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    Charles Randall

    European Refinery Shutdowns, Expansions in 2008-2011 (Table)
    2008-03-31 07:15 (New York)

    By Bill Murray and Nidaa Bakhsh
         March 31 (Bloomberg) — Following is a table of scheduled
    and unplanned refinery shutdowns, new plants and capacity
    expansions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa from 2008
    through 2011. The symbol + signifies an unplanned halt.

    Refinery             Date    Shutdown  Capacity  Unit/Reason

    New information:

    +Statoil Mongstad     March  partial   200,000   Catalytic
         Norway           27-30                      cracker
                                                     after leak.

    Previous information:

    2008 START

    +Chevron Cape Town   Early    partial   107,600  Restarted
         South Africa    Feb.                        Feb. 7 after
                                                     power failure
                                                     Feb. 1

    Statoil Mongstad     Feb. 8   partial   200,000  At normal
         Norway                                      operations
                                                     after Jan. 23

    Bayernoil Ingolstadt Feb. 9   partial    18,000  Reduced output
         Germany                                     for a few hours
                                                     because of fire
                                                     in catalytic
                                                     cracking unit

    Adnoc Ruwais         Dec.     partial   140,000  Hydrocracker
         U.A.E.          -Jan.                       shut Dec. 22
                                                     for month
                                                     of maintenance

    Shell Stanlow        Feb.     partial   240,000  3-week
         U.K.                                        maintenance on

    Cepsa Gibraltar      Feb.     partial   223,000  Maintenance at
         Spain                                       115,000 b/d
                                                     crude unit for
                                                     13 days.

                                                     for six days

    Ineos Grangemouth    Feb.     partial   200,000  Delayed start
         U.K.                                        of catalytic
                                                     reformer on
                                                     high winds
                                                     after 24 days
                                                     of maintenance;
                                                     full output by
                                                     end of March

    Cepsa Huelva         Feb.     partial    98,000  Five days of
         Spain           May.                        maintenance on
                         Sept.                       visbreaker in
                                                     February; seven
                                                     days in May;
                                                     seven days
                                                     in September

    NNPC Warri           Feb. 8   full      125,000  Full output
         Nigeria                                     after militant
                                                     attack caused
                                                     shutdown Feb.
                                                     2006. Diesel
                                                     began late Jan.

    Saudi Aramco         Feb.-    partial   325,000  44,000 b/d
         Ras Tanura      March                       gasoil
       Saudi Arabia                                  hydrocracker
                                                     off line

    Statoil Kalundborg   Dec.-    partial   110,000  Maintenance
         Denmark         March                       started Dec.
                                                     27 to increase
                                                     Full output
                                                     expected by
                                                     end of March

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

    +PetroSA, Mossel Bay Feb. 27- partial    45,000  Pipeline break
         South Africa    March 7                     caused week of
                                                     repairs, cuts
                                                     in LPG and
                                                     carbon dioxide

    Ineos Lavera         Feb.-    partial   200,000  Started crude
         France          Mar. 8                      unit after five
                                                     weeks of

    PCK Schwedt          Mid-Feb. partial   240,000  Gasoline unit
       Germany           -Feb. 26                    started after

    KPC Rotterdam        Mid-Feb.    full    85,000  Four-week
         Netherlands                                 maintenance
                                                     start delayed
                                                     to end-March
                                                     on weather

    Repsol Tarragona     1Q       partial   190,000  Visbreaker
         Spain                                       maintenance
                                                     for 8 days

    Lukoil Odessa        April 7  partial    56,000  Start of new
         Ukraine                                     visbreaker
                                                     to produce
                                                     more gasoil,
                                                     instead of
                                                     heavy fuel oil

    Mol Nyrt.            1Q       partial   162,000  Maintenance

    Petroplus Cressier   1Q       partial    68,000  10 days of
         Switzerland                                 maintenance
                                                     brought forward
                                                     from 2Q

    Murphy Milford Haven March    partial   108,000  Maintenance on
         Wales                                       second
                                                     making unit

    Neste Oil Porvoo     March-   partial   196,000  Closure of
         Finland                  April                       diesel unit
                                                                       for coker

    Total Lindsey        March    partial   220,000  2-week
         U.K.                                        maintenance
                                                     on hydro-

    Total Grandpuits     March 3- partial   100,000  6-week
         France          April 18                    shutdown

    Takreer Abu Dhabi    March    full       85,000  1-month
         U.A.E.                                      maintenance

    Eni Taranto          March    partial    90,000  Maintenance
        Italy                                        for 20-40 days
                                                     inc. catalyst
                                                     change, work
                                                     on decoker,

    Neste Naantali       March    partial    54,000  Shut gasoil
         Finland         5-15                        unit to change

    +BP/Shell Durban     March 11    full   180,000  Shut after
       South Africa                                  flooding; full
                                                     output March 17

    +Petronas Durban     March 11 partial   125,000  Full output
         South Africa                                March 17
                                                     after floods

    Exxon Fawley         Feb. 2-  partial   320,000  Maintenance
         U.K.            March 26                    on crude unit
                                                     completed after

    PKN Orlen Plock      March 22 partial   270,000  Startup after
         Poland                                      work on hydro-
                                                     unit for 3 weeks

    +Statoil Mongstad     March  partial    200,000  Catalytic
         Norway           27-30                      cracker
                                                     after leak.

