CORRECT: Refinery Status: Sulfur Unit Trips At HollyFrontier El Dorado, Kansas Refinery

Date : 06/19/2012 @ 6:42PM
Source : Dow Jones News
Stock : Conocophillips (COP)
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CORRECT: Refinery Status: Sulfur Unit Trips At HollyFrontier El Dorado, Kansas Refinery

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CORRECTION: The earlier Refinery Status Report at 5:39 p.m. EDT published partial garbled data.

The correct version follows:

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 sulfur unit tripped on June 18, at the 139,000 barrel-a-day HollyFrontier refinery in El Dorado, Kansas, according to a notice from the National Response Center. The duration of the hydrogen sulfide release was about one hour.

A power loss took place at Phillips 66, 260,000 barrel-a-day Westlake, LA., refinery on June 16, according to the National Response Center. The power outage was of short duration and an affected unit was restarted.

An emissions event took place on June 15 at Phillips 66, 105,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Ferndale, Wa., according to the National Response Center. The duration of the even was only one hour and no firm indications were forthcomng regarding the effect on any refinery units.

A planned flaring event is scheduled to take place at BP's 265,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Carson, Calif., from June 18 through June 25, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. No firm indication was given as to shich units will be affected.

Citgo on June 12 said planned turnaround maintenance at unspecified process units at its Lemont, Illinois, refinery had been completed. The work began at the end of April and traders doing business in the region said a crude unit was one of the units slated work.

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) on June 12 said the leak in an LPG line leading to a hydrocracker unit at its Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery had been repaired. The leak was discovered the day before and the hydrocracker continued to operate during the work, the company said.

An FCCU at Valero's Port Arthur, Texas, refinery continues to operate at a slightly reduced rate while work continues to repair associated blowers, the company said on June 12.

The smallest of three crude distillation units at BP PLC's (BP, BP.LN) Whiting, Indiana, refinery was restarted over the weekend, a source familiar with the plant said on June 11. It was taken out of service for unplanned work around June 1.

Delek US Holdings (DK) on June 11 said a malfunction at sulfur recovery unit 1 at its Tyler, Texas, refinery caused a brief period of emissions, according to a report to environmental regulators.

Motiva Enterprises'(RDSA, RDSB) newly-commissioned 325,000-barrels-a-day crude unit at it's Port Arthur, Texas, was taken out of service over the weekend for weeks, if not months, of repairs, a source familiar with operations at the plant said on June 11. The unit was commissioned into service on May 31 and shut on June 4 to repair leaking valves, the same source said at that time.

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.

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.

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.

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 
 
GULF COAST 
 
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  Malfunction at SRU 1 on Jun 11 
                              reported to regulators. Impact 
                              to operations unclear. 
                              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 
         TX                   CDU was shut by a small fire 
                              over the Jun 9-10 weekend. Re- 
                              pairs will take several weeks. 
                              The unit was restarting following 
                              a Jun 4 shutdown to repair leak- 
                              ing valves. The unit was commis- 
                              sioned on May 31. 
 
Valero   Corpus        325.0  Leak in LPG line to hydrocrack-    Jun 12 
         Christi, TX          ing unit repaired, the co. said 
                              on Jun 12. It was discovered the 
                              day before and the HDC continued 
                              to operate during the repair work. 
 
Valero   Port Arthur   310.0  FCCU operating at slightly re- 
         TX                   duced rate since June 8 to re- 
                              pair blowers, the co. said on 
                              Jun 12. 
 
 
MIDWEST 
 
BP       Whiting, IN   405.0  The smallest of 3 CDUs was re- 
                              started over the weekend, a 
                              familiar with the plant said on 
                              Jun 11. It was shut for unplan- 
                              ned work around Jun 1. 
 
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  Recent maintenance has been 
66                            concluded the co. said on June 
                              5. Flaring due to restart of 
                              unspecified unit was reported 
                              on May 31. 
 
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 
 
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 
 
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  Planned turnaround maintenance 
                              at unspecified units completed 
                              the co. said on June 12. The 
                              turnaround began at the end of 
                              April. 
 
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 
                              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 
                              not provided. 
 
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. 
 
 



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