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    Charles Randall

    North American Refinery Shutdowns, Maintenance 2008-09 (Table)
    2008-04-03 14:25 (New York)

    By Robert Tuttle
         April 3, 2008 (Bloomberg) — The following is a table of
    scheduled and unplanned refinery shutdowns in North America. The
    list only includes shutdowns that could be confirmed.

    Refinery       Date       Shutdown Capacity  Unit/Reason

    New Information

    Citgo Corpus    March 1   Partial  165,000   Sulfur recovery unit started
    Christi, Texas                               up April 1 after maintenance.
    Valero Delaware Week of   Partial  190,200   Coker shut for 37 days of
    City, Delaware  March 23                     maintenance.
    BP Carson,      April 2   Partial  265,500   Hydrocracker starting after
    California                                   power loss.

    <Note  Rest First Quarter 2008 Actuals are at bottom list>
    Second Quarter 2008

    Valero Corpus   May       Partial  146,000   Company to perform 14 days of
    Christi, Texas                               maintenance on crude unit in
                                                 the west plant, affecting
                                                 40,000 barrels of daily
                                                 production capacity.

    Third Quarter 2008

    Petro-Canada   August     Full     135,000   Refinery to be shut for as
          2008                          many as 60 days to allow new
    Alberta                                      units to be added.
    Holly Woods    Q3         Full     26,000    Refinery to be shut in middle
    Cross, Utah                                  of third quarter for
                                                 maintenance and expansion.

    Fourth Quarter 2008

    Western El     Q4         Unknown  125,000   Maintenance planned on unknown
    Paso, Texas                                  units.
    Sunoco Toledo, Q4 2008    Partial  165,000   Scheduled shutdown of crude
    Ohio                                         unit and fluid catalytic
                                                 cracker for maintenance.
    Alon           Dec. 1,    Full     55,000    Refinery to be shut for 16
    Paramount,     2008                          days of maintenance.
    Pemex Salina   October    Partial  290,000   Reformer to be shut for
    Cruz, Mexico                                 maintenance.
    Holly Artesia, Q4         Full     85,000    Refinery to be shut in middle
    New Mexico                                   of fourth quarter for
                                                 maintenance and expansion. 

    Unknown Quarter 2008

    Sunoco          2008      Partial  355,000   Fluid catalytic cracker to be
    Philadelphia                                 shut for maintenance.
    BP Texas City,  2008      Partial  475,000   No. 2 alkylation unit to be
    Texas                                        dismantled after maintenance
                                                 is complete on No. 3 unit.
    Flying J        Late 2008 Partial  68,000    Maintenance on undisclosed
    Bakersfield,                                 units.
    Valero Benicia, 2008      Partial  170,000   Company to perform 12 days of
    California                                   repairs to hydrocracker,
                                                 affecting 37,500 barrels of
                                                 distillation potential.


    Valero Port     2009      Partial  265,000   Coker drums replacement
    Arthur, Texas                                planned.
    Valero St.      2009      Partial  186,000   Coker Drums replacement
    Charles,                                     planned.
    Frontier El     Q3 2009   Partial  112,000   Fluid catalytic cracker and
    Dorado, Kansas                               gasoil hydrotreater to be

    First Quarter 2008

    Valero Houston, March 31  Partial  85,000    Alkylation unit shut after
    Texas                                        fire in electrical substation.
                                                 Unit started by April 2. 

