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 partial restart of Alon USA's 68,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Bakersfield, Calif., wsa made June 29, according to marketers and traders doing business with the refinery. The on again and off again refinery ran the hydrocracker for three days in May, before going down and restarting the unit earlier this week with diesel for sale.
A compressor problem at Shell Oil Co's 157,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Martinez, Calif., caused flaring at the facility on June 28, according to traders doing business with the company. It wasn't known which refinery units were affected.
Motiva Enterprises LLC reported unspecified equipment failure June 30 at its 235,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Convent, La., according to a public filing.
Chevron reported a unspecified unit shutdown at its 330,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Pascagoula, Miss., on June 30, according to a government filing.
Monroe Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Airlines, will begin an extensive turnaround at it's 185,000 barrel-a-day Trainer refinery near Philadelphia, on July 4, according to trader's familiar with the plants operation. The recently purchased refinery is expected to be running at normal rates by September.
A planned 10 day flaring event has been scheduled at ExxonMobil's 155,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Torrance, Calif., from June 24 through July 4, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management Districe. The company had scheduled maintenance on a coker, pre-treater and hydrogen unit from June 4, through June 13.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Suncor Commerce 94.0 FCCU down because of problem
City, CO. with compressor. No restart date
Husky Saskatchewan Major turnaround to take place Spring
Refinery in spring of 2013. Plant-wide 2013
shutdown for inspection and
Monroe Trainer, PA 185.0 Delta Airlines subsidiary buys
Energy refinery in April, plans turnaround
through summer. Startup planned in
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 Planned turnaround maintenance
at unspecified units completed
the co. said on June 12. The
turnaround began at the end of
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.