Refinery Status: Petrobras Refinery In Process Of Restart

Date : 07/18/2012 @ 6:05PM
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Refinery Status: Petrobras Refinery In Process Of Restart

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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.

Petrobras 103,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Pasadena, Texas was in the process of restarting on July 18 after a July 17, shutdown following a power outage caused by adverse weather conditions, according to traders doing business with the refiner

A power outage caused by adverse weather conditions forced the temporary shutdown of Petrobras 103,000 barrel-a-day Pasadena, Texas, refinery on July 17, according to local reports.

A sulfur recovery unit at Shell's 148,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Anacortes, Washington, was back on line July 17 after being taken out of service on July 8, according to traders doing business in the Pacific Northwest. As a result of the downtime and maintenance on the Olympic Pipeline, spot gasoline differentials were ups stantially over the previous six business days.

A sulfur recovery unit was upset early afternoon on July 17 at Valero's 170,000 barrel-a-day McKee refinery in Sunray, Texas, according to the Texas Commission on Envoronmental Quality

A fluid catalytic cracker was back in service on July 17 at Tesoro's 105,000 barrel-a-day Wilmington, Calif., refinery, according to traders and marketers doing business with the company. The unit was taken of service on June 11. It wasn't know if a delayed coking unit, tken out of service on July 9, was also back in service.

In addition to an earlier reported cooling unit leak, Citgo's 165,000 barrel-a-day Corpus Christi, Texas refinery had a flash fire on July 16, according to local media reports.

Crude and coker units were in the process of coming back on line July 17, at the 207,000 barrel-a-day Marathon Petroleum refinery in Robinson, Illinois, according to traders doing business with the company. The units were taken out of service on June 8, for maintenance turnaround work.

A compressor leading to a crude unit at Alon USA Energy's 67,000 barrel a day refinery in Big Spring, Texas, was upset the afternoon of July 16, according to the Texas Commisssion on Environmental Quality. Normal operations were achieved in less than one hour, the Comission said.

A hydrocracker was back in service on July 17 at ExxonMobil's 345,000 barrel-a-day Beaumont, Texas refinery, according to traders doine business with the company. The campany had reported unplanned maintenance on July 11.

A cooling unit malfunction at Citgo's 166,000 barrel-a-day Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery took place the afternoon of July 15, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The event was described as a tube leak adjacent to a fluid catalytic cracker, but it wasn't know to what extent the unit was affected.

Planned maintenance has been completed on a fluid catalytic cracker and a coker at Phillips 66 248,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Sweeny, Texas, traders and marketers doing business with the refinery said.

A flaring event took place on July 15 at ExxonMobil's 240,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Joliet, Ilinois, according to the National Response Center. The event was caused by the overpressuring of some equipment and lasted for less than one-half hour, the NRC said.

A flaring event is scheduled to take place at ExxonMobil's 152,000 barrel-a-day Torrance, Calif., Refinery from late evening July 15 until midnight July 16, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. A spate of problems have been evident at the refinery this month, resulting in a substantial increase int he spot price of gasoline in the Los Angeles basin.

A flaring event on July 14 at Phillips 66 140,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Wilmington, Calif., signaled the restart of a unit, according to a California Emergency Management Agency Hazardous Materials Spill Report.

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

Operator   Refinery    Capacity   Description                   Restart 
                       (in 000s 
Phillips  Ponca City,  198.4  Maintenance being done 
   66       Okla.             on unspecified units. 
CVR Energy Wynnewood, 
Exxon      Beaumont,   344.5  Unplanned work on unspecified 
 Mobil       Texas            units. 
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. 
Husky    Lima, OH      155.0  Planned maintenace started on July 
                              16. Company said supply will not be 
                              impacted. No finishing date given. 
Husky    Saskatchewan         Major turnaround to take place     Spring 
Refinery                      in spring of 2013. Plant-wide      2013 
                              shutdown for inspection and 
                              equipment repairs. 
Monroe   Trainer, PA   185.0  Delta Airlines subsidiary buys     Late 
Energy                        refinery in April, plans turn-     Summer 
                              around through summer. Startup     2012 
                              planned in late summer. 
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- 
Phillips Belle Chasse  247.0  Refinery up for sale a Nov. 29 
66       LA                   Bloomberg News report said. 
Valero   McKee    TX   170.0  Expansion project announced 
                              March 2011 to increase crude oil 
                              throughput by 25,000 b/d to 
                              195,000 b/d. 
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 
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. 
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   Wilmington     97.0  Planned maintenance underway at 
         CA                   unspecified units, the co. said 
                              on June 6. No restart estimate. 

Copyright (c) 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

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