    Exxon Mobil     March 13  Partial  363,100   Maintenance on fluid catalytic
    Beaumont, Texas                              cracker to last until May 15.
    ConocoPhillips  February  Partial  213,995   Fluid catalytic cracker
    Ponca City,     or March                     started after couple of weeks
    Oklahoma                                     of maintenance.
    Valero Delaware March 17  Partial  190,200   Process rates reduced on fluid
    City, Delaware                               catalytic cracker to repair
    Suncor Commerce March 3   Partial  68,000    Oil processing unit to start
    City, Colorado                               several days after March 17
                                                 after shutdown.
    Shell Deer      March 17  Partial  340,000   Rates reduced on coker after
    Park, Texas                                  compressor trips.
                                                 expected back to normal March
    Tesoro          March 15  Unknown  170,000   Unspecified units to be shut
    Martinez,                                    for maintenance. Coker
    California                                   modification to happen during
                                                 maintenance period.
    LyondellBassel  Unknown   Partial  268,000   Fluid catalytic cracker
    Houston, Texas                               resumed normal operations by
                                                 March 20.
    LyondellBassel  March 21  Partial  268,000   Fluid catalytic cracker to be
    Houston, Texas                               idled until mid-April for
    United Warren,  March 21  Full     70,000    Refinery shut after a fire.
    Pennsylvania                                 Plant returns to normal
                                                 operation March 23.
    ConocoPhillips  March 24  Partial  247,000   Ethylene unit shut to repair
    Sweeny, Texas                                compressor.
    Pemex           March 24  Partial  168,000   Gasoline producing unit shut
    Minatitlan,                                  until first week of April for
    Mexico                                       upgrade.
    Alon Paramount, March 24  Partial  90,000    Two crude units shut for 24
    California                                   hours of maintenance.
    Valero Houston, March 24  Partial  85,000    Gas compressor on fluid
    California                                   catalytic cracker shut for a
    Valero Corpus   March 17  Partial  340,000   Smallest of two fluid
    Christi, Texas                               catalytic crackers shut.
    ConocoPhillips  March 26  Partial  46,500    Refinery shuts. Scheduled to
    Arroyo Grande,                               return to service March 28.
    Valero Port     March 27  Partial  325,000   Power loss upsets coker and
    Arthur, Texas                                hydrocracker. Restart begins
                                                 on units the same day.
    Valero          March 28  Partial  135,000   Fluid catalytic cracker and
    Wilmington,                                  alkylation unit shut for
    California                                   unplanned maintenance.
    Marathon        March 11  Partial  204,000   Maintenance begins on
    Robinson,                                    undisclosed units.
    Exxon Mobil     Feb. 9    Partial  586,000   Boil attached to a fluid
    Baytown, Texas                               catalytic cracker shut for
    Imperial        February  Partial  187,000   Production cut because of
    Edmonton,                                    unspecified operating issues
    Alberta                                      in fuel processing units.
    Shell Scotford, February  Partial  100,000   Crude processing rates reduced
    Alberta         or March                     because of reduced supplies
                                                 from oil sand plant.
    ConocoPhillips  Early     Partial  260,000   Heater on a low-sulfur gas
    Belle Chase,    March                        unit is undergoing repairs
    Louisiana                                    after malfunction.
    ConocoPhillips  March 7   Partial  152,000   Electrostatic precipitator on
    Borger,                                      a fluid catalytic cracker to
    Louisiana                                    be upgraded through March 21.
    Shell Deer      March 7   Partial  340,000   Catalytic gasoline
    Park, Texas                                  hydrotreater is down for
                                                 repairs until March 9.
                                                 Refinery returns to normal
                                                 operation early the week of
                                                 March 10.
    Marathon        Week of   Unknown  105,000   Maintenance at refinery begins
    Detroit         March 3                      on undisclosed units.
    Valero Corpus   March 4   Partial  146,000   Diesel hydrogen
    Christi, Texas                               desulfurization unit shut
                                                 after a fire. Unit started up
                                                 by March 9.
    Valero Memphis, March     Partial  182,000   Shutdown of 69,000
    Tennessee                                    barrel-a-day fluid catalytic
                                                 cracker for 15 days of
                                                 maintenance. Maintenance
                                                 completed by March 26.
    Valero Delaware March or  Partial  190,200   Shutdown of 50,000
    City, Delaware 
    April                        barrel-a-day coker unit for 37
                                                 days of repairs
    Flying J        March 3   Partial  68,000    Shutdown coker unit after
    Bakersfield,                                 power disruption.

