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.
Motiva Enterprises on June 9 said operations at the newly-commissioned crude unit at it's Port Arthur, Texas, refinery were stabilized after uncontrolled combustion occurred within the unit during start-up procedures, a filing to regulators said. The units was take out of service on June 4 to repair leaking valves, a person familiar with the plant said on June 6. 600K
Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) on June 9 reported planned flaring at its Torrance, Calif., refinery to Calif. state regulators. The company on June 4 said several units, including a coker, pretreater and hydrogen unit, were scheduled for several weeks of planned maintenance and that flaring could be visible between June 4 and 13. 149.5K
Shell Oil Co. (RDSA, RDSB) on June 8 reported flaring and a release of sulfur dioxide at its San Francisco-area refinery in Martinez, Calif. THe cause wasn't known and no other details were provided in a filing to Calif. state regulators. 165K
Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) on June 8 told Dow Jones Newswires that planned maintenance was under way at a number of operating units at its refinery in Robinson, Ill. No other details were provided. 206K
Delek US Holdings Inc. (DK) reported flaring at its oil refinery in Tyler, Texas due to a compressor malfunction at the plant's coker unit. The upset caused emissions to be routed to the plant's FCCU No. 2 safety flare the company said in a report to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The status of operations wasn't specified in the report. 62K
Citgo Corp. on June 7 said West Plant rates at its Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery had been reduced after an amine system upset forced the shutdown of sulfur unit trains; the status of operations wasn't specfied. 165K
Tesoro Corp. (TSO) on June 6 said unspecified planned maintenance is under way at its Wilmington, Calif., refinery. The unit, or units, involved in the work wasn't disclosed.
For more detailed information, search Dow Jones Newswires using the code N/REF.
Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
BP Texas City, 475.0 FCCU No. 3 restarted on June 5 June 5
TX after shutting down unplanned
during the restart process on
May 24. The unit was returning
from 5 months of maintenance.
Citgo Corpus 165.0 Amine system upset on June 8
Christi, TX caused SRU trains to shut down.
No other details provided -Filing
Delek Tyler, TX 62.0 Coker unit compressor upset
resulted in emissions at
FCCU flare on June 8 - filing.
Status of operations unclear.
Motiva Port Arthur 600.0 Newly-commissioned 325,000-b/d June 9
TX crude unit shut stabilized on
June 9 after combustion occurred
during start-up. Unit shut on
June 4 to repair leaking valves.
Suncor Commerce 94.0 FCCU down because of problem
City, CO. with compressor. No restart date
Phillips Rodeo, CA 76.0 Recent maintenance has been
66 concluded the co. said on June
5. Flaring due to restart of
unspecified unit was reported
on May 31.
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
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-
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
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
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
Valero Port Arthur 325.0 Hydrocracker project will pro- 2012
TX ceed and be completed in late
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
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
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.
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
Jun 8-11; 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 Several units will be shut for
Mobil CA planned maintenance, including
hydrogen, coker and pretreater
starting June 4. Work will take
several weeks to complete, the
co. said on June 4.
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
Tesoro Martinez 166.0 Hydrocracker has been shut for May 11-
CA two weeks of maintenance, traders 13
said on May 2.
Tesoro Wilmington 97.0 Planned maintenance underway at
CA unspecified units, the co. said
on June 6. No restart estimate.