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By Bill Murray and Nidaa Bakhsh
Oct. 2, 2007 (Bloomberg) — Following is a table of scheduled and unplanned refinery shutdowns, new plants and capacity expansions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The symbol + signifies an unplanned halt.

 
Refinery             Date    Shutdown  Capacity  Unit/Reason

Latest information:

Neste Porvoo         Week of  partial   196,000  Start of
    Finland         Sept. 17                    operations
                                                end of first
                                                week of October

Total Gonfreville    Sept. 3  partial   326,000  Output cut by
    France                                      one-third
                                                during
                                                6-week
                                                maintenance

Previous information:

2007

THIRD-QUARTER START

Sohar Refinery Co.   July-    partial   116,400  Planned
    Oman            Aug.                        maintenance

Preem Gothenburg     July     partial   115,000  Ran at 75%
    Sweden                                      output on
                                                negative
                                                refining
                                                margins.
                                                Boosted output
                                                to 95% mid-Aug.

Total Vlissingen     July-    partial   140,000  Increased
    Netherlands     Aug.                        output Aug. 14
                                                after cutting
                                                rates on
                                                negative
                                                refining
                                                margins

Cepsa Huelva         July     partial    98,000  Visbreaker
     Spain                                       work completed
                                                July 26

+Exxon Fawley        July 25  full      300,000  Fire at steam
      U.K.                                      plant.
                                                Restarted
                                                Aug. 3

+PetroSA Mossel Bay  July 31- full       40,000  Shut after
    South Africa    Aug. 13                     strike.
                                                Returned to
                                                full output
                                                Aug 13.

Tamoil SA Cremona    Aug. 9   partial    84,000  Cut rates
    Italy                                       10% on
                                                refining
                                                margins.

+TNK-BP Lisichansk   Aug. 14  full      320,000  Refinery shut
    Ukraine                                     units after
                                                power failure.
                                                Returned to
                                                service Aug. 27

ConocoPhillips       Aug.     full      260,000  Resumed
    Wilhelmshaven                               production
    Germany                                     Aug. 31 after
                                                shutdown
                                                Aug. 4 on
                                                negative
                                                refining
                                                margins

Preem Lysekil        Sept. 3  full      210,000  Planned
    Sweden          -Oct. 10                    maintenance
                                                for 6 weeks

Indeni Refining Co.  Sept.   partial    23,750   30-day
    Ndola Zambia                                planned
                                                Shutdown

Neste Porvoo         Week of  partial   196,000  Start of
    Finland         Sept. 17                    operations
                                                end of first
                                                week of
                                                October

NNPC Kaduna          Sept.    full      110,000  Planned Sept.
    Nigeria                                     start postponed
                                                several months.
                                                Militant
                                                attacks closed
                                                plant in
                                                Feb. 2006

NNPC Warri           Sept.    full      125,000  Proposed start
    Nigeria                                     postponed.
                                                Militant
                                                attacks closed
                                                plant Feb. 2006

INA Rijeka           3Q       partial   100,000
    Croatia

Repsol Bilbao        3Q       partial   220,000  Scheduled
    Spain                                       maintenance

PKN Orlen Plock      3Q       partial   253,000  Hydro-
    Poland                                      desulfur

Statoil Kalundborg   3Q       partial   110,000  Increase
    Denmark                                     diesel, fuel-
                                                oil output.
                                                Postponed until
                                                November

Saras Sarroch        3Q       partial   301,000  Hydrocracker
    Italy                                       maintenance
                                                completed end
                                                July

+BP/Shell Durban     Aug. 3-  full      180,000  Shut down
    South Africa    Aug. 15                     amid labor
                                                strike. Fully
                                                operational
                                                Aug. 15

Total Gonfreville    Sept. 3  partial   326,000  Output cut by
    France                                      one-third
                                                 during
                                                6-week
                                                maintenance

Unipetrol Litvinov   Aug. 29- full      100,000  Upgrade of
    Czech Republic  Oct. 7                      hydrocracker
                                                unit; 6-week
                                                steam-cracker
                                                maintenance

AB Mazeikiu Nafta    Sept. 22  full     200,000  Shut down for
    Lithuania       – early                     maintenance
                    Nov.

