January 10, 2010 at 1:46 am #2813
US Refinery Status: Conoco Bayway Undergoing Planned Work
DOW JONES NEWSWIRES Jan. 08, 2010
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) is performing planned maintenance at its Bayway refinery in Linden, NJ, according to a company spokesperson who declined to provide further details. The Borger, Texas, plant is scheduled to restart the FCCU, unit 40, Thursday.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) said Thursday it plans to close its 130,000- barrel-per-day refinery in the city of Montreal East, Quebec, and convert it into a fuel terminal.
Husky Energy Inc.’s (HUSKF, HSE.T) refinery in Lima, Ohio, is returning to normal operations after the restart following a plant-wide turnaround in October was delayed by operations snags, a company spokesman said Thursday.
BP PLC (BP) reported Thursday unplanned flaring at its Carson, Calif., refinery. It is unclear whether this is related to the shutdown of a crude unit and a coker for planned seasonal work. Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
Sunoco Marcus Hook, 178.0 Pump failure caused FCCU to shut
PA Dec. 21, and restart process caused
flaring, a Pennsylvania officials said.
A flaring event was reported on the
Delaware side of the refinery, an
official said Dec. 23.
Exxon Baytown, TX 572.5 Booster Station 4 experienced
a line snag, which had a “minimal
impact on supplies,” co. said in
a Dec. 30 filing.
Plant girbotol, used to strip acid
gases from refinery gases, caused
flaring due to line restriction
Alon Big Spring 70.0 Mechanical snag at sulfur re- n/a
TX covery unit No. 2 causes brief
flaring event; impact on pro-
BP Texas City 455.8 Vapor recovery section at Dec 21
resid hydrotreating unit shut
Dec. 11 for 10 days of mainte-
FCCU #3 restarted after snag Dec. 14
Conoco Borger 146.0 Returned to normal operations
Tx after partial power failure Sat.,
Co. said Dec. 18.
Unidentified process upset Dec. 24
led to flaring.
Flint Corpus 300.0 Gasoil unit will be re- Dec 10
Hills Christi, TX started Dec. 10 after shutting
unplanned on Dec. 9.
Leaky component in hydrobon unit
was isolated at the East Refinery
on Dec. 28.
Lyondell Houston Crude Unit, 130 b/d, restarted
over the weekend after completing
mechanical repairs, Co. said Dec. 28.
It was at 50% after a leak was
discovered in an overhead line
Dec. 16, but was shut completely last
week to replace pipe.
Valero Corpus 315.0 Hydrodesulfurization unit in Dec 10
Christi, TX Complex 1 returned to service
Dec 10; shut Dec 8.
Work started at SRU starts
Leak found in sour water line
from the ULSD/SMR units at the
East Plant, filing said Jan. 2.
Valero Texas City 245.0 A small fire errupted Dec. 24
TX at the crude unit/overhead
fuel line at 5:30 a.m. No
reported injuries. Co. said
Dec. 28 that production of
gasoline and distillates
would be impacted during repairs;
no estimates given. Coker unit
that was shut because of this
restarted Dec. 30.
Explosion at boiler on Dec 4
resulted in one fatality and
injures two workers. Refinery
operations not affected.
Citgo Corpus Christi 163.0 Platformer reactor was shut after
TX a brief fire Dec. 30. No injuries.
Co. still assessing damages.
Husky Lima, OH 160.0 Refinery was being returned to
normal operations after a minor
fire damaged isocracker Nov. 21,
Co. said Jan. 7. Plant was running
at a reduced rate of 120,000 b/d.
Conoco Billings, MO 58.0 A fire erupted at a heavy oil tank
Dec. 24 and was contained with no
injuries. Plant operated normally
throughout, and the cause is being
investigated, Co. said Dec. 29.
Tesoro Salt Lake City 58.0 A small, brief fire erupted at a
UT low-sulfur pump Jan. 4 due to a
minor seal leak; no damages.
BP Ferndale 225.0 Refinery operations nearing Dec 10
WA normal rates Dec 10 after
steam/boiler snag on Dec 11.
BP Carson, CA 265.0 Unplanned flaring
event Dec. 28 was caused by
shutdown of fluid feed hydrogen
desulfurizer, which had no impact
on production, company said Dec. 29.
Reported unplanned flaring on Jan. 7.
Tesoro Wilmington 96.8 A crack in a storage tank caused
CA 4,600 barrels of naphtha to leak
Jan. 4. Co. said it had no impact
Shell Montreal 130.0 The refinery will be converted
Quebec into a fuel terminal, Co. said
Jan. 7. No timeline provided.
