PBF Energy comments on Toledo refinery operations PBF Energy reported that its Toledo refinery experienced a drop in steam pressure last night, which was followed by a brief fire beginning at 11:50pm ET within the Fluid Catalytic Cracking, or FCC, complex. Emergency response personnel extinguished the fire in approximately 25 minutes and there were no injuries or known offsite impacts. Appropriate government agencies have been contacted and a full investigation into the cause of the incident is underway. Regarding operations, the FCC was the only unit involved and it has been temporarily shut down. The refinery's other processing units are currently running at reduced rates or on standby. The company expects that it will take several weeks for the refinery to return to planned operations.
PBF Energy downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill BofA/Merrill downgraded PBF Energy to Underperform due to the lower oil price environment and risks of over supply from new global refinery capacity in the Atlantic basin. Price target lowered to $26 from $31.