Preem Gothenburg     Sept.    partial   115,000  Cut rates to
    Sweden                                      85% output on
                                                negative
                                                refining
                                                margins

OAO Mozyr Oil        Sept.    partial   200,000  Catalytic
    Belarus         10-                         cracking unit
                    mid-Oct                     shut until Nov.
                                                5. Crude unit
                                                down until mid-
                                                Oct

+Exxon Fawley        Sept. 12 partial   300,000  Units returned
    U.K.                                        to service
                                                 Sept.
                                                13 after power
                                                cut

Eni Porto Marghera   Sept. 26 partial    70,000  Started Sept.
                                                27
    Italy                                       after several
                                                units shut on
                                                heavy rain

Galp Oporto          Sept. 29 full       90,000  Shut down for
    Portugal                                    45 days

FOURTH-QUARTER START

Repsol Puertollano   Oct.     full      140,000  Shut down for
    Spain                                       4 to 6 weeks

OAO Moscow Oil       Oct.     full      240,000  Planned
    Russia                                      maintenance to
                                                increase
                                                gasoline
                                                output by
                                                7.5 percent

Petrom Petrobrazi    4Q       full               2-week
    Romania                                     shutdown to
                                                tie in diesel
                                                hydro-treater

Lukoil Bourgas       4Q       partial   140,000  Crude
    Bulgaria                                    distillation

OMV Burghausen       4Q       partial    68,000  6-week
    Germany                                     shutdown.
                                                Cracker
                                                expansion

Cepsa Algeciras      Dec.     partial   223,000  Visbreaker
     Spain                                       12 days

Cepsa Huelva         Dec.     partial    98,000  Visbreaker
     Spain                                       7 days

Saras Sarroch        4Q       partial   301,000  Crude-
    Italy                                       distillation
                                                topping unit
                                                maintenance

2008 START

Hellenic Elefsis     1Q       partial   100,000  15-day shutdown
    Greece                                      for maintenance

Sasol Ras Laffan     Feb.     partial   34,000   Maintenance to
    Qatar                                       last 28 days

Statoil Mongstad     Sept.-   full      201,000  6-week
    Norway          Oct.                        maintenance
                                                Crude
                                                processing
                                                units down
                                                for 2 weeks

Petrom Constanta     2H       partial            New LPG unit
    Romania

Galp Sines           3Q       full      220,000
    Portugal

Chevron Pembroke     3Q-4Q    partial   210,000  Fluid catalytic
    Wales                                       cracking unit
                                                to be shut down
                                                for six weeks

Tupras, Izmit        4Q       partial            New fluid
    Turkey                                      catalytic
                                                cracker

Petronas Durban      Oct.     partial   125,000  1-month
    South Africa                                maintenance

Petro SA Mossel Bay  Dec.     partial    40,000  1 train down
     South Africa                               for routine
                                                maintenance

BP Castellon         4Q       partial    20,000  New coker
     Spain                                       unit. Start-up
                                                end 2008

Oil Refineries                partial   180,000  Crude
    Haifa, Israel                               distillation,
                                                naphtha,
                                                gasoil,
                                                jet fuel

2009 START

Petroplus Cressier            partial    68,000  Scheduled
    Switzerland                                 maintenance

Agip Petroli Milan   Feb.     partial   160,000  Gasoil hydro-
     Italy                                      desulfurization
                                                output to rise
                                                by 12,000 b/d

PKN Orlen Plock      2Q       partial   253,000  New diesel unit
     Poland

Motor Oil Agioi      2Q       full       60,000  New crude-
Theodoroi                                        distillation
    Greece                                      unit

Grupa Lotos Gdansk   1H       full       92,000  Shut down for
    Poland                                      more than 1
                                                month for
                                                upgrades

Total Immingham      1H       partial   220,000  New low-sulfur
    U.K.                                        diesel facility

Oil Refineries Haifa 1H       partial   180,000  $50 million
    Israel                                      investment to
                                                upgrade crude
                                                unit to use
                                                heavier grades

AB Mazeikiu Nafta             full      200,000  To be shut at
    Lithuania                                   least 30 days
                                                Fluid cracker
                                                output to rise
                                                by a third

Saudi Aramco Shell   3Q                 305,000  Low-sulfur
    Jubail                                      diesel unit
    Saudi Arabia

Cepsa Huelva         4Q       full       90,000  New crude-
    Spain                                       distillation
                                                unit. Cepsa to
                                                nearly double
                                                capacity by
                                                2011

Hellenic Aspropygos  4Q       full      140,000  1-month
    Greece                                      shutdown
                                                for maintenance

Total Leuna          4Q       partial   212,000  New
    Germany                                     desulfurization
                                                Unit

Tatneft Nizhnekhamsk 2009     full      140,000  Start-up of new

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