    Pasadena        Feb. 27   Partial  106,500   Operating units shut after a
    Pasadena, Texas                              power failure. Refinery will
                                                 take several days to start
                                                 units. Fluid catalytic
                                                 cracker, reformer and S Zorb
                                                 unit started by March 5.
    Valero St.      Week of   Partial  250,000   Maintenance begun for 20 days
    Charles,        Feb. 18                      on fluid catalytic cracking
    Louisiana                                    unit, reducing production
                                                 capacity by 100,000 barrels a
                                                 day. Repairs on cat cracker
                                                 completed by March 17.
    Valero Benicia, Feb. 28   Partial  153,000   Fluid catalytic cracker shut
    California                                   for unplanned repairs. Unit
                                                 expected to return within a
                                                 week. Unit returns by March 3.
    ConocoPhillips  Q1        Partial  247,000   Coker and Vacuum distillation
    Sweeny, Texas
                                    unit started on Feb. 26.
                                                 Shutdown date is unknown.
    Frontier El     March 1   Partial  112,000   Crude unit to be shut for 38
    Dorado, Kansas                               days of maintenance and
                                                 installation of a new vacuum
    Frontier El     Q2        Partial  112,000   Coker expansion scheduled to
    Dorado, Kansas                               be done in mid-June.
    ConocoPhillips  Feb. 22   Partial  76,000    Undisclosed unit shut.
    Rodeo,                                       Hydrogen unit started by March
    California                                   9.
    Exxon Beaumont, Feb. 21   Partial  363,100   Coker drum No. 5 shut for
    Texas                                        repair.
    Pasadena        Feb. 21   Partial  106,5000  Fluid catalytic cracker shut
    Pasadena, Texas                              for maintenance. Unit
                                                 restarted by Feb. 22. Refinery
                                                 undergoing three or four weeks
                                                 of maintenance.
    Citgo Corpus    Feb. 18   Partial  156,000   Gasoil hydrotreater shut for
    Christi, Texas                               maintenance until Feb. 24.
    Alon Big        Feb. 18   Full     70,000    Refinery shut after explosion
    Spring, Texas                                and fire. The company’s goal
                                                 is to resume partial
                                                 operations in about two
                                                 months. Refinery to process
                                                 35,000 barrels a day by end of
                                                 March. Fluid catalytic cracker
                                                 to be started by mid-July.
    Tesoro Kapolei, Feb. 16   Full     95,000    Fire shuts refinery. Company
    Hawaii                                       began restoring production by
                                                 Feb. 18.
    Hovensa St.     Q1        Partial  525,000   Undisclosed units were down
    Croix, Virgin                                for maintenance as of Feb. 14.
    Islands                                      Unit is not one of the two
                                                 largest crude units.
    Hovensa St.     Feb. 9    Partial  525,000   Several process units shut
    Croix, Virgin                                after a power cut
    . Units
    Islands                                      return to operation by Feb.
    Sunoco          Feb. 13   Unknown  355,000   Units shut after power
    Philadelphia,                                disruption. Restart begins
    Pennsylvania                                 same day.
    Total Port      Q1        Partial  240,000   Catalytic reformer was down
    Arthur, Texas                                for maintenance as of Feb. 13.
                                                 Unit to return to service
                                                 within two weeks.
    Delek Tyler,    Feb. 13   Partial  60,000    Sulfur recovery unit shut
    Texas                                        after upset.
    Marathon        Feb. 12   Partial  239,000   Operations curtailed after
    Catlettsburg,                                pipeline leak. Pipeline
    Kentucky                                     repaired by Feb. 14.
    Sunoco Toledo,  February  Partial  165,000   Refinery to be undergoing
    Ohio            or March                     maintenance on undisclosed
    Valero Delaware Feb. 11   Full     190,200   Refinery shuts after power
    City, Delaware                               failure caused by storm. Crude
                                                 unit, fluid catalytic cracker
                                                 and coker started same day.
                                                 Normal rates restored in
                                                 several days. Hydrocracker
                                                 started by Feb. 24.
    ConocoPhillips  Feb. 11   Partial  146,000   Maintenance on electrostatic
    Borger, Texas                                precipitator of a fluid
                                                 catalytic cracker to last
                                                 through March 3.
    Citgo Lake      Feb. 10   Partial  454,500   Partial power failure shuts
    Charles,                                     undisclosed units. Units
                                        started up by Feb. 10.
    Valero Houston, Feb. 12   Partial  85,000    Maintenance to be performed on
    Texas                                        undisclosed unit.
    Delek           Feb. 8    Partial  60,000    The company reduced rates on a
    Tyler, Texas                                 fluid catalytic cracking unit
                                                 and shut a boiler after a
    ConocoPhillips  Feb. 7    Partial  247,000   A power failure lasted about
    Sweeny, Texas                                three hours, causing flaring.
    ConocoPhillips  Feb. 7    Partial  147,000   The company shut down sulfur
    Carson,                                      recovery units causing
    California                                   flaring.
    Shell Scotford, Feb. 12   Partial  100,000   Operations curtailed at
    Alberta                                      refinery. Refinery resumes
                                                 output by March 17.
    Chevron         Q1        Unknown  257,200   Major maintenance scheduled on
    Richmond,                                    undisclosed units.

