Refinery Status: ExxonMobil Calif. Refinery Flare Not Due To Equipment Breakdown

Date : 06/04/2012 @ 8:54AM
Source : Dow Jones News
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Refinery Status: ExxonMobil Calif. Refinery Flare Not Due To Equipment Breakdown

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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.

ExxonMobil's (XOM) Torrance, Calif., refinery may flare between June 4 and 13; the event is not due to equipment breakdown, the company said in a filing to Calif. environmental regulators.

Phillips 66 (PSX) reporting flaring Friday after the restart of an unspecified unit at its refinery in Rodeo, Calif., the company said in a report to California state environmental regulators.

BP Plc has restarted production at its Cherry Point refinery in Blaine, Washington, after months of maintenace work, a source familiar with the refinery said May 29.

Motiva Enterprises LLC reported an upset of unspecified equipment May 28 at its refinery in Port Arhtur, Texas, according to a government filing. The newly expanded refinery is running at 500,000 barrels a day, or 80% of capacity, a source familiar with the facility said.

Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) experienced a FCCU malfunction May 28 at its refinery in Commerce City, Colo., according to a government filing. The unit is down for repair until further notice, the company said.

Phillips 66 said a hole in the furnace at its refinery at Borger, Texas, caused at release of 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide on May 25, according to a government filing.

Motiva Enterprises LLC reported a mechanical problem May 25 at its refinery in Convent, La., according to a government filing. The problem was "due to an H-Oil upset," according to the filing with the Natioinal Repsonse Center.

BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) on May 24 began the process of shutting down the same key gasoline-making fluid catalytic cracking unit, or FCCU, that began restarting three days earlier after five months of down time.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) said May 20 the coker unit at its refinery in Beaumont, Texas, had returned to normal operations.

Citgo Petroleum Corp. on April 29 that it would perform 30 days of planned maintenance at its refinery in Lemont, Ill., but no details were provided.

Valero Energy Corp. on May 16 said the alkylation unit and FCCU at its Meraux, La., refinery are in restart and will be operating at normal rates by June 1. The units had been down since January as part of planned maintenance turnaround.

Also on May 15, Delek said its El Dorado, Arkansas, refinery has been operating at reduced rates since May 1 due to the temporary suspension of crude oil deliveries from its supplier Exxon Mobil. The company has secured additional feedstocks that should allow the refinery to average total throughput of at least 60,000 barrels a day during May and June, which is down from its boiler-plate capacity of 70,000 barrels a day.

For more detailed information, search Dow Jones Newswires using the code N/REF.

 
Operator   Refinery    Capacity   Description                   Restart 
                       (in 000s 
                       bbl/day) 
UNPLANNED 
 
CANADA 
 
CARIBBEAN 
 
EAST COAST 
 
MIDWEST 
 
Delek    El Dorado      70.0  Rates reduced by 10K b/d due 
                              crude oil delivery suspension 
                              by Exxon Mobil. Additional 
                              supply has been secured, the 
                              co. said on May 15. 
 
 
GULF COAST 
 
Delek    Tyler, TX      62.0  Rates reduced to 45k-50K b/d 
                              until end-May while repairs 
                              continue at FCCU shut by May 
                              7 power failure, the co.said 
                              on May 15. 
 
 
Motiva   Port Arthur   600.0  Refinery is running at 80% capacity 
         TX                   and will ramp up further in coming 
                              weeks. Motiva reported unspecified 
                              unit upset on May. 28. 
 
Phillips Borger, TX    146.0  Company reported flaring on May 25 
   66                         becaues of a hole in furnace. 
 
BP       Texas City,   475.0  BP took down FCCU several days 
            TX                after restart, according to 
                              May 24 filing. 
 
MIDWEST 
 
ROCKIES 
 
Suncor   Commerce      94.0   FCCU down because of problem 
           City, CO.           with compressor. No restart date 
                               given. 
 
