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Charles Randall

<Here Few updates DJ Refinery outages for Sept just out 9/6 (most rest table seemed same – just headline adds seemed diff vs 9/2 one I just posted). Most new adds were in some emails/news alerts already forwarded – but few like COP Alliance & ect are recent items. Charlie R>


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.

Sunoco, Inc. (SUN) on Sep. 6 said it will exit the refining industry and will idle main processing units at its east coast refineries by July 2012 if a buyer isn’t found by then. Converting the properties into a terminal/storage facility is under consideration.

ValeroEnergy Corp. (VLO) on Sep. 6 said upsets over the weekend at its St. Charles oil refinery in Norco, La., had no material impact on production.

ConocoPhillips(COP) on Sep. 5 experienced an equipment malfunction at its Alliance refinery in Belle Chasse, La. The refinery was operating at very low rates at that time due to Tropical Storm Lee. No further details were provided.

Sinclair Oil Corp.’s Wyoming refinery is operating at reduced rates following two separate fires at the plant’s crude processing unit on Sep. 2 and Sep. 3. Repairs and damage assessments underway, the co. said on Sep. 6.

ExxonMobil (XOM) said an electrical power supply failure at its Joliet refinery in Channahon, Ill., on Sep. 3 caused emissions and flaring.

Flint Hills Resources on Sep. 3 reported a second emissions and flaring event, due to the second power disruption in as many days at its oil refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas. Equipment failure at Substation No. 3 on Sep. 3 resulted in a loss of power that caused an unscheduled shutdown of the West Refinery. On Sept 2 a transformer outage and loss of power affected operations at the Mid-Plant Complex and SRU No. 3.

ConocoPhillips’ Bayway refinery in Linden, N.J. resumed production on Sep. 2 after shutting down ahead of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene on August 27.

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