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.
BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) on June 13 shut FCCU-1 at its Texas City, Texas, refinery due to a blower failure at the associated electrostatic precipitator. There is no estimate of when it will restart. FCCU-3, the larger of two FCCUs at the refinery was restarted on June 11 and is at planned rates after shutting down on June 7 for what was expected to be 48-hours of repairs, a person familiar with operations at the refinery said on Tuesday.
Delek US Holdings (DK) reported a smoke condition at its oil refinery in Tyler, Texas, on Monday, a filing to Texas state environmental regulators said.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSA.LN) reported flaring at a coker unit on June 12 at its oil refinery in Deer Park, Texas, according to a filing with Texas state environmental regulators made public Monday. The filing didn't indicate whether the event had an impact on coker unit operations.
Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) on June 13 said its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery is still operating at reduced rates while efforts to restart a coker unit continue since a lightning strike on June 6 caused a power failure. A blower malfunction at the plant's FCCU late on June 11 had no material impact on production, the co. said also on June 13.
Scheduled maintenance on a reformer unit at BP PLC's (BP, BP.LN) oil refinery in Whiting, Indiana, has been concluded and the unit is currently operating at planned rates, a person familiar with operations at the plant said. The unit, which produces high-octane gasoline blending components, was taken out of service at the end of March, along with an alkylation unit, for what was expected to be 60 days of planned turnaround maintenance.
Suncor Energy (SU) on June 9 said planned maintenance at one of two crude units and associated equipment had been concluded at its Edmonton refinery in Alberta, Canada. The plant had already resumed normal rates.
Valero Energy Corp. on June 9 said a pump snag at an FCCU at its Los Angeles-area refinery on June 7 had no material impact on production.
ConocoPhillips (COP) on June 9 said the fire-hit crude unit at its Bayway refinery in Linden, N.J., remained shut and the plant continued to run at reduced rates following a June 1 fire.
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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 still shut, the
co. said on June 9.
Alon Krotz 83.0 Refinery in restart on June 8
Springs, La after shutting in late-May as
a precaution ahead of Mississippi
River flooding. Maintenance,
advanced from 3rd-quarter 2011
BP Texas City 437.0 FCCU-1 shut unplanned on June 13; N/A
TX no estimate for restart, a source
said on June 14.
FCCU-3 at planned rates on June June 11
13 after weekend restart. Unit
shut on June 7 for 48-hours
maintenance to 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 restarted on June 6 June 6
Christi, TX after control valve malfunction
shut it down the day before, a
co. official said on June 10.
Delek Tyler, TX 58.0 Smoke at the plant's FCCU flare
was visible on June 13.
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 still running at reduced
TX rates; coker unit shut due to
power outage by lightning strike
on June 6. No estimate on when
operations will return to normal,
the co. said on June 14.
Shell Deer Park, 327.0 Flaring at coker unit reported to
TX environmental regulators; status
coker unit operations unclear.
Total Port Arthur 232.0 Coker unit down after power outage,
TX according to May 26 filing.
Conoco Rodeo, CA 120.2 Mechanical issues cause excess
emissions on June 8 and flaring
on June 5. Cause unknown.
Suncor Edmonton 135.0 Refinery at normal rates on June June 9
9 following scheduled maintenance
at one of two crude units and as-
sociated equipment that began on
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 Reformer No. 4 at planned rates
on June 10 after turnaround that
began at the end of March, a
person familiar with the plant
said on June 10.
Turnaround at Pipestill 12 de-
layed by 3 months; it was sup-
posed to begin in November, a
source said on Mar 25.
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.