive necessary permits by year-end to build a rail
offloading system at its Bakersfield, California, refinery,
Chief Executive Paul Eisman told analysts on Wednesday.
He said once permitted, the project, which could handle up
to 140,000 barrels per day, would likely take six to nine months
to build. The company operates the Bakersfield plant as a unit
with plants in Long Beach and Paramount for a total of 70,000
barrels per day.
Eisman also said during the company's second-quarter
earnings call that Alon can take up to 9,000 bpd of crude by
rail at its 80,000 bpd refinery in Krotz Springs, Louisiana, and
can expand that to 14,000 bpd.