Refinery Status: Sunoco Restarting Units At Philadelphia Refinery

Date : 06/28/2011 @ 11:26AM
Source : Dow Jones News
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Refinery Status: Sunoco Restarting Units At Philadelphia Refinery

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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.

CVR Energy Inc. (CVI) shut down units at its 115,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Coffeyville, Ka., on June 27, according to a government filing made public June 28.

Sunoco Inc. (SUN) was restarting the reformer and hydrotreater at its 335,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Philadelphia, Penn., after starting unplanned maintenance on the units that started on June 19.

ConocoPhillps said on June 27 its 306,000 barrel-a-day Wood River refinery in Roxana, Ill., would run at reduced rates "for several days" after a power outage the previous weekend.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) reported a furnace outage on June 24 at its 240,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Joliet, Ill., accoridng to a government filing. The Joliet refinery had cut production during the previous week because of a similar problem, according to a government filing.

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) said June 23 that it was performing maintenance at the western section of its 142,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Corpus Christi. A company spokesman said the activity would not impact production.

Chevron Corp. (CVX) said a June 22 upset at its 243,000 barrel-a-day refinery refinery in Richmond, Ca., led to flaring.

BP PLC (BP) said on June 21 its 475,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Texas City, Texas, would return to full capacity by August after an April power outage left it running at half capacity.

ConocoPhillips (COP) reported flaring at its 247,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Sweeney, Texas, on June 21 because of problems with the coker unit.

ConocoPhillips (COP) reported emissions at its 76,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Rodeo, Ca., after an unspecified unit startup on June 21.

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) reported emissions at its 144,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Benicia, Ca., refinery on June 21. The event did not cause production issues, a company spokesman said.

Alon USA Energy Inc. (ALJ) reported a power outage on June 20 at its 67,000 barrel-a-day Big Spring refinery in Texas. The same refinery on June 20 experienced excess opacity amid maintenance work being performed as part of the annual turnaround.

ConocoPhillips (COP) reported emissions at its 139,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Wilmington, Ca., on June 20, according to a filing with state regulators.

Delek US Holdings, Inc. (DK) on June 17 said its refinery in El Dorado, Arkansas, had resumed normal operating rates on June 15. The plant had been operating at reduced rates since May 8 due to flooding along the Mississippi River. Valero Energy Corp.'s (VLO) oil refinery in Aruba continues to operate at reduced rates after a power outage in one section of the plant on June 9 knocked some processing units off line, company spokesman Bill Day said on June 17.

Valero Energy Corp. on June 22 said operations at its Port Arthur refinery is returning to planned rates after the plant's coker unit was restarted after a shutdown on June 6 because of a power failure.

Valero Energy Corp. said June 22 it was bringing its 235,000 barrel-a-day Aruba refinery to planned operating rates after a reduction because of a June 9 power outage.

   For more detailed information, search Dow Jones Newswires using the 
code N/REF. 
Operator   Refinery    Capacity   Description                   Restart 
                       (in 000s 
Valero   Aruba         235.0  Refinery returning to planned 
                              rates after June 9 power outage, 
                              company said June 22. 
Conoco   Linden, NJ    238.0  Refinery resumed normal rates      June 14 
                              after a furnace fire at crude unit 
                              June 1, the co. said on June 14. 
Sunoco   Philadelphia, 335.0  Company attempted restarts of 
         PA.                  reformer and hydrotreater on 
                              June 27. 
Alon     Big Spring,   67.0   Power outage on June 20 because 
         TX                   of wildfire. Company trying to 
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. 
                              Refinery should return to full 
                              capacity in August after April 
                              power outage reduced rates. 
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. 
Shell    Deer Park,    327.0  Flaring at coker unit on June 13 
         TX                   reported flaring at coker unit; 
                              impact on operations unclear. 
Valero   Port Arthur   285.0  Plant returning to planned rates 
         TX                   on June 22 after June 6 power 
                              failure resulted in 
                              the shut down of a coker unit. 
                              Crude throughput and production 
                              had been reduced since June 6. 
Exxon    Joliet, IL    238.6  Sulfur furnace being repaired as of 
                              June 20. Impact on operations 
CVR      Coffeyville,  115.0  Unspecified units taken down for 
Energy   KS                   repair on June 27. 
Frontier El Dorado,    130.0  Sulfur recover unit failure re- 
         KS                   sults in emissions, a filing to 
                              statue regulators on June 19 
                              said. Impact on operations un- 
Conoco   Rodeo, CA      76.0  An unspecfifed unit startup 
                              resulted in emissions June 21. 
Valero   Wilmington    135.0  Unplanned flaring between June 
         CA                   13-18 will have no impact on 
                              production, the company said on 
                              June 15. 
Alon     Big Spring     67.0  Planned turnaround maintenance 
         TX                   causes excess opacity, a filing 
                              said on June 20. 
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 
                              195,000 b/d. 
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 
                              4Q 2012. 
Valero   Port Arthur   325.0  Hydrocracker project will pro-    2012 
         TX                   ceed and be completed in late 
BP       Whiting, IN   405.0  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. 

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