February 1, 2008 at 11:00 am #3817
<Here is Bloomberg update NA Refinery S/D for 2008 & look back at 2007 – doesn’t look any lighter this year, but is heavier in 1Q & 4Q08 compared to ~3Q & 4Q 2007- CER>
North American Refinery Shutdowns, Maintenance 2007-08 (Table)
2008-01-31 18:08 (New York)
By Robert Tuttle
Jan. 31 (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
Tesoro January Partial 121,000 Unspecified unit or units are
Anacortes, down for maintenance.
First Quarter 2008
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. Refinery to
resume partial operations by
Feb. 12. Full operations
restored in three months.
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.
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.
Valero Port January, Partial 265,000 Maintenance planned for 25
Arthur, Texas February days on 105,000 barrel-a-day
coker unit. Repairs will cut
production by 100,000 barrels
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,
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
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.
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 lasting
until late February.
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
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.
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 Benicia, February Partial 170,000 Company to perform 12 days of
California repairs to hydrocracker,
affecting 37,500 barrels of
Valero St. February Partial 250,000 Maintenance planned for 20
Charles, days on fluid catalytic
Louisiana cracking unit, reducing
production capacity by 100,000
barrels a day.
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
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, Unknown 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
unit, 24,000 barrel-a-day
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
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. Units restart scheduled
for end of January 2008.
–Editor: Bill Banker,
To contact the reporter on this story:
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