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 planned flaring event will take place on July 24 and July 25, at ExxonMobil's 152,000 barrel-a-day Torrance, Calif., refinery, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Traders indicated the flaring was the result of units being restarted.
A fire in a crude unit exchanger took place at Valero's 137,000 barrel-a-day Meraux, Louisiana, refinery on July 22, and forced the shut down of the entire refinery, according to company spokesman Bill Day. It wasn't know how long the refinery woult be out of operation.
An equipment malfunction took place on July 20, at ExxonMobil's 238,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Joliet, Illinois, according to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. It wasn't known which unit was affected.
Traders appeared confused about the status of a fluid catalytic cracker at Sunoco's 338,000 barrel-a-day Philadelphia refinery, but best indications from traders was the unit came down on July 23. An earlier report had the unit in restart on July 20. In addition, an exchanger on an alkylation unit was taken out of service on July 18.
Flint Hills Resources will bring down a light olefins unit at it's Port Arthur, Texas, refinery on July 23, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The unit will be down for maintenance until July 30.
A flaring event is scheduled to take place from July 22, through July 25, at Phillips 66 140,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Wilmington, Calif., according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Traders gave firm indications regarding the restart of some refining units.
Valero's 147,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, was running at planned rates on July 20 after a couple of days of planned maintenance on a so-called light ends unit, according to company spokesman Bill Day.
A flaring event was roported on July 19 at Lyondell Basell's refinery in Houston, Texas.
The restart of a new crude unit at Motiva Enterprise's 600,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, will be delayed until early 2013, after being taken out of service on June 24, due to an accidental corrosive incident, according to trading sources doing business with the company.
Phillips 66 completed maintenance work on July 19 at it's 200,000 barrel-a-day Ponca City, Oklahoma, refinery on July 19, according to traders doing business with the refinery. Planned maintenance began on July 10.
Maintenance work at Phillips 66 140,000 barrel-a-day Wilmington, Calif., refinery was completed on July 19, according to marketers and trades doing business with the company. Planned maintenance began on July 9, resulting in the shut down of the hydrogen plant.
A compressor leak was discovered at Flint Hills Resources refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, on July 18, according to the Texas Comission on Environmental Quality. The leak resulted in the take down of a gasoline hydrogenation unit.
A compressor at Alon USA Energy's 68,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Big Spring, Texas, was taken out of service on July 16, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The compressor, which lead to a crude unit, is undergoing maintenance.
Refining units were back on line July 18, at Citgo's 164,000 barrel-a-day Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery, according to traders ding buisness with the refinery. Units were affected by a cooling unit leak and a flash fire late July 16.
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.
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Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
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
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
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
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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
Tesoro Wilmington 97.0 Planned maintenance underway at
CA unspecified units, the co. said
on June 6. No restart estimate.
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