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    Refinery Status: Valero Starts FCCU Work At McKee Refinery
    DOW JONES NEWSWIRES – 04/05/2012
    The following table lists unplanned and planned production outages at U.S. refineries as reported by Dow Jones Newswires. The information is compiled from both official and unofficial refining sources and doesn’t purport to be a comprehensive list.
    Valero Energy Corp. on April 2 said previously announced planned turnaround maintenance on a key gasoline-making fluid catalytic cracking unit at it’s oil refinery in McKee, Texas, got under way over the weekend. The work is expected to take about five weeks to complete.
    Planned flaring scheduled for April 3-6 at BP’s Carson, Calif., refinery is the result of scheduled maintenance, a person familiar with the plant said on April 2.
    BP PLC on March 30 said an Ultracracker unit at its oil refinery in Texas City, Texas, began the process of restarting, a filing to Texas environmental regulators said. It isn’t clear when the unit was taken out of service.
    Sunoco Inc. reported the start up of a hydrotreater unit and a compressor malfunction at another hydrotreater unit at its Philadelphia refining complex to Philadelphia environmental regulators, a filing made public on March 30 said.
    A fluid catalytic cracker main air blower instrument failed on Mar. 27, at ExxonMobil’s 345,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Beaumont, Tx. The co. expects some impact to production, according to the Texas Commission On Environmental Quality.
    A Mar. 25 fire at ExxonMobil’s 60,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Billings, Montana refinery was extinguished in a couple of hours and no injuries were associated with the incident. Production wasn’t significantly affected, the co. said.
    For more detailed information, search Dow Jones Newswires using the code N/ REF. Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
    (in 000 bbl/day)
    UNPLANNED

    CANADA

    CARIBBEAN

    EAST COAST

    Sunoco Philadelphia 335.0 Hydrotreater 865 restarted on
    PA Mar 23; hydrotreater 859 had
    compressor problem on Mar 28.


    GULF COAST

    BP Texas City 406.5 Ultracracker unit in restart on
    TX March 30; unclear when it was
    shut.

    Pasadena Pasadena TX 100.0 Coker unit damanged by Dec 10 N/A
    Refining fire. Fire contained; no other
    units affected, the co. said
    on Dec. 12. On Jan 27, the co.
    said there was no change since
    the Dec. 12 statement; no re-
    start timing.

    MIDWEST

    Exxon Channahon 240.0 Gas compressor unit shut at
    Mobil IL catalytic hydrodesulfuriza-
    tion unit on Mar 12. No other
    details provided.

    ROCKIES

    WEST COAST

    BP Ferndale, 230.0 Refinery idled after Feb. 17 End
    WA fire at crude unit. Repairs
    expected to go on through April.

    PLANNED

    CANADA

    Husky Saskatchewan 21-days maintenance set in 1stH
    Upgrader first half 2012 at hydrogen 2012
    plant, the co. said on Feb 9.

    Husky Saskatchewan Major turnaround to take place Spring
    Refinery in spring of 2013. Plant-wide 2013
    shutdown for inspection and
    equipment repairs.

    CARIBBEAN

    HOVENSA St. Croix 350.0 Refinery shutdown completed, the Feb 21
    co. said on Feb. 21. The facility 2012
    will be operated as a products
    storage terminal
    .

    Valero Aruba 235.0 Operations will be suspended at the
    end of March due to economics, the co.
    said on Mar 19.
    EAST COAST

    Conoco Trainer, PA 185.0 Crude processing halted;
    operations winding down,
    on Sept. 30.
    The refinery will be
    shuttered in six months if
    not sold.

    Sunoco Philadelphia 335.0 Refineries up for sale on July
    Marcus Hook 190.0 Sept. 6; Marcus Hook shut 2012
    Dec. 1 ahead of schedule
    due to poor refining econo-
    mics. Phila. to shut in July.

