May 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm #2257
Refinery Status:Exxon Closes Docks And Pipelines At Baton Rouge Refinery
Published May 17, 2011 | Dow Jones Newswires
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.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSA.LN) was restarting May 17 a hydrocracker at its 155,600 barrel-a-day refinery in Martinez, Ca., sources said.
Exxon Mobil Corp. cut production by at least 50,000 barrels a day at its 504,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Baton Rouge, La., because of flooding in the area, a person familiar the refinery said on May 13. An Exxon spokesman declined to comment on the refinery’s production rate.
Exxon Mobil Corp. said May 13 it had shut-in segments of the pipelines servicing its refinery in Baton Rouge, La., because of flooding in the region. The company said on May 14 it had closed the docks at the refinery becuase of flooding.
ConocoPhillips restarted a coker unit that was shut down after a power failure hit its oil refinery in Sweeny, Texas, a company spokesman said May 16.
Total S.A.’s oil refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, shut down a naphtha hydrotreater and cut rates at a reformer unit because of equipment failure May 11, according to filing with state environmental regulators.
Citgo Petroleum Corp. shut a unit at its oil refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, to repair a leak May 10, a company official said.
Motiva Enterprise LLC’s in Norco, La., is preparing for a possible supply disruption because of rising water levels on the Mississippi River, which could include moving product by rail or truck, a spokesman said May 10.
Chevron Corp. (CVX) quickly extinguished an isolated fire at one of the crude units at the Pascagoula, Miss., oil refinery early Monday morning, a spokeswoman said. The company declined to comment on the status of the unit or the refinery.
For more detailed information, search Dow Jones Newswires using the code N/REF.
Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart (in 000s bbl/day)
Valero Aruba 235.0 Refinery was at planned rates May 9 after restarting a crude unit shut nearly two weeks earlier to repair a leak.
Exxon Baton Rouge, 506.0 Cut production by at least 50,000 May 13 LA. b/d and closed docks and pipelines because of flooding in region.
Chevron Pascagoula, MS 330.0 One of two crude units experienced an “isolated fire” early May 10 that lasted about an hour. Co. declined to comment on the status of the unit and the refinery.
BP Texas City, TX 437.0 Restart efforts continue; RHU trains restarted on May 7. Several process units restarted May 1-7 a source said on May 2. It will take several days for the plant to reach normal rates. Power outage on Apr 25/26 resulted in plant wide shutdown.
Alon Big Spring, TX 67.0 A ‘bad wire’ caused emissions at sulfur recovery unit No. 2 May 9.
Exxon Joliet, IL 238.6 Refinery operating normally after an upset at a sulfur recovery unit May 8, Co. said May 9.
Holly Tulsa, OK 125.0 Crude unit shut on April 22 for unplanned maintenance restarted; 15 refinery should return to normal run rates in the week starting May 8, the co. said on May 5.
Conoco Wilmington, CA 139.0 Several processing units restarted and at normal rates on May 3 after shut down on May 2 due to power dip. Shell Martinez, CA 156.5 Restarted hydrocracker after May 17 shutdown on May 16.
Suncor Edmonton 135.0 4 weeks of planned work starts Apr 22 at one of two crude units and associated equip.
Hovensa St. Croix 350.0 Restarting distillate desulfurizer May unit No. 4 in May, Co. said April 15. Unit was damaged by Feb. 11 fire and a replacement one was brought online.
PBF Delaware, DE 210.0 Plant expected to start up in 2nd Q in 2Q of 2011.
PBF Paulsboro, NJ 185.0 Refinery up and running after May 4 recently concluding planned turnaround maintenance, the co. said on May 4.
Sunoco Philadelphia, PA 335.0 Refinery operating at planned May rates after multiple outages, the co. said on May 5.
Lyondell-Basell Houston, TX 270.0 FCCU rate cut on Apr 22 following upset. Unit status remains unclear on May 3; the co. won’t comment.
Motiva Port Arthur, TX 285.0 Expansion project to increase 1Q throughput capacity by 325,000 2012 b/d, to 610,000-b/d, slowed. Completion now seen 1Q 2012, from 2010.
Pasadena (Petrobras) Pasadena, TX 56.0 FCCU, 56,000-b/d, will be taken out of service Feb. 28 for 44 days days planned work. Co. preparing statement regarding the FCCU on May 2.
Valero McKee TX 170.0 Vacuum unit turnaround planned for first half of 2012, co. said. Expansion project announced on March 2011 to increase crude oil throughput by 25,000 b/d to 195,000 b/d.
Valero Norco, LA 250.0 Turnaround maintenance at FCCU mid-May and alkylation unit seen ending by mid-May, the co. said on April 26. Work began on 3/7. Hydrocracker project will proceed 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, TX 325.0 Hydrocracker project will proceed and be completed in late 2012.
BP Whiting, IN 405.0 Turnaround will start at the End-May end of March at Reformer No. 4 and alkylation unit for 60 days, source said on Mar 25. Turnaround at Pipestill 12 delayed by 3 months; it was supposed to begin in November, a source said on Mar 25.
Frontier Cheyenne, WY 47.0 Refinery to return to targeted May 8- run rates week starting May 8 15 after undergoing equipment upgrades, the co. said on May 5.
CVR Coffeyville, KS 115.7 Periodic turnaround will take place in two phases beginning in Fall 2011 and completed in Spring 2012.
Tesoro Mandan, ND 58.0 Total crude-oil processing capacity to increase by 17% to 68,000 2012 b/d by 2nd quarter 2012.
Conoco Carson, CA 139.0 Planned maintenance under way at Phillips unspecified units the co. said on April 25. Traders said work is being performed at a crude an coker unit.
Tesoro Anacortes, WA 120.0 Planned maintenance under way May 2 since April 29 expected to conclude on May 2; no impact to production.
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