Refinery Status: Valero Reports HCU Snag, Emissions At Benicia

Date : 08/26/2010 @ 10:18AM
Source : Dow Jones News
Stock : Conocophillips (COP)
Quote : 54.82  -0.02 (-0.04%) @ 1:38PM

Refinery Status: Valero Reports HCU Snag, Emissions At Benicia

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                              summer, Industrial Info 
                              Resources said July 6. A 
                              premium base-oil facility 
                              was also being planned, co. 
                              said in late Feb. 
Exxon    Baytown, TX   560.6  Extended period of scheduled     Est. 
                              maintenance at crude unit,       End Oct 
                              several hydrofiners and other 
                              units starts week of Aug 22. 
                              Return to normal operations 
                              unclear, sources say work will 
                              take two months to complete. 
Flint    Corpus               $250 mln project for new Spring   2010 
Hills    Christi, TX          diesel desulfurization, 
                              sulfur recovery unit to begin 
                              in Fall 2008. Construction 
                              to last 18 months. 
                              West FCCU to restart Aug. 16 
                              after completing "urgent 
                              maintenance." Feed 
                              was cut on Aug. 13  but 
                              other parts of unit incl. 
                              a boiler and wet gas 
                              scrubber expected to continue 
                              to operate. 
Motiva   Port Arthur   285.0  Expansion project to increase     1Q 
                              throughput capacity by 325,000    2012 
                              b/d, to 610,000-b/d, slowed. 
                              Completion now seen 1Q 
                              2012, from 2010. 
Valero   Corpus       340.0   West Plant 50,000-b/d FCCU at 
         Christi, TX          reduced rates since mid-Dec for 
                              economic reasons. 
Valero   Norco, LA    250.0   Hydrocracker project will pro-    2013 
                              ceed and be completed in late 
                              2013, the co. said on July 27. 
                              FCCU will be revamped during      2Q 
                              2Q of 2011, the co. said on       2011 
                              July 27. 
                              Upgrade project to build          2012 
                              a new diesel hydrotreater 
                              unit moved from 2010 to 
                              4Q 2012. 
Valero   Port Arthur  325.0   Hydrocracker project will pro-    2012 
         TX                   ceed and be completed in late 
                              2012, the co. said on July 27. 
                              Six coke drums will be re-        2011 
                              placed in 2011. 
                              77,000-b/d FCCU at reduced        n/a 
                              rates since mid-Dec for 
                              economic reasons. 
Valero   Sunray, TX   170.0   55,000-b/d FCCU at reduced        n/a 
                              rates since mid-Dec for 
                              economic reasons. 
                              Expanded crude gather system      4Q 
                              will increase available crude     2010 
                              supplies to refinery by 4Q. 
Murphy  Meraux, LA    125.0   Plant operations returned to 
                              normal after catalyst change 
                              that lasted a couple of weeks, 
                              Co. said Aug. 24. Production is 
                              at about 120,000 b/d. 
BP       Toledo, OH   155.0   $400 million upgrade              2012 
                              to start 2010. 
CVR      Coffeyville  115.0   New ultra low sulfur gasoline 
         KS                   unit will be brought online 
                              in 2Q, co. said May 3. 
                              Previous target was to have 
                              unit up by end of 2010. 
Valero   Ardmore, OK   90.0   Plant-wide turnaround planned;    2011 
                              work will impact 1Q 2011 
Suncor   Commerce      93.0   Planned work at reformer unit     Fall 
         City, CO             deferred to Fall 2010 from Feb    2010 
                              28 start date. 
BP       Carson, CA   265.0   Planned flaring expected July     Aug 8 
                              21 through Aug 8. 
Valero   Benicia      170.0   Scrubber installation continues;  2010 
         CA                   work seen concluding by year-end, 
                              the co. said on July 27. 
Tesoro   Golden Eagle 166.0   Major turnaround maintenance      2011 
         Martinez, CA         deferred to 2011 from late 
                              2009, the co. said Feb. 3. 

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