    GULF COAST

    BP Texas City 406.6 FCCU and Alkylation unit routine
    TX maintenance that began earlier in
    Jan continues, a person familiar
    with the refinery said on Feb 8.
    Restart estimate not available.

    Conoco Belle Chasse 247.0 Refinery up for sale a
    Phillips LA Nov. 29 Bloomberg News
    report said.

    Exxon Baytown 560.6 Two months turnaround work got Feb
    Mobil TX under way on Feb. 1 at an alky- 24
    lation unit and FCCU.

    Holly Artesia, NM 100.0 Crude runs will be reduced by Early
    Frontier 50% during 30 days of major turn- 2012
    maintenance in early 2012, the Co.
    said on Aug. 5.

    Valero McKee TX 170.0 5 week FCCU turnaround began on May 5
    March 31 weekend, the co. said
    Apr 2.

    Vacuum unit turnaround planned in
    first half of 2012, company said.

    Expansion project announced
    March 2011 to increase crude oil
    throughput by 25,000 b/d to
    195,000 b/d.

    Valero Meraux, LA 135.0 FCCU will be shuttered during
    alkylation unit turnaround main-
    tenance that began wk of Jan 2.
    Work continues the co. said on 3/28.

    Valero Houston,TX 88.0 Seven weeks of FCCU maintnance end-March
    starting in Feb. 2012 the Co.
    said on Nov. 1, 2011.

    Valero Norco, LA 185.0 Co. on Jan. 31 said 10-weeks of April
    planned crude/coker unit mainte– 2012
    will get under way in Feb.

    Hydrocracker project will pro- 2013
    ceed and be completed in late
    2013, the co. said on 7/27/10.

    Upgrade project to build 2012
    a new diesel hydrotreater
    unit moved from 2010 to
    4Q 2012.

    Valero Port Arthur 325.0 Hydrocracker project will pro- 2012
    TX ceed and be completed in late
    2012.

    MIDWEST

    CVR Coffeyville 115.7 Final phase of turnaround work Q1
    KS will begin Feb 28 at crude unit 2012
    No. 2, coker, vacuum unit No. 2,
    hydrotreater for 4-5 weeks. First
    two phases concluded in Nov 2011.

    CVR Wynnewood 54.0 30-40 days maintenance planned Q3
    OK in 3rd Q 2013, the co. said on 2013
    Nov. 3, 2011.

    Holly Tulsa, OK 125.0 The entire refinery will be shut Late
    Frontier while West Plant section under- 2012
    goes major turnaround maintenance
    in late 2012, the Co. said on
    Aug. 5, 2011.

    Husky Lima, OH 160.0 15-days of maintenance at diesel 4Q
    Energy hydrotreater; 29-day at aromatics 2012
    unit set for 4Q 2012, the co.
    on Feb 9.

    New 20,000-b/d kerosene hydro- 1stH
    treater will start up in 1st 2013
    half 2013, to co. said on Feb 9,
    2012.

    45-days of major turnaround sched-
    uled in 2014; 70% of units involved.
    Remaining 30% will under go major
    turnaround in 2015, the co. said
    on Feb 9, 2012.

    Husky Toledo, OH 140.0 Minor turnaround planned in mid-
    Energy 2012; the partial outage will
    last about 21 days, the co. said
    on Feb. 9.

    Tesoro Mandan, ND 58.0 Total crude-oil processing capa- 2nd Q
    city to increase by 17% to 68,000 2012
    b/d by 2nd quarter 2012.

    Valero Memphis, TN 180.0 Five weeks of maintenance on early-April
    crude unit starting in March. 2012
    2012, co. said on Nov. 1, 2011.

    ROCKIES

    WEST COAST

    Alon Bakersfield 14.5 Refining operations halted for
    CA at least one month for econo-
    mic reasons,
    a local news re-
    port said on Jan 15.

    BP Carson, CA 265.0 Planned CDU maintenance begins Mar 26
    Dow Jones Newswires 04-02-121509ET

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