Here is July update on North America Refinery T/A Schedules – just a few changes from June 2008 tables. But it is Still a Tough list when some new reasons downtime includes Earthquakes and Economics!
And it seems that lot unplanned S/D (not connected with fires, explosions or leaks) continue revolve around power failures, FCC units & Sulfur Units. Almost a shame for the Coking refineries to have lot power issues with today’s options for Petcoke CFB or Polygen Gasifier and today’s power & byproduct prices – also lot failures are around same group plants (Delaware, Aruba, La Gloria, Corpus, Deer Park & Houston).
But the all time poster Refinery for power failure is still Valero Delaware’s with it’s Power problems from GE (old Texaco) Gasification unit – a lot lost refinery downtime.