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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.
    An ultracracker unit at BP’s (BP) Texas City, Texas, refinery will be restarted sometime this week, a person familiar with operations at the plant said Tuesday. The unit was taken out of service on Nov. 26 owing to a compressor problem.
    Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) said Monday that scheduled plant-wide maintenance began over the weekend at its Paulsboro, N.J., refinery, starting with the key gasoline-making FCCU. All units will be shut over the coming weeks with the restart seen in mid-January.
    Husky Energy Inc. (HUSKF, HSE.T) said Monday that its refinery in Lima, Ohio, was ramping toward normal rates after shutting down Oct. 1 for major turnaround maintenance. An isocracker unit at the plant remains shuttered due to a minor fire last week. Repairs should be completed within two weeks and crude throughput will not be affected by the unit’s shutdown.
    Valero Energy Corp. Monday said the third coker unit module at its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery was returned to service over the weekend and that the unit was moving toward normal processing rates. Three modules, each containing two drums, were shuttered mid-November to repair cracks; two of the module were returned to service earlier.  Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
    (in 000s bbl/day

    BP Texas City 455.8 Ultracracker shuttered Nov By Dec 5
    TX 26 owing to a compressor
    failure. Unit expected to
    restart by Dec 5.
    Valero Port Arthur 310.0 Third coker unit module re Nov. 28/29
    TX started Nov 28/29. Three modules
    were shut Nov 18 to repair cracks.
    Husky Lima, OH 160.0 Minor fire damages isocracker Dec. 14
    on Nov. 21. Repairs to be com-
    pleted within two weeks from
    Nov 30.

    Valero Aruba 235.0 The refinery that was shut
    in June for 2-3 months for
    economic reasons is being
    closed indefinitely.

    Sunoco Westville, NJ 145.0 Idling all refining Mid-Nov
    operations indefinitely due
    to poor economics
    , Co. said
    Oct. 6. It will take 4-6
    weeks to work through crude
    stocks to shut down.
    Reformer unit shut in Girard n/a
    Point section in early Oct
    for economic reasons. Shutdown
    to last 1-6 months.
    Valero Delaware City 210.0 Plant to be permanently shut due
    DE to poor economics, announced
    Nov. 20. Delaware Official said
    it would be shut on Nov. 22.
    Valero Paulsboro 185.0 Plant-wide scheduled maintenance mid-Jan.
    NJ began Nov. 28/29 starting at the
    Western Yorktown 64.5 Planned work scheduled 1Q 2010.
    Frontier Kansas 130.0 Extended FCCU work by several
    days will reduce charge
    rates to 76,000 bbls/day from
    81,500 bbls/day.
    Husky Lima, OH 160.0 Plant restarting following Nov. 20
    planned maintenance; at
    120,000 b/d on Nov. 30.
    Western Bloomfield, 16.8 Co. announced plans Nov. 9
    NM to idle plant and shift
    production to Gallup plant.
    Tesoro Salt Lake City, 58.0 Planned turnaround in 2010;
    Utah no timetable disclosed.
    Tesoro Mandan, N.D. 58.0 Planned turnaround in 2010;
    no timetable disclosed.
    Alon Krotz Springs 80.0 Plantwide turnaround starts Nov. Dec.
    LA. in Nov.
    Chevron Pascagoula, 330.0 Pre-commercial heavy oil 2010
    Miss. conversion project delayed
    from 2008 to 2010 due to
    economic factors.
    Exxon Baytown 572.5 FCCU No. 3 shut Sep 15 for Nov 24
    TX planned maintenance. Re-
    started on Nov. 24.
    Flint Corpus 288.1 $250 mln project for new Spr
    Hills Christi, TX diesel desulfurization, 2010
    sulfur recovery unit to begin
    in Fall 2008. Construction
    to last 18 months.
    Marathon Garyville 245.0 Project to increase crude oil 4Q
    LA refining capacity by 180,000- 2009
    b/d 85% complete, as of end
    April. New units expected
    start up in 4Q 2009. Entire
    refinery reaches full capacity 2Q’10
    Motiva Port Arthur 285.0 Expansion project to increase 1Q
    TX throughput capacity by 325,000 2012
    b/d, to 610,000-b/d, slowed.
    Completion now seen 1Q
    2012, from 2010.
    Valero Corpus 340.0 Coker unit shutdown for econo- n/a
    Christi, TX mic reasons and planned work;
    delayed to June 19 from June
    12. The 20,000-b/d unit will
    remain off line through July
    but could restart at any time
    if margins improve.
    20,000-b/d FCCU in East n/a
    Plant shut; West Plant
    50,000-b/d FCCU at reduced
    rates since mid-Dec for
    economic reasons.
    15,000-b/d HCU in East Plant
    set for 18 days of work in Jan.
    36,000-b/d HCU in West Plant
    sent for 18 days of work in Feb.
    Restarting West Plant Tank 67
    after maintenance, Nov. 12-13.
    Valero Norco, LA 250.0 Upgrade project to build 2012
    a new diesel hydrotreater
    unit moved from 2010 to
    4Q 2012.
    Turnaround at crude/ coker unit 1Q
    set for 36 days in Jan.
    Entire Plant
    to be shut for work.
    The coker will operate at
    50% of capacity when
    restarted due to poor
    Valero Port Arthur 325.0 77,000-b/d FCCU at reduced n/a
    TX rates since mid-Dec for
    economic reasons.
    45,000 b/d HCU to undergo Spring
    38 days of work in March.
    Valero Sunray, TX 170.0 55,000-b/d FCCU at reduced n/a
    rates since mid-Dec for
    economic reasons.
    Western El Paso, TX 29.5 Planned work at south side of
    plant, including crude unit
    and FCCU in Jan for 20 days.
    Tesoro Golden Eagle 166.0 40 days of work, including FCCU, Feb.
    alky starting Jan. 8
    Tesoro Oahu, HI 94.0 Planned turnaround in 2010;
    no timetable disclosed.

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