    Delek           Feb. 8    Partial  60,000    The company reduced rates on a
    Tyler, Texas                                 fluid catalytic cracking unit
                                                 and shut a boiler after a
    ConocoPhillips  Feb. 7    Partial  247,000   A power failure lasted about
    Sweeny, Texas                                three hours, causing flaring.
    ConocoPhillips  Feb. 7    Partial  147,000   The company shut down sulfur
    Carson,                                      recovery units causing
    California                                   flaring.
    Alon USA,       Feb. 7    Partial  90,000    The company shut two of four
    Long Beach,                                  crude units at its Paramount
    California                                   complex until it completes
                                                 capital improvements.
    Tesoro          Feb. 7    Partial  135,000   Undisclosed units to be shut
    Wilmington,                                  for maintenance. Flaring may
    California                                   last until Feb. 19.
    Chevron El      Unknown   Partial  270,000   Fluid catalytic cracker
    Segundo,                                     started, causing flaring,
    California                                   according to Feb. 2 filing.
    Shell Deer      March     Partial  255,000   Shutdown of residual
    Park, Texas                                  hydrocracker for maintenance.
    Valero Port     Feb. 4    Partial  265,000   Planned maintenance for 25
    Arthur, Texas                                days on 105,000 barrel-a-day
                                                 coker unit was in beginning
                                                 stages Feb. 4.
    Repairs will
                                                 cut production by 100,000
                                                 barrels a day.
    Motiva Convent, March     Partial  255,000   Shutdown of residual
    Louisiana                                    hydrocracker for maintenance.
    Tesoro          January   Partial  121,000   Unspecified unit or units are
    Anacortes,                                   down for maintenance.
    BP Texas City,  Jan. 30   Partial  475,000   Fluid catalytic cracker with
    Texas                                        120,000 barrels a day capacity
                                                 shuts because of an electrical
                                                 fault. Start up scheduled for
                                                           Jan. 30 or Jan. 31.

