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    Shell, BP to Close, Sell Oil Refineries in Europe, U.S.
    By Nidaa Bakhsh – Feb 8, 2011 6:01 PM CT
    Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc, Europe’s largest oil companies, plan to close and sell refineries in the U.S. and Germany on declining demand for fuels such as gasoline in developed nations.
    BP plans to sell its 475,000 barrel-a-day Texas City refinery in Texas and its 266,000 barrel-a-day Carson plant in California, the London-based company said on Feb. 1.
    Shell plans to stop oil-processing at its 110,000 barrel-a- day Hamburg facility in 2012 after failing to find a buyer, the company based in The Hague said on Jan. 12.
    Following are two tables. The first lists refineries around the world that have shut, are slated for permanent closure or conversion, units idled for economic reasons, and those that are up for sale. The second shows refinery sales that have been agreed or completed since early 2010. Capacity is shown in thousands of barrels of oil a day. [color=#ff0000 size=3]FOR SALE, CLOSURE OR CONVERSION

    Company Refinery Status Capacity

    [color=#0000ff size=3]EUROPE

    Petroplus Reichstett May stop oil 85
    France processing in the
    second quarter,
    company said on
    Feb. 3. Conversion
    to terminal
    announced Oct. 21.

    Unipetrol Pardubice Nine-week shutdown 20
    Paramo Czech Republic from Jan. 20 on
    low profits.

    Shell Hamburg Plans to convert 110
    Germany site into terminal
    in 2012, after
    failing to find
    buyer, company
    said on Jan. 12.

    OMV Arpechim Shut in June on 70
    Romania weak demand. First
    contacts with
    possible buyers,
    CEO said Nov. 19.

    Tamoil Cremona Plans to convert to 95
    Italy a storage facility
    at the end of 2011,
    company said Nov. 12.

    Conoco Wilhelmshaven Production won’t be 260
    Germany resumed, CEO said Oct.
    27. Plans remain for
    sale or conversion.

    Conoco Humber Will consider selling 221
    U.K. at “right price,”
    CEO said Oct. 27.

    Lyondell- Berre May sell unless 105
    Basell France profits improve, CEO
    said Sept. 16.

    PKN Orlen Lietuva Under review because 200
    Lithuania of low profitability,
    company said Aug. 15.

    Murphy Oil Milford Haven Up for sale, company 130
    Wales said July 22.
    Transaction expected
    in first quarter 2011.

    Total Lindsey Petroplus CEO said 221
    U.K. April 22 company
    makes non-binding

    Total Dunkirk Conversion to 137
    France terminal. Announced
    in March 2010.

    Chevron Pembroke Up for sale. 210
    U.K. Announced in March

    Petroplus Teesside Conversion to 117
    U.K. terminal end-2009.

    Total Gonfreville Crude unit shut in 173
    France August 2009.

    Shell Stanlow Up for sale. 233
    U.K. Announced in August

    [color=#0000ff size=3]NORTH/CENTRAL AMERICA

    BP Texas City Up for sale, company 475
    Texas said Feb. 1.

    BP Carson Up for sale, company 266
    California said Feb. 1.

    Valero Aruba At full rates since 275
    Jan. 31. Plant was
    shut in July 2009 on
    poor economics.
    Company pursues sale
    or joint venture.

    Marathon 6 refineries To be spun off into 1,140
    Marathon Petroleum,
    company said Jan. 13.

    Western Yorktown In process of 71
    Virginia converting to
    storage terminal,
    company said Dec. 8.
    Is also negotiating a
    sale and deal may
    occur in first or
    second quarter.

    Exxon Chalmette Some units will be 196
    Louisiana stopped, company
    said in August.

    Murphy Oil Meraux Up for sale. 125
    Louisiana Announced July 22.

    Murphy Oil Superior Up for sale. 35
    Wisconsin Announced July 22.

    Chevron Kapolei Operations may be 54
    Hawaii reduced, company
    announced in March

    Sunoco Eagle Point Shut on poor 150
    New Jersey economics in
    November 2009.
    Possible conversion
    to biofuels announced
    in February 2010.