Valero Aruba 235.0 The refinery that was shut
in June for 2-3 months for
economic reasons is being
Sunoco Westville, NJ 145.0 Idling all refining Mid-Nov
operations indefinitely due
to poor economics, Co. said
Reformer unit shut in Girard n/a
Point section in early Oct
for economic reasons. Shutdown
to last 1-6 months.
Valero Delaware City 210.0 Plant to be permanently shut due
DE to poor economics, announced
Nov. 20. Delaware Official said
it would be shut on Nov. 22.
The plant’s production units will
be dismantled and disposed of in
coming months, Co. said Dec. 23.
Valero Paulsboro 185.0 Refinery will operate during Dec. 14-21
NJ FCCU work that began on Nov.
Nov. 28-29. The entire refinery
was scheduled to shut during the
work; the Co. also shortened the
duration of the FCCU work to 2-3
weeks from 6 on Dec. 3.
Conoco Linden, NJ 238.0 The Bayway refinery is undergoing
planned maintenance, Co. said Jan.7.
No details regarding unit(s) or
Western Yorktown 64.5 Planned work scheduled 3Q 2010.
Western Bloomfield, 16.8 Co. announced plans Nov. 9
NM to idle plant and shift
production to Gallup plant.
Tesoro Salt Lake City, 58.0 Planned turnaround in 2010;
Utah no timetable disclosed.
Tesoro Mandan, N.D. 58.0 Planned turnaround in 2010;
no timetable disclosed.
Alon Krotz Springs 80.0 Plantwide turnaround starts Nov. Dec.
LA. in Nov.
Chevron Pascagoula, 330.0 Pre-commercial heavy oil 2010
Miss. conversion project delayed
from 2008 to 2010 due to
Conoco Sweeny, TX 247.0 FCCU No. 3 shut 12/7 to con- Dec 17
nect wet gas scrubber.
Unit 3 shut to connect an Jan. 18
emission control device (wet
gas scrubber), which will not
affect refining operations,
a Jan. 4 filing stated.
Conoco Borger 146.0 FCCU, Unit 40, scheduled for
TX restart Jan. 7; flaring to last
Flint Corpus 288.1 $250 mln project for new Spr
Hills Christi, TX diesel desulfurization, 2010
sulfur recovery unit to begin
in Fall 2008. Construction
to last 18 months.
Marathon Garyville 245.0 Project to increase crude oil 4Q
LA refining capacity by 180,000- 2009
b/d 85% complete, as of end
April. New units expected
start up in 4Q 2009. Entire
refinery reaches full capacity 2Q’10
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 Corpus 340.0 Coker unit shutdown for econo– n/a
Christi, TX mic reasons and planned work;
delayed to June 19 from June
12. The 20,000-b/d unit will
remain off line through July
but could restart at any time
if margins improve.
20,000-b/d FCCU in East n/a
Plant shut; West Plant
50,000-b/d FCCU at reduced
rates since mid-Dec for
15,000-b/d HCU in East Plant
set for 18 days of work in Jan.
36,000-b/d HCU in West Plant
sent for 18 days of work in Feb.
Valero Norco, LA 250.0 Upgrade project to build 2012
a new diesel hydrotreater
unit moved from 2010 to
Turnaround at crude/ coker unit 1Q
set for 36 days in Jan.
to be shut for work.
The coker will operate at
50% of capacity when
restarted due to poor
Valero Port Arthur 325.0 77,000-b/d FCCU at reduced n/a
TX rates since mid-Dec for
45,000 b/d HCU to undergo Spring
38 days of work in March.
Valero Sunray, TX 170.0 55,000-b/d FCCU at reduced n/a
rates since mid-Dec for
Marathon Texas City 76.0 Shutting entire plant for
TX 14-day turnaround starting
Jan. 4; emissions expected
from FCC, SRU, platformer,
Western El Paso, TX 29.5 Planned work at south side of
plant, including crude unit
and FCCU in Jan for 20 days.
BP Carson, CA 265.0 Refinery operations will n/a
not be impacted by a
planned flaring event
A crude and a coker unit shut
for planned seasonal work, source
said Jan. 6. No details re duration
but supporting units may be shut
as well. Co. reported planned flaring
for Jan. 6-15.
Tesoro Golden Eagle 166.0 40 days of work, including FCCU, Feb.
alky starting Jan. 8
Tesoro Oahu, HI 94.0 Planned turnaround in 2010;
no timetable disclosed.
Valero Wilmington, 135.0 FCCU unit operating at normal rates,
CA Co. said Dec. 28, after turnaround
started in November was completed.
The crude and coker units shut for
part of this work were restarted
Dec. 9 and are operating normally.
Some units restarted, in- Dec 9
CA cluding crude and coker
units, while turnaround work
continues since Nov. 11 at
the FCCU. The FCCU is seen Dec 20
restarting around Dec 20.
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