January 28, 2013 / 2:05 PM / 5 years ago

Hess Corp to sell 20 oil storage terminals, exit refining business

Jan 28 (Reuters) - Hess Corp said it would pursue the sale of 20 oil storage terminals in the United States and the Caribbean, and exit its refining business, freeing up $1 billion of capital that will be deployed in its oil and gas business.

The terminal network located along the U.S. East Coast has storage capacity of 28 million barrels. The St. Lucia oil storage terminal in the Caribbean has 10 million barrels of capacity.

Hess will exit the refining business by closing its Port Reading, New Jersey refinery.

Separately, Hess said hedge fund Elliott Associates and its associated entity Elliott International notified that they intend to seek regulatory approvals to acquire additional shares in Hess.

Elliott may seek to acquire shares valued at more than $800 million, Hess said.

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