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California Oil Refinery Seeks Authorization for FTZ Production Activity

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has received from the San Francisco Port Commission, grantee of FTZ 3, a notification of proposed production activity at the Phillips 66 Company facility in Rodeo, Calif. Comments on this proposal are due no later than Dec. 30. A separate application for subzone status at this facility has been submitted and is being processed.

According to the FTZ Board, the facility is used for refining crude and intermediate oils into fuels, gases, petrochemicals and byproducts. Phillips 66 also blends purchased petroleum products, such as gasoline, alkylates, biodiesel, renewable diesel and additives, with products produced at the refinery. The company has requested approval subject to the standard refinery restrictions and has indicated that it would either be admitting any foreign biodiesel in privileged-foreign status or filing a customs entry on foreign biodiesel prior to admission into the proposed FTZ.

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