    Valero Benicia, Unknown   Partial  153,000   Operating rates cut because of
    California                                   weak refinery margins.
    Valero Aruba    Jan. 25   Full     275,000   Refinery shut after fire in
                                                 vacuum tower. Crude unit,
                                                 coker running by Feb. 5
    . Full
                                                 production to resume in mid
    Valero Corpus   January   Partial  340,000   Sulfur recovery unit shut for
    Christi, Texas                               maintenance. Unit started up
                                                 by Jan. 24.
    Tesoro          Jan. 22   Partial  103,500   Undisclosed unit shut until
    Wilmington,                                  Feb. 3.
    Marathon        Jan. 22   Partial  275,000   Fluid catalytic cracker, with
    Garyville,                                   127,000 barrel a day capacity,
    Louisiana                                    shut for maintenance.
    ConocoPhillips  Jan. 21   Partial  152,000   Maintenance work on hydrogen
    Borger, Texas                                desulfurization unit to have
                                                 minimal affect on production.
                                                 Unit to be back to normal by
                                                 end of the week.
    Valero Port     Jan. 18   Partial  325,000   Gasoline hydrotreater shut.
    Arthur, Texas                               
    Motiva Port     Jan. 14   Partial  285,000   Waste-heat boiler associated
    Arthur, Texas                                with a fluid catalytic cracker
                                                 shut for 20 days of repairs.
    Exxon Mobil     Jan. 12   Partial  586,000   Shutdown of crude unit for
    Baytown, Texas                               maintenance followed by
                                                 shutdown of coker for repairs
                                                 Maintenance scheduled for
                                                 completion by late February,
                                                 early March. Coker started by
                                                 March 14. Crude unit at normal
                                                 rates by March 31.
    Total Port
          Jan. 8    Partial  240,000   A unit to be shut because of
    Arthur, Texas                                unfavorable operating
    Valero Aruba    Jan. 8    Full     275,000   Power disruptions shuts
                                                 refinery. Startup commenced by
                                                 Jan. 9. One of two crude units
                                                 started up by Jan. 15. Second
                                                 crude unit and coker return to
                                                 service by Jan. 22.
    BP Carson,      Jan. 9    Partial  265,000   Shutdown of fluid catalytic
    California                                   cracking and alkylation units
                                                 for maintenance. Shutdown to
                                                 begin by Jan. 13. Alkylation
                                                 unit restarted and fluid
                                                 catalytic cracker in restart
                                                 mode by March 28
    ConocoPhillips  Jan. 7    Partial  146,000   Maintenance to be performed on
    Borger, Texas                                an electrostatic precipitator
                                                 through Jan. 16.
    Delek Tyler,    Jan. 7    Partial  60,000    Two sulfur recovery units shut
    Texas                                        after a power failure. Both
                                                 brought restarted.
            Jan. 4    Partial  268,000   Thermal oxidizer, two in-line
    Houston, Texas                               heater blowers idled by power
    ConocoPhillips  Jan. 5    Partial  247,000   Several aromatics units shut
    Sweeny, Texas                                after transformer malfunction.
    Alon Big        Jan. 4    Partial  70,000    Refinery running at 57 percent
    Spring, Texas                                capacity while 10 days of
                                                 maintenance performed on
                                                 reformer. Normal operations to
                                                 be restored by Jan. 17.
    Exxon Mobil     Jan. 4    Partial  192,000   Maintenance on a fluid
    Chalmette,                                   catalytic cracker, alkylation
    Louisiana                                    unit and other units to last
                                                 until the end of February.
                                                 Work finished Feb. 27.
    Shell Deer      Jan. 17   Partial  340,000   Fluid catalytic cracker,
    Park, Texas                                  gasoline hydrotreater,
                                                 alkylation unit, girgotol and
                                                 sulfur recovery units 3, 4 and
                                                 5 to be shut during a
                                                 maintenance period. Startup
                                                 began Feb. 29 and refinery
                                                 back to normal rates by March
    Delek Tyler,    Jan. 4    Partial  60,000    Maintenance performed on
    Texas                                        diesel hydrotreater with
                                                 shutdown of sulfur recovery
                                                 plant and sour water stripper.
    BP Whiting,     Late      Partial  420,000   Crude unit, with 95,000 barrel
    Indiana         December                     a day capacity, is shut for
                                                 repairs. Unit started by March
    Alon Big        Jan. 2    Partial  70,000    Sulfur recovery unit shut
    Spring, Texas                                down. Started up later the
                                                 same day.
    BP Texas City,  Dec. 31   Partial  475,000   No. 3 alkylation unit to shut
    Texas                                        for 90 days of repairs.
    Flying J        Late      Partial  68,000    Maintenance to be performed on
    Bakersfield,    January,                     undisclosed unit.
    California      2008                        
    Sunoco Toledo,  March,    Partial  165,000   Hydrocracker to be shut to
    Ohio            April                        change catalyst. Crude unit
                                                 scheduled for Q4 shutdown may
                                                 be shut also. 
    Valero, Quebec  March 20  Partial  215,000   Maintenance to be performed
                                                 for 52 days on 50,000
                                                 barrel-a-day crude
                                                 distillation unit.
    Frontier     El March or  Partial  110,000   Shutdown of crude unit, fluid
    Dorado, Kansas  April                        catalytic cracker and coker
                                                 for maintenance and upgrade.

