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 fire that broke out at around 6:15 p.m. PDT on Aug 6 at Chevron Corp.'s (CVX) crude distillation unit No. 4 is out and the unit is shut. The company declined to comment on the status of operations at other parts of the plant.
PBF Energy said equipment malfunction on Aug. 6 at its Delaware City refinery in Delaware caused an emissions release of sulfur dioxide. No further information was provided in the filing to environmental regulators.
Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) on Aug. 6 said its Benicia, Calif., refinery FCCU is on track to reach normal rate by mid-August. The unit began the process of restarting on Aug. 6; it was shut on July 26 for unplanned repair to an associated compressor.
BP PLC (BP) on Aug. 2 reported a planned flare event not associated with equipment breakdown at its Carson refinery in Calif. Flaring could begin on Aug. 4 and continue through Aug. 20, a filing to regulators said.
A diesel hydrotreater at HollyFrontier Corp's (HEP) Tulsa East refinery in Oklahoma was shut on Aug. 2 after an early morning fire. The company is in the process of assessing the damage and impact to operations. The Tulsa West facility was not affected by the fire, a spokeswoman said.
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Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
PBF Delaware 190.0 Equipment malfunction on Aug.
Energy DE 6 caused emissions; no further
Sunoco Phila. PA 330.0 868 FCCU in restart on July 31,
a person familiar with ops at
the plant said. Not clear if 869
Alkylation unit will restart.
Both were shut for repair on
Holly Tulsa, OK 125.0 Fire at Tulsa East facility
Frontier shut diesel hydrotreater on
Aug. 2. Damage assessment under
way, the co. said.
Motiva Port Arthur 600.0 Newly commissioned 325,000-b/d Early
TX CDU was shut by a small fire 2013
over the Jun 9-10 weekend. Re-
start seen in early 2013; lengthy
repairs needed to correct cor-
rosive issue at new equipment.
Citgo Lemont, IL 167.0 FCCU seen restarting within the July
week starting July 29; it was 30-
shut on July 28 for repair, the Aug 3.
Co. said on July 30.
Refinery operations are being
affected by Enbridge crude oil
pipeline shutdown since July 27,
the Co. said on July 30.
Valero Benicia, CA 170.0 FCCU shut on July 26 for un- Mid-
Energy planned compressor repairs be- Aug.
gan the process of restarting
on Aug. 6. Planned rate expected
by mid-August, the Co. said.
Chevron Richmond, 245.0 CDU No. 4 is shut after Aug 6 CA
CA fire. The co declined to
comment on the status of other
operations at the refinery.
Compressor failure at unspe-
cified unit resulted in flaring
on Aug 1; a filing said. No
other details were provided in
a filing to regulators.
Husky Saskatchewan Major turnaround to take place Spring
Refinery in spring of 2013. Plant-wide 2013
shutdown for inspection and
Valero Aruba Refinery still up for sale, the
Co. said on July 31, 2012.
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 2012.
Sunoco Philadelphia 335.0 Energy Partners buys Sunoco Inc.; 4Q
PA deal to close 4Q 2012. 2012
Sunoco Marcus Hook 190.0 Marcus Hook shut Dec. 1 ahead of
schedule due to poor refining
Valero Houston, TX 160.0 Eight weeks of maintenance set Oct/Nov
to begin in Sept. 2012 at FCCU. 2012
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- Late
TX ceed and be completed in late 2012
BP Whiting, IN 336.0 Largest of 3 CDUs will shut in 2nd-
4Q 2012 for expansion project, Half
the Co. said July 31. Project 2013
completion set 2nd-half 3013.
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 30-day maintenance will begin Sept
Energy in Sept. the Co. said on July 24. 2012
Scope of work not disclosed.
15-day maintenance planned at 4Q
diesel hydrotreater; 29-days at 2012
aromatics unit, set for 4Q 2012,
the Co. said 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.
Tesoro Mandan, ND 58.0 Total crude-oil processing capa- 2nd Q
city to increase by 17% to 2012
68,000-b/d by 2nd quarter 2012.
BP PLC Carson, CA 265.0 Planned flaring event will Aug 20
start on Aug. 4 through Aug. 20,
the co. said in a filing on Aug.
2. The event isn't due to equip-
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