Refinery Status: Tesoro to Convert Hawaii Refinery to Terminal

Date : 01/09/2013 @ 12:57PM
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Refinery Status: Tesoro to Convert Hawaii Refinery to Terminal

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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.

Tesoro Corp. (TSO) on Tuesday said it will stop producing fuel at its refinery in Kapolei, Hawaii, and convert the facility to an import, storage and distribution terminal since it has been unable to sell the facility since January 2012. The conversion is expected to occur in April.

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) on Tuesday said the FCCU and alkylation unit at its Los Angeles-area refinery remain shuttered while work to repair a leak at the plant's alkylation unit continues. The units were taken out of service on Dec. 22 when the leak was discovered, the company said.

Motiva Enterprises on Monday said the restart of the 325,000 barrel-a-day crude unit refinery expansion at its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery was halted when a leak was discovered the day before. It was the third restart attempt in 30 days and followed six months of repairs for a chemical leak. The company still expects the unit to be fully operational early this year.

BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) on Sunday began five weeks of planned maintenance at its Carson, Calif. The FCCU and alkylation unit are among the units slated for work. The flaring may be visible 6 for approximately 10 days from the start of the work, a filing to California state regulators said.

Chevron (CVX) on Jan. 15 will begin turnaround maintenance at its El Segundo, Calif., refinery's FCCU and alkylation unit, traders doing business with the company said. The duration of the turnaround wasn't known.

Tesoro Corp. on Jan. 3 said it will shut a FCCU, alkylation unit and hydrotreater at its Wilmington, Calif., refinery for turnaround maintenance according to traders doing business with the refinery. The duration of the turnaround wasn't known.

Monroe Energy, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines Inc. on Dec. 30 shut a fluid catalytic cracker at it refinery in Trainer, Pennsylvania, according to a jet fuel trader. The unit may be down for almost two weeks.

Motiva Enterprises LLC said Dec. 29 a wet gas compressor at its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery experienced an emergency shutdown and charge rates were reduced to help stabilize operations for its restart, a filing to Texas regulators said.

Chevron Corp. on Dec. 27 said it had received permits to proceed with needed repairs to its Richmond, Calif., refinery to bring the facility back to full production after an August fire. A spokesman said these were the last significant outstanding permits. The company still expects the repair process to be completed in the first quarter of 2013.

A unit of a Borger, Texas, refinery was undergoing maintenance from Dec. 25 to Jan. 8, according to a filing with state pollution regulators. Work is scheduled to be done on fluid catalytic cracker electrostatic precipitators. The Borger refinery, a joint venture between Phillips 66 (PSX) and Cenovus Energy, has a capacity of 146,000 barrels a day.

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 
 
Monroe   Trainer       185.0  FCCU shut Dec. 30 for two weeks 
Energy   PA 
 
 
GULF COAST 
 
Motiva  Port Arthur    325.0  Expansion project CDU shut Jan. 
        TX                    6 when leak was discovered halt- 
                              ing third restart attempt in 30 
                              days. Unit still expected to be 
                              operational early in 2013, the 
                              company said. Shut in May after 
                              initial startup due to corrosion 
                              issue. 
MIDWEST 
 
 
ROCKIES 
 
WEST COAST 
 
Valero   Wilmington    135.0  FCCU, alkylation unit still shut    NA 
Energy   CA                   to repair leak at alky unit, the 
                              co. said Jan. 8. The units were 
                              shut Dec. 22. No restart estimate. 
 
PLANNED 
 
CANADA 
 
Husky    Saskatchewan         Major turnaround to take place     Spring 
                              in spring of 2013. Plant-wide      2013 
Energy                        shutdown is planned for inspec- 
                              tion and equipment repairs. 
 
CARIBBEAN 
 
Valero   Aruba                Refinery will be converted to a 
                              terminal while the company con- 
                              tinues to seek a buyer, the 
                              company said Sept. 4. 
 
EAST COAST 
 
Sunoco   Marcus Hook   190.0  Plant shuttered in December 2011 
                              due to poor refining economics. It 
                              will reopen to process Marcellus 
                              shale the company said. 
 
 
GULF COAST 
 
 
MIDWEST 
 
Exxon    Joliet        238.6  Flaring reported Dec. 26 as un-    Dec. 26 
         IL                   specified unit restarted from 
                              unplanned maintenance. 
 