    Fourth Quarter 2007

    Alon           Dec. 19    Partial  55,000    Portion of refinery shut after
    Paramount,                                   power disruption. Some units
    California                                   restore operation by Dec. 20.
                                                 All units to be restored by
                                                 Dec. 21.
    Kern           Dec. 20    Partial  27,000    Desulfurization unit shut
    Bakersfield,                                 after fire in diesel line.
    Total Port     Dec. 20    Partial  240,000   Benzene combustor to be shut
    Arthur, Texas                                for maintenance.
    Exxon Mobil    Dec. 17    Partial  586,000   Fluid catalytic cracker goes
    Baytown, Texas                               into standby mode and
                                                 restarted. Production was not
    Citgo Corpus   Dec. 16    Partial  156,000   Fluid catalytic cracker idled
    Christi, Texas                               by malfunction. Unit returned
                                                 to service after a few hours.
    Frontier       Dec. 15    Full     52,000    Refinery crude unit at reduced
    Cheyenne,                                    rates after fire in coking
    Wyoming                                      unit.
    Operation restored to
                                                 coker Jan. 11.
    Exxon Mobil    Dec. 11    Partial  363,100   Process rates reduced at
    Beaumont,                                    refinery after fire in a
    Texas                                        platinum reformer. Refinery
                                                 output normal by Dec. 18.
    Exxon Mobil    Dec. 7     Partial  155,800   Two boilers shut down and
    Torrance,                                    started back up. Operations
    California                                   resumed Dec. 13.
    Total Port     Dec. 7     Partial  240,000   Unit depressurized to perform
    Arthur, Texas                                maintenance. Main air blower
                                                 of unit 836 shut down and was
                                                 being started. Processing
                                                 rates were reduced at 3 other
                                                 units, including a distillate
    Total Port     Dec. 4     Partial  240,000   Unit depressurized to perform
    Arthur, Texas                                maintenance. Unit 822 flared.
    Tesoro         Dec. 6     Partial  103,500   Maintenance being performed on
    Wilmington,                                  an undisclosed unit.
    Alon Big       Dec. 4     Partial  70,000    Repairs to a propane
    Spring, Texas                                deasphalter cut production
                                                 capacity by 20,000 barrels a
                                                 day. Compressor shut Dec. 3.
    Total Port     Dec. 4     Partial  240,000   Refinery shuts unidentified
    Arthur, Texas                                process unit for maintenance.
    Total Port     Dec. 5     Partial  240,000   Maintenance on fluid catalytic
    Arthur, Texas                                cracker  units 807 and 835.
    Koch Corpus    Dec. 3     Partial  300,000   Sulfur recovery unit shut to
    Christi, Texas                               repair waste heat boiler.
                                                 Restart began Dec. 4.
    Valero Texas   Dec. 2     Full     245,000   Refinery idled by power
    City, Texas                                  disruption. Plant restarting
                                                 Fluid catalytic cracker
                                                 restarted by Dec. 11. All
                                                 major process units running by
                                                 Dec. 27 and plant expected
                                                 back to normal by year’s end.
                                                 Normal operations restored by
                                                 Jan. 9.
    BP Texas City, Dec. 2     Partial  417,000   Refinery lost power to at
    Texas                                        least two units, a reformer
                                                 and ultracracker. Ultracracker
                                                 started between Dec. 2 and
                                                 Dec. 8. Two cokers returned to
                                                 normal rates by Dec. 4. Ultra
                                                 cracker started up Jan. 5 to
                                                 Jan. 10.
    Delek Tyler,   Nov. 27    Partial  60,000    Refinery fluid catalytic
    Texas                                        cracker malfunctions.
                                                 Operational adjustments were
                                                 made to return the unit to
    ConocoPhillips Nov. 25    Partial  238,000   Refinery resumes operation
    Linden, New                                  after being partially shut
    Jersey                                       Nov. 25.
    ConocoPhillips Nov. 25    Partial  146,000   Electrostatic precipitator
    Borger, Texas                                shut through Dec. 5 for
    Citgo Corpus   Unknown    Partial  156,000   Planned shutdown of an
    Christi, Texas                               incinerator associated with a
                                                 sulfur recovery unit. Shutdown
                                                 was expected to result in
                                                 emissions from Nov. 25 through
                                                 Dec. 1.
    Valero Three   Nov. 20    Partial  100,000   Fluid catalytic cracker and
    Rivers, Texas                                hydrocracker started up after
