DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
The following table lists unplanned and planned production outages at U.S. refineries as reported by Dow Jones Newswires. The information is compiled from both official and unofficial refining sources and doesn't purport to be a comprehensive list.
Valero Energy Corp. reported a mechanical problem at its Wilmington, Calif. refinery resulted in flaring Dec. 9, but said production was not affected.
Valero Energy Corp. reported an upset at its Port Arthur, Texas refinery Dec. 9, but said there was no material impact to production.
A Phillips 66 (PSX) spokesman said Dec. 10 that recent planned maintenance at the 146,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Borger, Texas had been completed. The company said Dec. 7 that it was shutting down its Unit 29 fluid catalytic cracking unit at its 146,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Borger, Texas. Phillips 66 said it would conduct work on Unit 29 after finishing working on FCCU No. 40, which is now believed to be back online.
Alon USA Energy Inc. (ALJ) reported an upset in the fluid catalytic cracker of its Big Spring, Texas refinery on Dec. 9, according to a report filed with state regulators.
Phillips 66 (PSX) reported in government filings that a compressor seal failed on a cracker unit at its Wood River refinery in Roxana, Ill. on Dec. 8 leading to the release of hydrogen sulfide. A company spokesman declined to comment.
Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) reported flaring associated with starting up the hydrocracker at its Port Arthur, Texas refinery Dec. 7. A company spokesman said the unit will be operational by the end of the month.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) reported in a government filing Dec. 8 that an over pressuring incident at its Baton Rouge refinery resulted in flaring there. The refinery has a capacity of 502,500 barrels a day.
BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) was planning maintenance at its 235,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Carson, Calif., a person familiar with the refinery said Dec. 7. The work on unspecified units would result in four days of flaring starting Dec. 9.
Motiva Enterprises LLC (RDSA, RSDA.LN) on Dec. 7 was in the restart process at its 325,000 barrel-a-day refinery expansion in Port Arthur, Texas, a source said. The refinery expansion, which had broke down days after its June start-up, should be at planned operating rates by the following week, the source said.
Phillips 66 (PSX) said Dec. 7 that it was shutting down its Unit 29 fluid catalytic cracking unit at its 146,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Borger, Texas. Phillips 66 said it would conduct work on Unit 29 after finishing working on FCCU No. 40, which is now believed to be back online.
CVR Energy Inc. (CVE) reported emissions Dec. 7 stemming from continuing maintenance at its refineries in Coffeyville, Kan., and Wynnewood, Okla., according to a filing with the National Response Center.
Tesoro Corp. (TSO) on Dec. 6 restarted an unspecified unit at its 144,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Martinez, Calif., according to a filing with state regulators.
Citgo Petroleum Corp. reported an upset at an unspecified unit Dec. 2 at its 167,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Lemont, Ill., according to a government filing made public Monday.
Hess Corp. (HES) on Nov. 29 said the process of restarting its 70,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Port Reading, N.J., is under way and production is expected to resume by the end of the week. A power dip on Nov. 27 caused the plant-wide shutdown, but didn't damage any process units.
Shell Oil Company (RDSA) on Nov. 26 said a release of hydrogen sulfide on Nov. 24 at its oil refinery in Martinez, Calif., necessitated reducing feed to an unspecified unit to diminish the emission. A report to the California Emergency Management Agency said a venting pressure relief valve had caused the release. The company wouldn't identify the unit or comment on the status of operations.
For more detailed information, search Dow Jones Newswires using the code N/REF.
Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
Hess Port Reading 70.0 Refinery in restart mode on Nov.
Corp. 29 and expected to resume produc-
tion by the end of the week fol-
lowing the Nov. 27 power dip
that shut all process units, the
Phillips Linden, NJ 238.0 Normal operations resumed on Nov 27
66 Nov. 27, full rates seen by next
week following Oct. 29 shutdown
ahead of Hurricane Sandy.
Alon Big Spring 67. Problem with blower in FCCU Dec. 9
TX caused flaring.
BP Texas City 450.0 FCCU No. 1 restarted on Nov. Nov. 23
23 after shutting down unplan-
ned the week before - filing.
Motiva Port Arthur 600.0 The 325,000-b/d new CDU could
begin the restart process next
week, the company said Nov. 28.
The expansion unit was shut days
after its late May start-up for
extensive repairs owing to corro-
sive issues. The process could
take several weeks and is on tar-
get for early 2013 restart.
Citgo Lemont, IL 167.0 Unspecified unit restarted on
Nov. 23, a filing said. No
other details provided.
