DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
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.
A hydrocracker was put into restart mode the evening of April 28, at Valero's 250,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Port Arthur, Tx., according to the National Response Center. A flaring event, releasing excess sulfur dioxide, accompanied the restart.
A flaring event took place the evening of April 27, at ConocoPhillips 139,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Wilmington, Calif., according to a California Hazardous Materials Spill Report. The even released an excess of sulphur dioxide. It wasn't know whether the flaring had anything to do with the ongoing maintenance on a reformer at the facility.
An unplanned flaring event took place on April 27, at the 265,000 barrel-a-day BP refinery in Carson, Calif., according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. No firm indications were given as to which unit has been affected and calls to BP weren't immediately returned.
Shell Oil Co. said that scheduled maintenance is underway on a crude and coker unit's at it's 156,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Martinez, California.
An equipment failure took place on April 26, at Chevron's 246,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Richmond, Calif., and caused an excess emission of dulfur dioxide, according to the California Emergency Management Agency Hazardous Materials Spill Report. No firm indication was given regarding the affected unit, or units.
An operational upset was reported by Husky Energy Inc., with an unspecified unit taken off line on April 25 at it's 160,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Lima, Ohio. The problem was blamed on a small gas leak and reapairs could take two to seven days, according to Husky's downstream senior vice president, Bob Baird. On April 26, a compressor failed and other units were shut according to a public filing.
ExxonMobil reported flaring at it's 238,000 barrel-a-day ExxonMobil Joliet refinery in Channahon, Ill., on April 24, when an unspecified piece of equipment was being was being taken out of service.
Continuous flaring was seen the afternoon of April 25 at ConocoPhillips 122,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Rodeo, Calif., according to the California Hazrdous Materials Spill Report. Traders said work is being performed on the company's unicracker/fluid catalytic cracker and reformer.
Flaring took place at Delaware City Refinng Company's 210,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Delaware City the morning of April 25, according to the Delaware Department of Natural resources and Environmental Control. The event was triggered by a compressor tripping off line. The refinery has been owned by PBF Energy Partners since June, 2010.
A compressor at the ConocoPhillips-Cenovus Energy 306,000 barrel-a-day Wood River Refinery in Roxana, Illinois tripped off line late Tuesday and caused flaring, according to a report sent to Illinois state environmental regulators. The even lasted for an hour and a half and the cause and needed repairs are being assessed.
HollyFrontier is midway through a seven day maintenance program on a crude unit at the East Plant of it's 155,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to trading sources doing business with the company. The crude unit was taken out of service on April 21.
ConocoPhillips is in restart mode at it's 100,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Ferndale, Wa., after an extensive six week maintenance program, according to trading sources doing business with the company. In addition, the company has taken a reformer down for maintenance at it's 139,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Wilmington, California.
A hydrocracker at the 407,000 barrel-a-day BP refinery in Texas City, Tx., was taken out of service on April.20 due to severe thunderstorms, a person familiar with operations said. The hydrocracker was affected by a compressor that tripped of line during the storm. The unit is expected to return to service by April. 27.
A two hour flaring event, caused by a power failure, took place at Houston Refining LP's 280,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Houston, Tx., late aftenoon April. 21, according to the Texas Commission On Environmental Quality. The even forced a coker down, but the unit was put into restart mode in short order.
A hydrocracker at Valero's 287,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Port Arthur, Tx., is still down after a flaring event took place the morning of April 21, according to company spokesman Bill Day. He said the emission event was dut to a compressor trip.
Tesoro Corp. (TSO) on April 18 said operations are running normally at its Los Angeles-area refinery in Wilmington, Calif., and at its Anacortes, Wash., refinery after completing planned maintenance. The scope or the duration of the maintenance wasn't disclosed.
BP Plc. (BP) hopes to finish maintenance work at its 230,000 barrel-a-day Cherry Point refinery in Ferndale, Wash., by the end of April, a source famailiar with the refinery said on Apri l7.
Tesoro Corp. (TSO) said on April 17 a power outage caused a compressor trip at the coker unit at its 93,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Wilmington, Calif.
Motiva Enterprises LLC (RDSA, RDSB) on April 16 shut a hydrocracking unit at its Norco, La., refinery after a pump malfunction at the hydrogen plant. No other details were provided in the filing to the National Response Center.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) reported an unspecified unit upset April 15 at its 240,000 barrel-a-day refinery outside Joliet, Ill., according to a government filing.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) said April 14 a compressor tripped at its 344,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Beaumont, Texas.
ConocoPhillips (COP) said a small fire early April 13 at its 76,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Rodeo, Calif., was promptly extinguished. Refinery operations were "otherwise routine," a company spokesman said.
Chevron Corp. (CVX) reported an upset April 11 at the sulfur recovery unit at its refinery in El Segundo, Calif., according to a government filing.
For more detailed information, search Dow Jones Newswires using the code N/REF.
Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
CVR Wynnewood 70.0 Power snag forces SRU off-line
Energy OK on Apr 2, a filing to the NRC
Holly Artesia, NM 100.0 FCCU shut for 10-15 days unplan-
Frontier ned maintenance on April 5.
Motiva Norco, LA 233.5 Hydrocracking unit shut on Apr
Enterprises 16 due to pump failure at hydro-
gen plant. No restart timing
indicated in filing to NRC.
Pasadena Pasadena TX 100.0 Coker unit damanged by on Dec 10
Refining fire. Fire contained; no other
units affected, the co. said
on Dec. 12. On Jan 27, the co.
said there was no change since
the Dec. 12 statement; no re-
Valero Meraux LA 135.0 Refinery in restart after brief
power outage on Apr 9. Alky Unit
still shut for turnaround and
FCCU shut until that work is done.