    Api Falconara        March 28    full    78,000  Undergoes 3
         Italy           mid-April                   weeks of

    ConocoPhillips Humber April   partial   221,000  Shutdown of
         U.K.                                        units including
                                                     for at least
                                                     3 weeks

    Saras Sarroch        End      partial   300,000  Three weeks of
         Italy           March-                      maintenance on
                         mid-April                   hydrocracker,
                                                     alkylation unit
                                                     and visbreaker

    Shell Pernis         Early    partial   420,000  4 weeks of
         Netherlands     April                       maintenance on
                                                     platformer and

    Shell Fredericia     April 1-  partial    74,000 9 days of
         Denmark         mid-April                   cleaning

    Bayernoil Neustadt   April 14- full     120,000  Shutdown for
         Germany         May 9                       maintenance
                                                     and to boost
                                                     diesel output

    Cepsa Tenerife       April   partial     90,000  17 days of
         Spain                                       maintenance on
                                                     unit; 19 days
                                                     on platformer

    Cepsa Tenerife       April-  partial     90,000  Maintenance at
         Spain           May                         75,000 b/d
                                                     crude unit for
                                                     22 days. Work
                                                     at 13,000 b/d
                                                     crude unit for
                                                     9 days

    NNPC Kaduna          May      full      110,000  45-day
         Nigeria                                     maintenance

    Tamoil Cremona       June               95,000   2-week
         Italy                                       maintenance

    Hellenic Elefsis     2Q       partial   100,000  15-day shutdown
         Greece                                      postponed from

    Mol Nyrt.            2Q       partial   110,000  Maintenance

    Total Leuna          2Q       full      227,000  Maintenance
         Germany                                     for 6 weeks

    Petroplus Teeside    2Q       partial   117,000  Maintenance for
         U.K.                                        25 days

    Petroplus Antwerp    2Q       partial   110,000  Maintenance for
         Belgium                                     30 days

    Koch Rotterdam       1H       partial    80,000  Shutdown to
        Netherlands                                  tie in new
                                                     naphtha slate

    Hellenic Petroleum   1H       partial    75,000  Maintenance to
         Thessaloniki                                last 20-25 days

    AB Mazeikiu Nafta    July     partial   147,000  1-2 week
         Lithuania                                   shutdown of

    Holborn Hamburg      Sept.    full      100,000  4 weeks of
         Germany                                     maintenance
                                                     to replace

    AB Mazeikiu Nafta    Sept.    partial   147,000  3-to-4 week
         Lithuania                                   shutdown
                                                     of diesel unit

    TNK-BP Ryazan        Aug.-    partial   260,000  Capacity cut
         Russia          Sept.                       for maintenance

    TNK-BP Linos         Sept.-   partial   320,000  Maintenance
         Ukraine         Oct.

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

    Petrom Constanta     2H       partial            New LPG unit

    Galp Sines           Sept.-   full      220,000  Maintenance
         Portugal        Oct.

    Cepsa Gibraltar      Sept.-   partial   223,000  40 days of
         Spain           Oct.                        maintenance at
                                                     fluid catalytic
                                                     cracking unit;
                                                     18 days of

    Shell Stanlow        Oct.     partial   240,000  Crude
         U.K.                                        distillation
                                                     unit to be
                                                     shut down for
                                                     about a month

    Repsol Puertollano   3Q       partial   140,000  Maintenance on
         Spain                                       crude unit,

    Chevron Pembroke     3Q-4Q    partial   210,000  Fluid catalytic
         Wales                                       cracking unit
                                                     to be shut down
                                                     for 6 weeks

    Repsol Bilbao        4Q       partial   220,000  Visbreaker
         Spain                                       maintenance
                                                     for 21 days

    Repsol La Coruna     4Q       partial   120,000  Maintenance on
         Spain                                       crude unit,
                                                     fluid catalytic
                                                     cracker, coker

    Tupras, Izmit        4Q       partial            New fluid
         Turkey                                      catalytic

    Surgutneftegaz Kirishi 4Q     partial   240,000  New hydro-
         Russia                                      cracking unit

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

    Exxon Gravenchon     Oct.     partial   233,000  4-5 week
         France                                      steam cracker