NCRA McPherson 85.0 Emissions reported on Nov. 23
KS from a boiler house, a filing
said. Impact to production unclear.
BP Carson, CA 266.0 Flaring planned for the three days
after Dec. 9, according to filing.
Chevron Richmond, 230.0 Richmond City Council on Nov. 20 1Q 2013
CA asked Chevron to delay repairs
to CDU No. 4 until the investi-
gation into the cause of the Aug.
6 fire is complete. Refinery
at reduced rates since then. No
other units were affected by the
fire. CDU No. 4 restart on target
for 1Q 2013.
Shell Martinez 165.0 Feed rate reduced for unspecified
CA unit on Nov. 24 due to emission
of hydrogen sulfide. Company wouldn't
comment on the status of operations.
Valero Wilmington 78.0 Flaring at refinery Dec. 9 due to
CA unspecified mechanical problem. No production
Husky Saskatchewan Major turnaround to take place Spring
Refinery in spring of 2013. Plant-wide 2013
shutdown is planned for inspection
and equipment repairs.
Valero Aruba Refinery will be converted to a
terminal while the company con-
tinues to seek a buyer, the company
said on Sept. 4.
Sunoco Marcus Hook 190.0 Plant shuttered in December 2011 due
to poor refining economics will
be reopened to process Marcellus
shale the company said on Nov. 8.
Exxon Chalmette, 192.5 Planned turnaround work at un- Nov. 26
LA specified unit or units under
way since Oct. 26 had been com-
pleted, the company said Nov. 26.
Phillips Borger, TX 146.0 FCCU 40 shut Sept. 24 for what Nov. 26
66 expected to be just over one
month of maintenance restarted
on Nov. 26 - TCEQ Filing.
FCCU No. 29 was scheduled to
shut Oct. 21 for month planned
work, a TCEQ filing said. The company
on Oct. 31 said normal operations
were expected to resume in November.
Valero Corpus Christi 200.0 FCC will be shut for six weeks of Feb/Mar
turnaround maintenance starting 2013
in January, the company said
Valero Sunray TX 170.0 Four weeks of work on the crude March, 2013
McKee unit to begin in March 2013,
the company said Oct. 30.
Valero Norco, LA 185.0 Hydrocracker project will 2013
finish in first quarter of 2013
and commence operating in the
second quarter, company said
on Oct. 10.
Upgrade project to build 2012
a new diesel hydrotreater
unit moved from 2010 to
Valero Port Arthur 325.0 Hydrocracker project will pro- Late
TX ceed and be completed in late 2012
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2012. Unit startup is underway Dec.
Valero Texas City, 225.0 FCCU maintenance for 8 weeks March
TX will begin in January 2013 2013
company said on Oct. 30.
Western El Paso,TX 122 Company will perform turnaround
Refining on north side of refinery
starting in February.
BP Whiting, IN 336.0 Largest of 3 CDUs will soon shut 2nd Half
for replacement the company said on 2013
Oct. 31 as part of major expan-
sion project. Completion on track
for second-half 2013.
CVR Wynnewood, 70.0 Turnaround completed the company
Energy OK said on Nov. 27. The work got
underway on Sept. 27 and was inter-
rupted by Sept. 29 boiler explosion.
No other units were impacted by
CVR Coffeyville, 115.7 Planned maintenance underway as
Energy KS of Dec. 2. Scope and length of
Holly Tulsa, OK 125.0 The entire refinery will be shut Late
Frontier while West Plant section under- 2012
goes major turnaround maintenance
in late 2012, the company said on
Aug. 5, 2011.
Holly El Dorado 139.0 Coker unit undergoing maintenance
Frontier KS until further notice, traders said
on Sept. 14. No significant impact
to production is expected.
Husky Lima, OH 160.0 15-day maintenance planned at 4Q
diesel hydrotreater; 29 days at 2012
aromatics unit, set for 4Q 2012,
the company said on Feb. 9.
New 20,000-b/d kerosene hydro- 1stH
treater will start up in first 2013
half 2013, to company said on
45 days of major turnaround
scheduled in 2014; 70% of units
involved. Remaining 30% will under
go major turnaround in 2015, the
company said on Feb. 9.
Phillips 66 Roxana, 328 Hydrogen Sulfide flaring Dec. 8 due
Ill. to seal failure in cracker unit.
Phillips Wilmington 139.0 Planned maintenance under way
66 CA since Nov. 1 completed, the company
said on Nov. 26. The unit or
units involved in the work
weren't specified. Flaring may
be visible until Dec. 4.
Tesoro Wilmington 97.0 New vacuum distillation tower
CA project completed and fully
operational, the company said on
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