Canada's Irving Oil buys Whitegate refinery in Cork

Whitegate is the state's only refinery, employs 300 people

3rd August, 2016

Canadian-owned Irving Oil has agreed to buy the Whitegate refinery near Cork from American oil giant Phillips 66.

Irving Oil said it would share more information on the acquisition upon the close of the purchase and sale agreement.

Whitegate in Cork is the state’s only refinery and processes more than 70,000 barrels of oil a day. Its future has been up in the air for a number of years as Texas-based Phillips 66 has explored its...

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