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    Charles Randall

    <CRandall – Bloomberg Feb 2008 Update on NA Shutdown & Maint schedule with 2009 Valero St Charles & Pt Arthur Coke Drum Replacements shown – & past Coker work highlighted. Original posted on Refinery News>
    North American Refinery Shutdowns, Maintenance 2008-09 (Table)
    2008-02-28 18:37 (New York)

    By Robert Tuttle
         Feb. 28, 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

    Pasadena        Feb. 27   Partial  106,500   Operating units shut after a
    Pasadena, Texas                              power failure.
    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
    Valero Benicia, Feb. 28   Partial  153,000   Fluid catalytic cracker shut
    California                                   for unplanned repairs. Unit
                                                 expected to return within a
    Western El      Q4        Unknown  125,000   Maintenance planned on unknown
    Paso, Texas                                  units.

    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

    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.
    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
    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.
                                                 started by Feb. 24.
    ConocoPhillips  Feb. 11   Partial  146,000   Maintenance on electrostatic
    Borger, Texas                                precipitator of an fluid
                                                 catalytic cracker to last
                                                 through March 3.
    Citgo Lake      Feb. 10   Partial  454,500   Partial power failure shuts
    Charles,                                     undisclosed units. Units
    Louisiana                                    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.
    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
                                                 operations restored in three
    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.
    Tesoro          Late Q1   Unknown  170,000   Processing rates affected by
    Martinez,                                    installation of delayed coking
    California                                   unit. Unspecified units to be
                                                 shut for maintenance.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Lyondell        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
                                                 scheduled between Feb. 3 and
                                                 March 1.
    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
    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 and Partial  215,000   Maintenance to be performed
                    April                        for 42 days on crude
                                                 distillation unit, reducing
                                                 production capacity by 50,000
                                                 barrels a day.
    Frontier     El March or  Partial  110,000   Shutdown of crude unit, fluid
    Dorado, Kansas  April                        catalytic cracker and coker
                                                 for maintenance and upgrade.

    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
    Edmonton,      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

    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.

