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.
ConocoPhillips (COP) reported flaring activity at its Rodeo, Calif., refinery on June 5, according to a filing with state environmental regulators. The cause of the incident was not disclosed.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) performed planned maintenance at its 560,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Baytown, Texas, the company said June 3. A recording on the company's community hotline said "planned activities" were underway, but no description or timeline was given.
Citgo Petroleum Corp. reported equipment failure at an unidentified unit at its Lemont, Ill, refinery late June 2, according to a report submitted to regulators June 3. A company official said June 2 that the refinery was operating at reduced rates during repairs at a steam boiler and associated processing equipment starting June 1.
ConocoPhillips (COP) said that its Bayway oil refinery in Linden, N.J., is operating at reduced rates after a furnace fire broke out at its crude unit June 1.
BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) and Tesoro Corp. (TSO) both reported that flaring activity at their Carson, Calif., oil refineries will begin the week of June 6, in filings with state environmental regulators on June 2.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSA.LN) has restored power and steam supplies to its oil refinery in Deer Park, Texas, and units are returning to normal operations, a spokeswoman said June 1.
Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) said June 1 that there was an upset at a gasoil hydrotreater located at its refinery in Wilmington, Calif., early that morning but it did not disrupt production.
BP PLC (BP) reported excess emissions from fluid catalytic cracker No. 3 located at its oil refinery in Texas City, Texas, according to a filing with state environmental regulators on June 1.
BP PLC (BP) reported that its oil refinery in Carson, Calif., will begin planned flaring activity on June 3-7, according to a filing with state environmental regulators on June 1.
Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) said May 31 its oil refinery in Texas City, Texas, is returning to planned operating rates after being hit by a power outage late last week.
The start-up of a processing unit at PBF Energy's oil refinery in Delaware City, Del., was interrupted on May 28 when a release of hydrogen sulfide went through a flare stack during the process, according to a filing to the U.S. National Response Center. The 190,000-barrel-a-day plant remains on track to start-up in the 2nd-quarter.
Total SA (TOT, FP.FR) said a brief power failure forced it to shut down the coker at its 232,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, on May 26.
BP PLC restarted the crude distillation unit, coker, reformer and "other units" after a maintenance turnaround at its 225,000 barrel-a-day Cherry Point refinery in Washington state, according to a filing with state regulators made public on May 26.
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Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
Conoco Linden, NJ 238.0 Bayway refinery at reduced rates
after a furnace fire at crude unit
June 1. Crude unit was shut.
Shell Deer Park, TX 327.0 Units being restarted after steam
supply outage by a third-party
provider, Co. said June 1.
A hydrotreater, alkylatio and some
chemical units were affected, a
June 1 regulatory filing stated.
Chevron Pascagoula 330.0 One of two crude units experienced
MS an "isolated fire" early May 10 that
lasted about an hour. Co. declined
to comment on the status of the
unit and the refinery.
Conoco Sweeny, TX 247.0 Compressor at unidentified equip- 5/27
ment restarted on May 27 after
shuting down earlier that day.
Exxon Baton Rouge, 506.0 Cut production by at least 50,000 5/13
LA. b/d and closed docks and pipelines
because of flooding in region.
Valero Port Arthur, 285.0 Company restarting wet gas compressor,
TX according to May 25 government filing.
Total Port Arthur 232.0 Coker unit down after power outage,
TX according to May 26 filing.
BP Texas City 437.0 FCCU No. 3 exceeded opacity limit set
TX by permit, a June 1 filing said.
Valero Texas City 130.0 Plant returning to normal operatin rates
TX after being hit by a power outage May 27
at its local utility, Co. said May 31.
Exxon Joliet, IL 238.6 Flaring due to overpressure of
unspecified unit, according to May 25
Shell Martinez, CA 156.5 Restarted hydrocracker after May 17
shutdown on May 16.
Valero Wilmington 135.0 Gasoil hydrotreater has an upset
CA because of mechanical issues, but
didn't have a material impact on
production, Co. said June 1.
Suncor Edmonton 135.0 4 weeks of planned work starts
Apr 22 at one of two crude units
and associated equip.
Hovensa St. Croix 350.0 Refinery's #4 distillate
desulfurizing unit restarted on
May 19, company said on May 23.
Unit had been damaged by fire.
Exxon Baytown, TX 560.0 Planned activities underway, but
further details were not disclosed
on a community hotline recording
on June 3.
Lyondell Houston, TX 270.0 FCCU rate cut on Apr 22 follow-
Basell upset. Unit status remains un-
unclear on May 3; the co. won't
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.
Petrobras Pasadena 56.0 FCCU restarted after being taken
TX out of service Feb. 28 for
planned work, company said May 24.
Valero Corpus Christi 142.0 Coker brought down for planned
TX maintenance, company said in May
25 government filing.
Valero McKee TX 170.0 Vacuum unit turnaround planned for
first half of 2012, co. said.
Expansion project announced on
March 2011 to increase crude oil
throughput by 25,000 b/d to
Valero Norco, LA 185.0 Hydrocracker project will pro- 2013
ceed and be completed in late
2013, the co. said on 7/27/10.
Upgrade project to build 2012
a new diesel hydrotreater
unit moved from 2010 to
Valero Port Arthur 325.0 Hydrocracker project will pro- 2012
TX ceed and be completed in late
BP Whiting, IN 405.0 Turnaround will start at the End-May
end of March at Reformer No. 4
and alkylation unit for 60 days,
source said on Mar 25.
Turnaround at Pipestill 12 de-
layed by 3 months; it was sup-
posed to begin in November, a
source said on Mar 25.
Citgo Lemont, IL 167.0 Unidentified equipment failure
on late June 2. Earlier that day,
a company official said the refinery
was at reduced rates after a steam
boiler and associated processing
equipment were shut for repairs
Frontier Cheyenne, WY 47.0 Refinery to return to targeted May 8-
run rates week starting May 8 15
after undergoing equipment up-
grades, the co. said on May 5.
CVR Coffeyville 115.7 Periodic turnaround will take place
KS in two phases beginning in Fall 2011
and completed in Spring 2012.
Tesoro Mandan, ND 58.0 Total crude-oil processing capa- 2nd Q
city to increase by 17% to 68,000 2012
b/d by 2nd quarter 2012.
BP Carson, CA 265.0 Upset at unspecified process
unit reported on May 27 due to
routine maintenance, to Co. said.
Planned flaring activity to take
place on June 3-7, according to a
June 1 filing.
Tesoro Anacortes 120.0 Planned maintenance under way May 2
since April 29 expected to con-
clude on May 2; no impact to