    Alon Bakersfield Shut in January 2009 68
    California after Big West went
    bankrupt. Alon bought
    the plant in February
    2010 and said Jan. 28
    it expects to start
    production in June.

    Western Bloomfield Shut in late 2009 on 17
    New Mexico poor economics.
    Operates as a

    Valero Corpus Christi FCC shut on economics 20
    East, Texas in March 2009.

    Shell Montreal Conversion to 130
    Canada terminal after
    operations ceased in
    Oct. 2010.

    [color=#0000ff size=3]ASIA PACIFIC

    Showa Shell Keihin Permanent closure 120
    Japan of Ogimachi crude
    unit in September

    JX Holdings* Negishi Permanent closure 70
    Japan of a crude unit in
    October 2010.

    JX Holdings* Mizushima Permanent closure 110
    Japan of crude unit 2 in
    June 2010.

    JX Holdings* Oita Permanent closure 24
    Japan of crude unit 1 in
    May 2010.

    Fuji Oil Sodegaura Permanent closure 52
    Japan of crude unit 1 in
    November 2010.

    Nihonkai Oil Toyama Conversion to 60
    Japan terminal in March

    CPC Corp. Kaohsiung FCC shut on 25
    Taiwan economics in
    February 2009.

    *JX Holdings Inc. is the parent company of JX Nippon Oil &
    Energy Corp., Japan’s largest refiner, and was formed in April
    2010 after the merger of Nippon Oil Corp. and Nippon Mining
    Holdings Inc.

    [color=#ff0000 size=4]COMPLETED OR AGREED SALES

    [color=#000000 size=3]Company Refinery Status Capacity

    Ineos Grangemouth PetroChina buys 210
    Scotland 50 percent stake.
    Announced Jan. 31.

    Ineos Lavera PetroChina buys 210
    France 50 percent stake.
    Announced Jan. 31.

    Sunoco Toledo PBF Energy agrees 170
    Ohio to buy on Dec. 2.

    Shell Gothenburg Agreed sale to St1 78
    Sweden Oy of Finland on Oct.

    Marathon St. Paul Park TPG Capital agrees 74
    Minnesota to buy plant on
    Oct. 6.

    Valero Paulsboro PBF Energy agrees to 166
    New Jersey buy on Sept. 27 for
    $360 million.

    Shell Heide Agreed sale to 91
    Germany U.K.’s Klesch & Co.
    on Aug. 20.

    Valero Delaware City Sold to PBF Energy 190
    Delaware in April 2010.

    Shell Marsden Pt Shell sells 17% 109
    New Zealand share to Infratil
    and government
    pension fund in
    March 2010.

    Ruhr Oel* Gelsenkirchen Russia’s Rosneft 266
    Germany agrees to buy PDVSA’s
    50 percent stake in
    Ruhr Oel Oct. 15.

    Ruhr Oel* Miro Russia’s Rosneft 311
    Karlsruhe agrees to buy PDVSA’s
    Germany 50 percent stake in
    Ruhr Oel Oct. 15.

    Ruhr Oel* Bayernoil Russia’s Rosneft 240
    Neustadt agrees to buy PDVSA’s
    Vohburg 50 percent stake in
    Germany Ruhr Oel Oct. 15.

    Ruhr Oel* PCK Russia’s Rosneft 226
    Schwedt agrees to buys PDVSA’s
    Germany 50 percent stake in
    Ruhr Oel Oct. 15.

    * Ruhr Oel, part owned by BP, has a 100 percent stake in the
    Gelsenkirchen refinery and a 24 percent share in Miro’s
    Karlsruhe plant. It also holds a 25 percent share in Bayernoil
    and a 37.5 percent stake in the Schwedt facility. The sale was
    announced on Oct. 15.

    To contact the reporter on this story: Nidaa Bakhsh in London at

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    Charles Randall

    Here is update (see last post’s US closures 11/19/09 & 11/18/10)) on list / status of Major Refineries to Sell, Close or S/D in US/EU/Asia. Several of these are coking refineries that were also on my list of Lost Anode/Calcinable coke producing refineries (~32 worldwide – 11/19/10) where the petcoke would be lost as calcinable due closure or sales where a conversion to make fuel coke is very high.

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