    PetroSA Mossel Bay   Dec.     partial    40,000  1 train down
          South Africa                               for routine

    KNPC Mina Al Ahmadi  Dec.     partial   466,000  1-month
         Kuwait                                      shutdown

    BP Castellon         4Q       partial    20,000  New coker
         Spain                                       unit. Startup
                                                     end 2008

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

    Eni Venice                    full       90,000  Planned
       Italy                                         maintenance for
                                                     20-40 days

    Eni Gela                      partial   100,000  Planned
                                             maintenance for
                                                     20-40 days on
                                                     topping and
                                                     coking units

    Eni Milazzo                   partial    16,000  Planned
       Italy                                         maintenance for
                                                     20-40 days on
                                                     deep conversion

    2009 START

    Oman Sohar           1Q       full      116,000  Shutdown for
                                                     35 days

    Exxon Gravenchon     1Q       full      233,000  4-5 week
         France                                      shutdown

    ERG Sicily           1Q       partial   162,000  Planned
         Italy                                       maintenance
                                                     moved from 2008

    Total Lindsey                 partial   220,000  New hydro-
         U.K.                                        desulfurization

    Petroplus Cressier            partial    68,000  Maintenance

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

    Total Donges         Feb. 15  partial   230,000  Expected start
         France                                      end of March
                                                     after maintenance

    Grupa Lotos Gdansk   March    full       92,000  Shut down for
         Poland                                      33 or 34 days
                                                     for maintenance

    Grupa Lotos Gdansk   June    partial     92,000  Start of new
         Poland                                      diesel desulfurization

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

    Mol Nyrt.            2Q       partial   162,000  Maintenance

    Hellenic Petroleum   1H       partial   140,000  Scheduled
         Aspropyrgos                                 maintenance to
         Greece                                      last four weeks

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

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

    Hellenic Petroleum   2H       partial    75,000  Maintenance to
         Thessaloniki                                last 20-25 days

    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

    Grupa Lotos Gdansk   Nov.    partial     92,000  Start of new
         Poland                                      90,000 b/d

    Cepsa Huelva         4Q       full       90,000  New crude-
          Spain                                      distillation
                                                     unit to almost
                                                     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

    Tatneft Nizhnekhamsk          full      140,000  Start of new
         Russia                                      refinery

    Conoco Whitegate              full      71,000   Routine
         Ireland                                     maintenance

    Surgutneftegaz Kirishi        partial   240,000  New catalytic
         Russia                                      cracking unit

    Saudi Aramco                  partial   325,000  Crude unit
         Ras Tanura                                  closure for

    2010 START

    Motor Oil Agioi      1Q       full      120,000  New crude-
    Theodoroi                                        distillation
         Greece                                      unit

    Mol Nyrt.            1Q       partial   162,000  Maintenance

    Shell Stanlow       Feb.      partial   240,000  Two crude
         U.K.                                        distillation
                                                     cracker to be
                                                     shut down for

    Mol Nyrt.            2Q       partial   110,000  Planned
         Bratislava                                  maintenance

    Hellenic Petroleum                      100,000  New 40,000 b/d
         Elefsina                                    hydrocracker;
         Greece                                      20,000 b/d

    Saudi Aramco         3Q       partial   100,000  New diesel
         Ras Tanura                                  unit

    Shell Fredericia     3Q       full       74,000  Four-week
         Denmark                                     shutdown

    Neste Porvoo                  full      196,000  About six weeks
         Finland                                     of maintenance

    Repsol Bilbao        4Q       partial   220,000  Adds 40,000 b/d
         Spain                                       coker unit

    Repsol Cartagena     2Q       partial   100,000  Adds 50,000 b/d
         Spain                                       hydrocracker as
                                                     part of planned
                                                     expansion to
                                                     double capacity


    –With reporting by Marek Miler in Prague, Elizabeth
    Konstantinova in Sofia, Nathaniel Espino in Warsaw, Armorel
    Kenna in Milan, Anthony DiPaola and Adam Freeman in Rome, Tara
    Patel in Paris, Kristian Rix in Madrid, Ayla Jean Yackley in
    Istanbul, Haralabos Papachristou in Athens, Carli Lourens and
    Janice Kew in Johannesburg, Nesa Subrahmaniyan in Singapore,
    Adam Brown in Bucharest, Geoffrey Kapembwa in Lusaka, Julie
    Ziegler in Lagos, Glen Carey, Ayesha Daya, and Arif Sharif in
    Dubai, Milda Seputyte in Vilnius, Thomas Rose in Frankfurt,
    Eduard Gismatullin and Alexander Kwiatkowski in London, and Fred
    Pals in Amsterdam.

    –Editors: Amanda Jordan, John Buckley

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