                                                 shut down caused by a power
    Valero         Nov. 20    Partial  190,000   Fluid catalytic cracker shut
    Memphis,                                     for 10 days unplanned
    Tennessee                                    maintenance. Unit back up by
                                                 Nov. 30.
    Shell          Oct. 10    Unknown  130,000   Refinery returning to normal
    Montreal,                                    rates after an extended period
    Canada                                       of maintenance.
    Flint Hills    Nov. 18    Partial  300,000   The refinery shut its
    Resources                                    processing units for about
    Corpus                                       eight days of maintenance.
    Christi, Texas                               Production is scheduled to
                                                 resume Nov. 26.
    Western        Nov. 19    Partial  125,000   A fire caused the refinery to
    Refining                                     shut a diesel hydrotreater.
    El Paso, Texas                               Unit restored to full
                                                 production by Nov. 24.
    Exxon Mobil    Nov. 13    Partial  348,500   Process rates reduced on
    Beaumont,                                    112,000 barrel-a-day fluid
    Texas                                        catalytic cracker to repair a
                                                 compressor leak. The unit
                                                 restarted Nov. 16.
    Alon Big       Nov. 13    Full     70,000    Crude unit shut for a few
    Spring, Texas                                hours after a power
    Alon Big       Nov. 8     Partial  70,000    Sulfur recovery unit shut
    Spring, Texas                                because of a leak. Unit
                                                 returns to service Nov. 9.
    BP Carson,     Nov. 10 or Partial  260,000   Reformer unit to be shut for
    California     Nov. 11                       three weeks of maintenance.
                                                 Unit started up by Nov. 29.
    Tesoro         Nov. 4     Partial  94,000    Refinery operating at reduced
    Kapolei,                                     rates after Nov. 4 power
    Hawaii                                       disruption caused by a storm.
                                                 Reformer unit was damaged.
                                                 Reformer operations to be
                                                 restored week Dec. 17, after
                                                 which gasoline production to
                                                 be restored.
    Valero         Nov. 8     Partial  265,000   A power disruption followed by
    Port Arthur,                                 a fire in a heater at a
    Texas                                        distillate hydrotreating unit.
                                                 Hydrotreater shut down. A
                                                 crude unit, fluid catalytic
                                                 cracker and reformer lost
                                                 power. Most units are
                                                 operating. Refinery up to
                                                 processing 260,000 barrels a
                                                 day by Nov. 12, close to
                                                 pre-fire rates. Kerosene
                                                 hydrotreater started by Nov.
                                                 27. Distillate hydrotreater
                                                 started by March 3.
    Alon           November   Partial  90,000    The No. 2 crude unit will
    Paramount,                                   undergo maintenance until
    California                                   April 2008.
    Exxon Mobil    Nov. 6     Partial  155,000   Shut fluid catalytic cracker
    Torrance,                                    and alkylation unit for
    California                                   “several weeks” of
                                                 maintenance. Cat cracker and
                                                 alkylation unit to be started
                                                 between Nov. 22 and Nov. 27.
                                                 Units started by Nov. 28.
    BP Texas City, Nov. 5     Partial  470,000   Aromatics unit shuts down
    Texas                                        after a compressor shut off.
                                                 Restart was scheduled.
    Motiva         Nov. 6     Unknown  235,000   Fire happens in crude
    Convent,                                     processing unit. Company
    Louisiana                                    declines to say if unit is
                                                 operating or how production
                                                 was affected. Refinery returns
                                                 to normal operations by Nov.

  • #6948

    Charles Randall

    FYI – Ok you guys owe me for these schedules (and others EU & Asia) which should help with your planning, tracking new additons / lost production & new projects verification. I have tried to bold coking refineries & coker maintenance for all 3 of regional updates. First Quarter continues to be focus period for scheduled maintenance.
    They are claiming that 2008 maintenance schedule should be less 2007 but it doesnt look that way so far & there are still the unplanned outages & Gulf storms to contend with. But growing capacity in refineries from new units & debottlenecking / technology upgrades should continue to add supply into demand market.

  • #6935


    LyondellBasell has a coker/crude T/A in Jul 08.

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