WEST COAST 
 
Phillips Rodeo, CA     76.0    Flaring due to restart of 
  66                           unspecified unit, company said 
                               on May 31. 
 
 
BP       Ferndale,     230.0   Restart process concluded 
           WA                  at the end of May. The 
                               refinery shut on Feb 17 
                               due to crude unit fire. 
 
 
PLANNED 
 
CANADA 
 
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 
                              equipment repairs. 
 
CARIBBEAN 
 
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 
                              storage terminal. 
 
Valero   Aruba         235.0  Operations will be suspended 
                              at the end of March due to eco- 
                              nomics, the co. said on Mar 19. 
 
 
EAST COAST 
 
Phillips Trainer, PA   185.0  Delta Airlines buys refinery 
66                            on April 30, 2012. 
                              Operations were idled on Sept. 
                              30, 2011 for economic reasons. 
 
PBF      Delaware City 190.0  Planned work currently under way 
Energy   DE                   the co. said on May 7. Scope and 
                              duration not disclosed. 
 
Sunoco   Philadelphia  335.0  Energy Partners buys Sunoco Inc.; 
         PA                   deal to close 4Q 2012. 
 
Sunoco   Marcus Hook   190.0  Marcus Hook shut Dec. 1 ahead of 
                              schedule due to poor refining econo- 
                              economics. 
 
GULF COAST 
 
BP       Texas City    406.6  FCCU No. 3 and Alkylation unit     N/A 
         TX                   down for routine maintenance that 
                              began around Jan. 5 continues, a 
                              person familiar with the refinery 
                              said on May 11. Restart estimate 
                              not available. 
 
Flint    Corpus        300.0  Coker unit maintenance combined 
Hills    Christi TX           with hydrocracker unit restart 
                              to cause emissions and flaring 
                              on May 12. 
 
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. 
 
Phillips Belle Chasse  247.0  Refinery up for sale a 
66       LA                   Nov. 29 Bloomberg News 
                              report said. 
 
Valero   McKee    TX   170.0  FCCU in restart after turnaround   May 11 
                              that began on Mar 31 the co. said 
                              on May 11. 
 
                              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 
                              195,000 b/d. 
 
Valero   Meraux, LA    135.0  Co. on May 16 said the alky and    June 1 
                              FCCU shut Jan 2 for turnaround 
                              are restarting and at normal rates 
                              by June 1. 
 
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 
                              2012. 
 
 
MIDWEST 
 
Citgo    Lemont, IL    167.0  FCCU restarted on May 17; unclear  May 17 
                              when unit shut down. Equipment 
                              failure and emissions reported 
                              on May 10. 
 
                              Portion of refinery shut for       May 29 
                              30 days of planned maintenance, 
                              on Apr 29 the co. said. No 
                              details provided. 
 
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, 
                              2012. 
 
                              45-days of major turnaround 
                             scheduled 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-   mid-2012 
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. 
 
ROCKIES 
 
WEST COAST 
 
Alon     Bakersfield    14.5  Hydrocraker Unit to restart        Mid-May 
         CA                   mid-May traders said on May 4. 
 
BP       Carson, CA    265.0  Planned flaring may occur 
                              May 15-21; not associated with 
                              equipment breakdown- filing. 
 
Chevron  Richmond      246.0  Source on May 14 said units in-    May 28 
         CA                   volved in May 12 planned shutdown 
                              include FCCU and hydrotreater. 
                              Work to last for two weeks. 
 
Exxon    Torrance      155.0  Flaring may be visible between 
Mobil    CA                   June 4-13; not due to equip- 
                              ment breakdown, to co. said. 
 
Shell    Martinez      156.4  Scheduled work (unspecified) 
         CA                   is underway, the co. said on 
                              Apr 27. Traders said crude and 
                              coker unit involved; end date 
                              not provided. 
 
Tesoro   Martinez      166.0  Hydrocracker has been shut for     May 11- 
                              two weeks of maintenance, traders      13 
                              said on May 2. 
 
 



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