    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.
                                                 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.
    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.
    Delek Tyler,   Oct. 29    Partial  60,000    Sulfur recovery unit shut
    Texas                                        after steam leak. Unit
                                                 returned to service by Nov. 2.
    Exxon Mobil    Oct. 12    Partial  348,500   Fluid catalytic cracker shut
    Beaumont,                                    for repairs. Unit returns to
    Texas                                        services by Nov. 3.
    Marathon       October or Unknown  222,000   Processing units started after
    Catlettsburg,  September                     several weeks of maintenance.
    Flying J       Oct. 27    Partial  68,000    Hydrocracker shut after loss
    Bakersfield,                                 from an electrical
    California                                   transformer.
    Shell Deer     Oct. 28    Partial  340,000   Hydrotreater unit shut after
    Park, Texas                                  fire.
    Lyondell       Oct. 26    Partial  268,000   Process rates reduced for the
    Houston, Texas                               “next several days” after a
                                                 fire in a crude unit. Unit
                                                 started Oct. 30. Rates
                                                 returned to normal by Oct. 31.
    Delek Tyler,   Oct. 24    Partial  60,000    Fluid catalytic cracker shut
    Texas                                        after power interruption. Unit
                                                 returned to service Oct. 25.
    Chevron        Oct. 24    Partial  270,000   Compressor malfunction on
    El Segundo,                                  hydrotreating unit. Plant will
    California                                   have to make adjustment to run
    Citgo Corpus   Oct. 24    Partial  156,000   The refinery plans maintenance
    Christi, Texas                               this week through Oct. 27.
    BP Plc.        Various    Partial  460,000   The company will start a
    Texas City,                                  250,000 barrel-a-day crude
    Texas                                        unit that was down since Sept.
                                                 2005 by February. It will also
                                                 start a 100,000 barrel-a-day
                                                 cat fee hydrotreating unit,
                                                 fluid catalytic cracker and a
                                                 Cat-feed hydrotreater, coker
                                                 started the week of Nov. 19.
                                                 Cat cracker started early
                                                 December. Start of a crude
                                                 unit is scheduled for first
                                                 quarter, which will bring the
                                                 operating capacity up to
                                                 400,000 barrels a day.
    ConocoPhillips Oct. 23    Partial  247,000   The refinery’s coker returned
    Sweeny, Texas                                to normal rates.
    It was
                                                 operating at reduced rates
                                                 since Oct. 7. A sweet-crude
                                                 unit lost power accidentally
                                                 during fluid catalytic cracker
    ConocoPhillips Oct. 20    Partial  146,000   Fluid catalytic cracker shut
    Borger, Texas                                for maintenance. Operations to
                                                 resume on Nov. 24.
    Citgo Corpus   Oct. 22    Partial  156,000   Refinery to perform three days
    Christi, Texas                               of maintenance on a unit. Work
                                                 is scheduled to end Oct. 25.
    Total Port     Oct. 22    Partial  240,000   Refinery to perform
    Arthur, Texas                                maintenance on a compressor
                                                 for 22 days.
    Total Port     Oct. 23    Partial  240,000   Sulfur recovery unit shut down
    Arthur, Texas                                and other processing equipment
    Exxon Mobil    Oct. 17    Partial  60,000    Refinery scales back
    Billings,                                    operations after a fire in a
    Montana                                      hydrocracker unit. All units
                                                 repaired and operating by Jan.
                                                 7. Refinery continues to run
                                                 at reduced rates.
    Valero         Unknown    Partial  195,000   Refinery started a catalytic
    Paulsboro, New                               hydro-desulfurization unit
    Jersey                                       Oct. 11.
    Tesoro         Oct. 13    Partial  100,000   Hydrocracker shut. Start began
    Wilmington,                                  Oct. 15.
    Harvest Energy Oct. 12    Partial  115,000   The company will perform
    Trust,                                       maintenance on its North
    Newfoundland,                                Atlantic refinery’s crude
    Canada                                       unit, hydrocracker and
                                                 platformer regeneration unit,
                                                 cutting output by more than a
                                                 third this quarter to about
                                                 73,000 barrels a day, a
                                                 spokeswoman said. Crude unit
                                                 and vacuum tower started Dec.
                                                 1 and Dec. 2 and will be at
                                                 full rates in two days.
    Irving Saint   Oct. 9     Partial  300,000   Shutdown of fluid catalytic
    John, New                                    cracking and alkylation units
    Brunswick                                    for 45 days of maintenance.
    Total Port     Oct. 10    Partial  240,000   Shutdown of unit 805 until
    Arthur, Texas                                Oct. 25.
    Chevron El     Oct. 10    Partial  270,000   Shutdown of coker unit for two
    Segundo,                                     months of planned maintenance
    Valero Aruba   Oct. 5     Full     275,000   Shutdown of refinery after
                                                 power failure. Some units
                                                 restarted by Oct. 16. Full
                                                 operations restored Oct. 24.
    Shell          Oct. 9     Partial  156,000   Shutdown of distillate
    Martinez,                                    hydrotreater after operational
    California                                   upset. Equipment failed on a
                                                 wet gas compressor associated
                                                 with a fluid catalytic
                                                 cracker. Both the compressor
                                                 and cat cracker are running.
                                                 Hydrotreater was running by
                                                 Oct. 10.
    Hess Port      Oct. 8     Full     65,000    Refinery shut after problem in
    Reading, New                       Cat       a compressor. Operations
    Jersey                             Cracker   restored by afternoon of Oct.
                                       Capacity  10. Refinery’s main unit is a
                                                 fluid catalytic cracker.
    Valero Texas   October    Partial  245,000   Maintenance being performed
    City, Texas                                  for 40 days on 85,000
                                                 barrel-a-day fluid catalytic
    Valero         October    Partial  195,000   Planned maintenance for 29
    Paulsboro, New                               days on crude unit. Unit
    Jersey                                       started up by Nov. 12.
    Valero         October    Partial  170,000   Planned maintenance on 170,000
    Benicia,                                     barrel-a-day coker unit for 30
    California                                   days.
    Maintenance complete by
                                                 Nov. 23.
    BP Carson,     Oct. 4     Partial  260,000   Shutdown of crude unit, coker
    California                                   and reformer for three weeks
                                                 of maintenance. Start up
                                                 begins Nov. 2.
    Suncor         Oct. 2     Full     30,000    Shutdown of refinery for 30
    Commerce City,                               days of maintenance.
    ConocoPhillips Oct. 6 or  Partial  139,000   Hydrocracker shut down during
    Carson,        7                             start up of refinery after
    California                                   Oct. 3 power failure. Refinery
                                                 operating at reduced rates.
    ConocoPhillips Oct. 5     Partial  146,000   Units associated with a fluid
    Borger, Texas                                catalytic cracker are
                                                 undergoing maintenance this
                                                 month. There will be no impact
                                                 on production, a spokeswoman
    Valero         Unknown    Partial  210,000   The company restarted a
    Delaware City,                               reformer unit Oct. 5. A
    Delaware                                     spokesman decline to say if
                                                 the refinery was fully
    Valero Port    Oct. 5     Partial  265,000   The refinery shut some units
    Arthur, Texas                                including a hydrotreater for
                                                 “planned catalyst
                                                 maintenance.” They will be
                                                 restarted Oct. 11, according
                                                 to a state report.

