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.
Tesoro Corp.'s (TSO) Wilmington, Calif., refinery is ramping towards normal operating rates on June 7 following a power outage the day before. Several unspecified processing units were affected by the outage, company spokesman Mike Marcy said late Tuesday.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) said on June 7 that shipping docks at its Baton Rouge, La., refinery had been completely re-opened after closoing on May 15 due to the Misssissippi River flooding. The docks were partially re-opened around May 25 when water levels receded, the company said at that time. The refinery is operating at planned rates.
Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) on June 7 said its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery was in restart mode following a power failure on June 6. The impact of the outage was still being assessed, the co. said on June 7.
BP PLC (BP) on Tuesday shut FCCU-3 at its Texas City, Texas, refinery to facilitate 48-hour maintenance at an associated Wet Gas Scrubber.
Several processing units at Western Refining's (WNR) oil refinery in El Paso, Texas, were restarted Monday after an early morning, spotty, power failure resulted in shut downs in the north and south sections of the plant, the company said in a filing to Texas state environmental regulators.
Citgo Petroleum Corp. on June 5 shut FCCU No. 2 at its oil refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, due to a malfunction at an associated pressure control valve, the company said in a filing to Texas state environmental regulators.
Tesoro Corp. on June 6 said some process units at its Los Angeles-area refinery shut down on a power disturbance, according to a filing with state environmental regulators.
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.
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.
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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.
BP Texas City 437.0 FCCU-3 shut June 7 for 48-hr. June 9
work at wet gas scrubber.
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.
Citgo Corpus 163.0 No. 2 FCCU shut on June 5 due to
Christi, TX control valve malfunction. Status
Exxon Baton Rouge 504.5 Refinery operating normally the
Mobil La. co. said on June 7; shipping docks
completely operationsl after clos-
ing May 15 due to Mississippi River
Valero Port Arthur 285.0 Refinery restarting on June 7 June 7
TX after power outage on June 6.
Impact of outage being assessed.
Total Port Arthur 232.0 Coker unit down after power outage,
TX according to May 26 filing.
Western El Paso, TX 127.8 Units in restart in June 6 after June 6
spotty power outage earlier that
BP Texas City 437.0 FCCU No. 3 exceeded opacity limit
TX set by permit, a June 1 filing
Exxon Joliet, IL 238.6 Flaring due to overpressure of
unspecified unit, according to May 25
Tesoro Wilmington 97.0 Refinery resuming normal opera- June 7
CA tions on June 7 following power
outage the day before. Several
unspecified units were affected.
Suncor Edmonton 135.0 4 weeks of planned work starts
Apr 22 at one of two crude units
and associated equip.
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.
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
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 Planned flaring activity to take
place on June 3-7, according to a
June 1 filing.