Exxon Channahon 240.0 Gas compressor unit shut at
Mobil IL catalytic hydrodesulfuriza-
tion unit on Mar 12. No other
WRB Roxana 306.0 Ultralow-sulfur diesel hydro-
Refining IL treater trips off-line on Apr
7 - filing. No further details
BP Ferndale, 230.0 Refinery idled after Feb. 17 End
WA fire at crude unit. Repairs
expected to go on through April.
Husky Saskatchewan 21-days maintenance set in 1stH
Upgrader first half 2012 at hydrogen 2012
plant, the co. said on Feb 9.
Husky Saskatchewan Major turnaround to take place Spring
Refinery in spring of 2013. Plant-wide 2013
shutdown for inspection and
HOVENSA St. Croix 350.0 Refinery shutdown completed, the Feb 21
co. said on Feb. 21. The facility 2012
will be operated as a products
Valero Aruba 235.0 Operations will be suspended
at the end of March due to eco-
nomics, the co. said on Mar 19.
Conoco Trainer, PA 185.0 Crude processing halted;
operations winding down,
on Sept. 30.
The refinery will be
shuttered at end-May if
Sunoco Philadelphia 335.0 Refineries up for sale on July
Marcus Hook 190.0 Sept. 6; Marcus Hook shut 2012
Dec. 1 ahead of schedule
due to poor refining econo-
mics. Phila. to shut in July.
BP Texas City 406.6 FCCU No. 3 and Alkylation unit down
TX for routine maintenance that began
around Jan. 5 continues, a person
familiar with the refinery said on
Apr 5. Restart estimate not available.
Conoco Belle Chasse 247.0 Refinery up for sale a
Phillips LA Nov. 29 Bloomberg News
Exxon Baytown 560.6 Two months turnaround work got Feb
Mobil TX under way on Feb. 1 at an alky- 24
lation unit and FCCU.
Exxon Beaumont 345.0 Crude Unit B, Coker Unit and
Mobil TX associated units shut for plan-
ned maintenance on Apr 1. Work
will continue for several weeks.
Holly Artesia, NM 100.0 Crude runs will be reduced by Early
Frontier 50% during 30 days of major turn- 2012
maintenance in early 2012, the Co.
said on Aug. 5.
Valero McKee TX 170.0 5 week FCCU turnaround began on May 5
March 31 weekend, the co. said
on Apr 2.
Vacuum unit turnaround planned in
first half of 2012, company said.
Expansion project announced
March 2011 to increase crude oil
throughput by 25,000 b/d to
Valero Meraux, LA 135.0 FCCU will be shuttered during
alkylation unit turnaround main-
tenance that began wk of Jan 2.
Work continues the co. said on
Valero Houston,TX 88.0 Seven weeks of FCCU maintnance end-March
starting in Feb. 2012 the Co.
said on Nov. 1, 2011.
Valero Norco, LA 185.0 Co. on Jan. 31 said 10-weeks of April
planned crude/coker unit mainte- 2012
will get under way in Feb.
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
2012. Hydrocracker remains shut
for catalyst change, the co.
said on Apr 6.
CVR Coffeyville 115.7 Final phase of turnaround work Q1
KS will begin Feb 28 at crude unit 2012
No. 2, coker, vacuum unit No. 2,
hydrotreater for 4-5 weeks. First
two phases concluded in Nov 2011.
CVR Wynnewood 54.0 30-40 days maintenance planned Q3
OK in 3rd Q 2013, the co. said on 2013
Nov. 3, 2011.
Holly Tulsa, OK 125.0 The entire refinery will be shut Late
Frontier while West Plant section under- 2012
goes major turnaround maintenance
in late 2012, the Co. said on
Aug. 5, 2011.
Husky Lima, OH 160.0 15-days of maintenance at diesel 4Q
Energy hydrotreater; 29-day at aromatics 2012
unit set for 4Q 2012, the co.
on Feb 9.
New 20,000-b/d kerosene hydro- 1stH
treater will start up in 1st 2013
half 2013, to co. said on Feb 9,
45-days of major turnaround sched-
uled in 2014; 70% of units involved.
Remaining 30% will under go major
turnaround in 2015, the co. said
on Feb 9, 2012.
Husky Toledo, OH 140.0 Minor turnaround planned in mid-
Energy 2012; the partial outage will
last about 21 days, the co. said
on Feb. 9.
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.
Valero Memphis, TN 180.0 Five weeks of maintenance on early-April
crude unit starting in March. 2012
2012, co. said on Nov. 1, 2011.
Alon Bakersfield 14.5 Refining operations halted for
CA at least one month for econo-
mic reasons, a local news re-
port said on Jan 15.
BP Carson, CA 265.0 Planned CDU maintenance begins Mar 26
on Mar 13; flaring and emissions
are expected through Apr 6.
BP Ferndale, 230.0 Refinery idled after Feb. 17 End
WA fire at crude unit. Planned April
maintenance advanced; plant
will remain shut through April.
Conoco Ferndale 100.0 Turnaround maintenance under way Apr 7
WA on Mar 10 at unspecified unit or or 14
units, co. said. Traders said
work will last 5-6 weeks.
Tesoro Anacortes, WA 120.0 Anacortes, Wa., Wilmington, Ca.
Wilmington,CA 97.0 refineries at normal rates
following scheduled maintenance.