    Exxon Mobil    Oct. 3    Partial  155,800   The company started a hydrogen
    Torrance,                                   unit at the refinery after an
    California                                  Oct. 3 power interruption.
    Flying J       Oct. 4    Partial  68,000    An equipment failure caused
    Bakersfield,                                flaring.
    ConocoPhillips Oct. 3    Full     140,000   The refinery is restarting
    Wilmington,                                 after a one-hour power failure
    California                                  caused all processing units to
                                                shut down. Start up of unit
                                                Oct. 17.
    Chevron        Oct. 3    Partial  270,000   A compressor for the
    El Segundo,                                 refinery’s continuous
    California                                  catalytic reformer unit shut
                                                down, causing flaring.
    ConocoPhillips Oct. 3    Partial  247,000   The company shut a
    Sweeny, Texas                               30,000-barrel-a-day fluid
                                                catalytic cracker and a
                                                gas-recovery unit for repairs.
                                                Cat cracker start up began by
                                                Nov. 5.
    Valero         Oct. 3    Full     135,000   A one-hour power failure
    Wilmington,                                 caused all processing units to
    California                                  shut down. Refinery at planned
                                                rates by weekend of Oct. 6.
    Valero,        Oct. 1    Partial  130,000   A power failure caused a crude
    Houston, Texas                              unit and regenerator to shut
                                                down. Restart began
                                                immediately, a spokesman said.
    Frontier       Mid-OctobePartial  110,000   Shut alkylation unit for about
    El Dorado,     r                            18 days of maintenance.
    Valero         November  Partial  135,000   Planned maintenance for 45
    Wilmington,                                 days on a fluid catalytic
    California                                  cracker. Unit restarted by
                                                Jan. 8.
    BP Plc. Texas  Q4        Partial  460,000   Planned maintenance on coker
    City, Texas                                 unit.
    Chevron   El   Q4        Partial  270,000   Shutdown of coker unit for
    Segundo,                                    maintenance.

    Third Quarter 2007

    Koch Industries Sept. 23  Partial  300,000   Will shut down units for
    Corpus Christi,                              routine maintenance, expected
    Texas                                        to last until Oct. 1.
    Total, Port     Sept. 29  Partial  240,000   Electrical malfunction caused
    Arthur, Texas                                temporary shutdown of
                                                 production unit.
    Hovensa, Virgin Sept. 27  Partial  500,000   Fluid catalytic cracker
    Islands                                      started Sept. 28 after
                                                 shutdown the day before for
                                                 repairs. The cracker can
                                                 process 150,000 barrels a day
                                                 of gasoline and distillate
    Motiva Port     Sept. 13  Partial  285,000   All units shut after power
    Arthur, Texas                                disruption caused by
                                                 hurricane. The company
                                                 restored about 80 percent of
                                                 production by Sept. 26. All
                                                 production to be restored this
    Total Port      Sept. 13  Full     240,000   Partial power loss caused by
    Arthur, Texas                                hurricane forces plant to run
                                                 units in circulation mode.
                                                 Refinery was not producing
                                                 fuel. Plant resumed operations
                                                 by Sept. 26.
    Valero Port     Sept. 13  Full     265,000   All units shut after power
    Arthur, Texas                                disruption caused by
                                                 hurricane. Most of refinery
                                                 resumed operation by Sept. 26.
                                                 Crude unit started up Oct. 18
                                                 after maintenance performed.
    Valero McKee,   Sept. 18  Partial  170,000   Maintenance on
    Sunray, Texas                                catalytic-cracking unit will
                                                 limit gasoline and distillate
                                                 output for 14 days.
    Alon USA Energy Sept. 23  Unknown  75,000    Compressor went down.
    Big Spring,                                 
    Holly Corp.     Sept. 18  Full     26,000    Power disruption shuts
    Woods Cross,                                 refinery. Operations restored
    Utah                                         the next day.

