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    Charles Randall

    < FYI – Ref Status after Gustav but before Ike. – CER>
    Louisiana, Texas Refinery Operating Status After Gustav (Table)

    By Nidaa Bakhsh
         Sept. 9, 2009 (Bloomberg) — Refineries in Louisiana that shut
    down before Hurricane Gustav are restarting as power is
    restored, increasing production of gasoline and other fuels.
         As many as 13 refineries were shut in anticipation of
    Gustav, which reached landfall in Louisiana on Sept. 1,
    according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
         The following table shows the owner, name, location, crude
    oil processing capacity in barrels a day and latest information
    provided by refinery operators.


    Alon USA Energy Inc           Shut on Aug. 31 before storm.
    Krotz Springs, Louisiana      Power restored Sept. 7 evening.
    80,000                        Processing units begin restart.

    +Calcasieu Refining Co.       Shut down. No timing on restart.
    Lake Charles, Louisiana

    Chevron Corp.                 Ramped up rates after ship
    Pascagoula, Mississippi       channel opened. Plant was running
    330,000                       at reduced rates prior to storm.

    +Citgo Petroleum Corp.        Operating at reduced rates. No
    Lake Charles, Louisiana       timing on full output.

    ConocoPhillips                Shut before storm. Started Sept.
    Lake Charles, Louisiana       3. Will take 10-14 days to reach
    239,000                       full output.

    ConocoPhillips                Shut before storm. Sustained
    Alliance, Belle Chasse        “minor damage.” Power remains
    Louisiana                     down, company said on Sept. 8.
    247,000                       Will resume operations once power
                                  is restored.

    Exxon Mobil Corp.             Shut on Sept. 1 after power cut
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana        during storm. Ran at reduced
    524,000                       rates prior to shutdown. Start-up
                                  process began on Sept. 5.

    Exxon Mobil Corp.             Back at full operating rates.
    Beaumont, Texas

    Exxon Mobil Corp.             Back at full capacity after
    Baytown, Texas                operating at reduced rates.

    Exxon/PDVSA                   Shut on Aug. 31 in preparation
    Chalmette, Louisiana          for storm. “Minor damage”
    192,000                       reported. Start-up process began
                                  on Sept. 5.

    Marathon Oil Corp.            Shut before storm. Restarted
    Garyville, Louisiana          evening of Sept. 3.

    Motiva/Shell                  Shut before storm. Some
    Convent, Louisiana            electricity has been restored.
    235,000                       Repairs to internal power lines
                                 “and other facilities” continue.
                                  Start up of some refining units
                                  may begin this week.

    Motiva/Shell                  Shut before storm. Power has been
    Norco, Louisiana              restored. Company is increasing
    236,400                       production rates to “normal.”

    Motiva/Shell                  Power restored and operations
    Port Arthur, Texas            “returning to normal.” Was
    285,000                       at reduced rates before storm.

    Murphy Oil Corp.              Shut before storm. Restarted
    Meraux, Louisiana             Sept.5 after power was restored.

    +Placid Refining Co. LLC      Restarting.
    Port Allen, Louisiana

    +Royal Dutch Shell Plc        Shut down. No timing of restart.
    Saint Rose, Louisiana

    Total SA                      Shut before storm. Plants
    Port Arthur, Texas            restarted last week.

    Valero Energy Corp.           No significant damage to units.
    St. Charles, Louisiana        Started boilers Sept. 4. Company
    186,000                       has restarted main processing

    Valero Energy Corp.           Company has increased oil-
    Port Arthur, Texas            processing to “planned rates.”

    Valero Energy Corp.           Oil-processing has increased to
    Texas City, Texas             ”planned rates.”

    Valero Energy Corp.           Oil-processing has increased to
    Houston, Texas                “planned rates.”

    Source: Company statements.
    + refers to Department of Energy data from company statements
    or trade press.


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