ROCKIES 
 
WEST COAST 
 
 
 
 
Chevron  Richmond      230.0  Richmond City Council on Nov.      1Q 2013 
         CA                   20 asked Chevron to delay CDU No. 
                              4 repairs until the investiga- 
                              tion into the cause of the Aug. 
                              6 fire is complete. The refinery 
                              has been at reduced rates since 
                              then. No other units were affect- the 
                              ed by the fire. The CDU restart 
                              is on target for 1Q 2013. 
 
Valero   Wilmington    135.0  FCCU, Alkylation Unit remain shut 
         CA                   while work to repair leak contin- 
                              ues the co. said on Jan. 8. The 
                              units were taken out of service 
                              on Dec. 22 when leak was discover- 
                              ed. No restart estimate. 
 
PLANNED 
 
CANADA 
 
Husky    Saskatchewan         Major turnaround to take place     Spring 
                              in spring of 2013. Plant-wide      2013 
                              shutdown is planned for inspec- 
                              tion and equipment repairs. 
 
CARIBBEAN 
 
Valero   Aruba                Refinery will be converted to a 
                              terminal while the company con- 
                              tinues to seek a buyer, the company 
                              said on Sept. 4. 
 
EAST COAST 
 
Sunoco   Marcus Hook   190.0  Plant shuttered in December 2011 due 
                              to poor refining economics will 
                              be reopened to process Marcellus 
                              shale the company said on Nov. 8. 
 
 
GULF COAST 
 
Phillips Borger        146.0  Unit 40 FCC electrostatic pre-     Jan. 8 
66       TX                   cipitators scheduled for main- 
                              tenance Dec. 25-Jan. 8. 
 
Valero   Corpus        200.0  FCC will be shut for six weeks     Feb/Mar 
         Christi, TX          turnaround maintenance starting    2013 
                              in January, the company said Oct. 
                              30. 
 
Valero   Sunray   TX   170.0  Four weeks of work on the crude    March, 2013 
McKee                         unit to begin in March 2013, 
                              the company said Oct. 30. 
 
Valero   Norco         185.0  Hydrocracker project will          1st Q 
                              finish in first quarter of 2013    2013 
                              and start operating in the 
                              second quarter, the co. said 
                              on Oct. 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- Late 
         TX                   ceed and be completed in late 2012 
                              2012. Unit startup is underway Dec. 
                              7. 
 
Valero   Texas City    225.0  FCCU maintenance for 8 weeks       March 
         TX                   will begin in January 2013         2013 
                              company said on Oct. 30. 
 
 
Western  El Paso       122.0  Company will perform turnaround 
         TX                   on north side of refinery 
                              starting in February. 
 
MIDWEST 
 
BP       Whiting       336.0  Largest of 3 CDUs will soon shut   2nd Half 
         IN                   for replacement the company said   2013 
                              on Oct. 31 as part of major expan- 
                              sion project. Completion on track 
                              for second-half 2013. 
 
 
CVR      Coffeyville   115.7  Planned maintenance underway as 
Energy   KS                   of Dec. 2. Scope and length of 
                              maintenance unknown. 
 
Holly    Tulsa         125.0  The entire refinery will be shut   Late 
Frontier OK                   while West Plant section under-    2012 
                              goes major turnaround maintenance 
                              in late 2012, the company said on 
                              Aug. 5, 2011. 
 
Holly    El Dorado     139.0  Coker unit undergoing maintenance 
Frontier KS                   until further notice, traders said 
                              on Sept. 14. No significant impact 
                              to production is expected. 
 
Husky    Lima          160.0  15-day maintenance planned at 4Q 

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                              diesel hydrotreater; 29 days at 2012 
                              aromatics unit, set for 4Q 2012, 
                              the company said on Feb. 9. 
 
                              New 20,000-b/d kerosene hydro- 1stH 
                              treater will start up in first 2013 
                              half 2013, to company said Feb. 9. 
 
                              45 days of major turnaround 
                              scheduled in 2014; 70% of units 
                              involved. Remaining 30% will under 
                              go major turnaround in 2015, the 
                              company said Feb. 9. 
 
 
ROCKIES 
 
WEST COAST 
 
BP       Carson        266.0  FCCU and Alkylation shut Jan. 6    Feb. 10 
         CA                   for five weeks planned maint- 
                              enance - filing. 
Chevron  El Segundo    266.0  FCCU and Alkylation unit will 
         CA                   shut Jan. 15 for maintenance - 
                              Traders. 
 
Tesoro   Kapolei        94.0  Refinery will stop production 
         HI                   and convert the facility to a 
                              storage, import and distribu- 
                              tion terminal by April. 
 
Tesoro   Wilmington    100.0  FCC, Alky and Hydrotreater coming 
         CA                   down beginning Jan. 3 - Traders. 
 

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