February 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm #1944
US Refinery Status: ConocoPhillips’ NJ Refinery FCCU Off Line
Feb 10, 2012
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.
ConocoPhillips’ (COP) New Jersey refinery FCCU was taken off-line on Jan. 26, a trader doing business in the NY Harbor market said on Jan. 27. There was no further information available; ConocoPhillips doesn’t comment on day-to-day operations.
CVR Energy Inc. (CVI) on Jan. 26 reported emissions in connection with maintenance under way to repair damaged equipment at unspecified process units shut since Jan. 12 at its oil refinery in Wynnewood, Okla, a filing to regulators said. A previous filing identified said a crude unit was shut on Jan. 12 for what was expected to be three to four days of maintenance.
ConocoPhillips on Jan. 26 said talk and reports of a 50% reduction of crude oil throughput at its Wood River Refinery in Roxana, Ill. are unfounded and that operations at the 306,000-barrel-a-day plant are routine.
Hess Corp. (HES) on Jan. 25 said it may take its Port Reading, N.J., fluid catalytic cracking facility off-line for three weeks of turnaround maintenance. The decision to undergo repairs will be made after a technical analysis. The unit is operating, but catalyst loss has been somewhat higher than normal, a spokeswoman for the company said. The 70,000-barrel-a-day facility recently reported several flaring events to the National Response Center.
Tesoro Corp. (TSO) on Jan. 23 said some units at its refinery in Kapolei, Hawaii, were restarting and some were resuming normal operations following a series of power outages last week. The company declined to say which units were affected. 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 Crude throughput rates cut by an
unspecified amount for the past
several weeks due to economics
co. said on Jan 9.
Conoco Linden, NJ 238.0 FCCU (140,000-b/d) off-line,
Phillips traders said on Jan. 27. No
further info available; no
comment from co.
Sunoco Philadelphia 330.0 Hydrotreater shut Dec 15 for
PA maintenance; restart timing not
known. Traders said unit still
off-line on Jan 10.
Pasadena Pasadena TX 100.0 Coker unit shut on Dec 10 due to N/A
Refining fire. One man injured. Fire con-
tained; cause under investigation.
Conoco/ Wood River 306.0 Flaring/emissions event on Jan 22
Cenovus IL reported to regulators.
CVR Wynnewood OK 70.0 Repair work continues at crude
unit shut on Jan. 12 a Jan 26
filing to regulators said. The
initial filing said the work was
expected to take 3-4 days. The
co. doesn’t comment.
Sinclair Sinclair 80.0 Refinery at reduced rates fol-
WY lowing fires at CDU on Sept. 3
and Sept. 4. Repairs underway.
Plant continues to operate at re-
duced rates, sources said Nov. 11.
Exxon Torrance 155.0 Refinery returning to normal oper-
Mobil CA ations on Jan 11 after two temporary
external power outages shut some
units and slowed others on Jan 9.
HOVENSA St. Croix 350.0 Refinery operations to cease by Mid-
mid-Feb.; facility will be con- Feb.
verted to a products storage
terminal, the co. said on Jan 18.
Conoco Trainer, PA 185.0 Crude processing halted;
operations winding down,
the company said on Sept. 30.
The refinery will be
shuttered in six months if
Hess Port Reading 70.0 The FCCU facility may be shut
Corp NJ for three weeks turnaround
a co. executive said on Jan 25.
The unit has been operating but
is experiencing more catalyst
loss than usual.
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.
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 Jan 9.
Restart estimate not available.
Citgo Corpus 157.0 East Plant crude unit shut Jan
Christi, TX 10 for turnaround maintenance.
No other details provided.
Conoco Belle Chasse 247.0 Refinery up for sale a
Phillips LA Nov. 29 Bloomberg News
Conoco Westlake, LA 239.4 Planned maintenance currently
Phillips under way at unspecified unit(s)
the co. said on Jan 10; no other
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.
Motiva Port Arthur 285.0 Expansion project to increase 1Q
TX throughput capacity by 325,000 2012
b/d, to 610,000-b/d, slowed.
Completion now seen 1Q
2012, from 2010.
Valero McKee TX 170.0 Vacuum unit turnaround planned for
first half of 2012, company said.
Expansion project announced
March 2011 to increase crude oil
throughput by 25,000 b/d to
Valero Meraux, LA 135.0 FCCU will be shuttered during
alkylation unit turnaround main-
tenance that began wk of Jan 2
the co. said on Jan 9.
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 Ten weeks of work planned for mid-April
the crude and coker units start- 2012
ing Feb. 2012, co said on Nov. 1,
Valero Norco, LA 185.0 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
Valero Port Arthur 325.0 Hydrocracker project will pro- 2012
TX ceed and be completed in late
CVR Coffeyville 115.7 Second phase of turnaround work Q1
KS planned for Feb. 2012; first 2012
phase 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 planned at
Energy at aromatics unit in the fall
Husky Toledo, OH 140.0 Two turnarounds planned in 4Q 4thQ
Energy 2011; one for two weeks, one for 2011
25 days. The plant will run at
90% of capacity during work,
the co. said on Nov. 3, 2011.
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.
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