    Chevron El      Sept. 19  Partial  270,000   Shut hydrocracking unit for
    Segundo,                                     part of the day. Unit to be
    California                                   back to normal in 24 hours.
    Federated       Sept. 18  Full     100,000   Refinery shuts down after
    Co-operative                                 power disruption. Restart to
    Regina,                                      take 24 to 36 hours.
    Petroleos       Sept. 10  Partial  273,000   Pipeline blasts reduce oil
    Mexicanos,                                   supply to refinery. Output cut
    Tula, Mexico                                 by 50 percent on a unit.
    Koch Corpus     Unknown   Unknown  300,000   Process units shut. Flaring
    Christi, Texas                               associated with start up of
                                                 the units began the weekend of
                                                 Sept. 15.
    ConocoPhillips  Sept. 16  Partial  146,000   Carbon monoxide boiler
    Borger, Texas                                associated with a fluid
                                                 catalytic cracking unit
                                                 undergoes repairs. Maintenance
                                                 scheduled to last until Sept.
    Tesoro          Sept. 8   Partial  166,000   Shuts one of two crude units
    Martinez,       or 9                         for repairs. Refinery operated
    California                                   at reduced rates. Unit started
                                                 up Sept. 12.
    Alon Big        Sept. 11  Partial  70,000    Shut sulfur recovery unit for
    Spring, Texas                                repair.
    BP Texas City,  Sept. 8   Partial  460,000   Shut hydrotreater after
    Texas                                        malfunction. Unit will be down
                                                 a month.
    BP Carson,      Sept. 10  Partial  260,000   Output will be curbed to make
    California                                   minor repairs. 
    ConocoPhillips  Sept. 6   Partial  247,000   Shut 72,000 barrel-a-day fluid
    Sweeny, Texas                                catalytic cracker to make
                                                 emergency repairs. Start up
                                                 began Sept. 17. 
    Total Port      Sept. 6   Partial  240,000   Shut unit so maintenance could
    Arthur, Texas                                be completed. Unit was being
                                                 restarted Sept. 9.
    Exxon Mobil     Aug. 29   Partial  188,000   Shutdown 70,000 barrel a day
    Corp.                                        fluid catalytic cracker for
    Chalmette,                                   “several weeks” of
    Louisiana                                    maintenance. Unit started by
                                                 Sept. 17.
    CHS Inc.        Mid-AugustFull     55,000    Shutdown of refinery until the
    Laurel, Montana                              end of September for
    BP Plc Toledo,  Sept. 12  Full     155,000   Refinery shut for about 8
    Ohio                                         weeks for maintenance. Crude
                                                 units, fluid catalytic cracker
                                                 started up by Dec. 6. All
                                                 major process units return to
                                                 operation by Dec. 14.
    Total Port      Aug. 27   Partial  240,000   Shut fluid catalytic cracker
    Arthur, Texas                                after lightening cut power.
                                                 Startup began Aug. 28 and unit
                                                 had returned to service by
                                                 Aug. 29.
    Alon Big        Aug. 24   Partial  70,000    Shut fluid catalytic cracker
    Spring, Texas                                for maintenance. Started unit
                                                 the next day.
    Shell Deer      Aug. 22   Partial  340,000   Reduced rates expecting cut in
    Park, Texas                                  crude supplies because of
                                                 Hurricane Dean. Rates to be
                                                 restored by Aug. 25 or 26.
    Suncor Sarnia,  Sept. 4   Partial  70,000    Shut hydrocracker for 83 days
    Ontario                                      for upgrade. Refinery to
                                                 operate at 60 percent of
                                                 capacity. Units started up by
                                                 Nov. 26 and refinery ramping
                                                 up to full rates. Refinery was
                                                 at reduced rates as of Jan.
                                                 22. Diesel production was down
                                                 by 30 percent.
    Exxon Mobil     Aug. 20   Partial  155,800   Planned maintenance for 2
    Torrance,                                    months on the 155,800
    California                                   barrel-a-day crude unit,
                                                 27,300 barrel-a-day coker
    24,000 barrel-a-day
                                                 pretreater, 19,000
                                                 barrel-a-day reformer. All
                                                 units except crude unit
                                                 restarted by Oct. 16. Crude
                                                 unit started up by Oct. 22. 
    Valero Port     Aug. 16   Partial  265,000   Shut 105,000 barrel-a-day
    Arthur, Texas                                coker unit and number 2 crude
                                                 unit. Coker brought to 80,000
                                                 barrels a day rate by Sept. 5.
                                                 Crude unit restarted. Refinery
                                                 operating at 80 percent
    Chevron         Aug. 16   Partial  330,000   No. 2 crude unit shut after
    Pascagoula,                                  fire. Refinery is at 50
    Mississippi                                  percent of capacity. Two
                                                 reformers were started up by
                                                 Aug. 28. Repairs to be
                                                 completed by first quarter
                                                 2008. Crude unit started by
                                                 Feb. 14, 2008.
    Coffeyville     July 1    Full     108,000   Refinery shut after flood.
    Kansas                                       Most units restored by Aug.
                                                 17. Sulfur recovery unit and
                                                 hydrotreater still down.

    Second Quarter 2007

    BP Whiting,    April      Partial  405,000   Two crude units shut after
    Indiana                                      power failure, fire. Cat-feed
                                                 hydrotreater also shut. One
                                                 unit returned to service.
                                                 Hydrotreater started up by
                                                 Dec. 3. A 75,000 barrel-a-day
                                                 unit started up by Dec. 19.

    First Quarter 2007

    Valero McKee,  Feb. 16    Full     170,000   Plant shut after fire. Propane
    Texas                                        deasphalter is only unit still
                                                 down. Unit’s restart scheduled
                                                 for end of January 2008. Unit
                                                 to be at full rates the week
                                                 of Feb. 4.


    –Editor: Dan Stets.

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    Robert Tuttle in New York at +1-212-617-3465 or

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