January 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm #1984
US Refinery Status: Exxon Reports Flaring At California RefineryDOW JONES NEWSWIRES Jan 10, 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.
Exxon Mobil Corp. on Jan. 10 said unplanned flaring at its oil refinery in Torrance, Calif., was caused by two temporary external power interruptions the day before. The impact of the outages is being assessed.
ConocoPhillips on Jan. 10 said planned maintenance is under way at its Lake Charles refinery in Westlake, La., but didn’t disclose the specific units involved or the duration of the work.
Valero Energy Corp. on Jan. 9 said crude oil throughput rates at its oil refinery on the island country of Aruba have been reduced by an unspecified amount for the past several weeks due to economics. The company is evaluating its options for the refinery on an ongoing basis.
Valero Energy Corp. on Jan. 9 said the FCCU at its oil refinery in Meraux, La., will be shut while planned turnaround maintenance is performed at the plant’s alkylation unit. The alkylation unit turnaround started last week.
Routine maintenance at an alkylation unit is on going at BP PLC’s oil refinery in Texas City, Texas, a person familiar with operations at the plant said on Jan. 9. The work got under way earlier this month, according to traders doing business with BP, but it isn’t clear when the unit will be returned to service.
Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
(in 000s bbl/day)
Valero Aruba, NL 235.0 Crude throughput rates cut by an unspecified amount for the past
several weeks due to economics co. said on Jan 9.
Sunoco Philadelphia, PA 330.0 Hydrotreater shut Dec 15 for maintenance; restart timing not
known. Traders say unit remains shuttered on Jan 10.
Pasadena Refining Pasadena, TX 100.0 Coker unit shut on Dec 10 due to fire. One man injured. Fire
contained; cause under investigation.
ConocoPhillips Roxana, IL 356.0 Coke drum fire and process unit upset on Dec 9, a filing to
regulators said. Impact to production unclear.
Sinclair Sinclair, WY 74.0 Refinery at reduced rates following
lowing fires at CDU on Sept. 3 and Sept. 4. Repairs underway.
Plant continues to operate at reduced rates, sources said Nov. 11.
ExxonMobil Torrance, CA 155.0 Two temporary external power outages on Jan 9 caused flaring. Impact on production being assessed the co. said on Jan 10.
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 not sold.
Sunoco Philadelphia, PA 335.0 Refineries up for sale on July Sunoco Marcus Hook, PA 190.0 Sept. 6; Marcus Hook shut Dec. 1 ahead of schedule
due to poor refining econimics. Phila. to shut in July.
BP Texas City, TX 406.6 Alkylation unit routine maintenance that began earlier in
Jan continues, a person familiar with the refinery said on Jan 9.
Restart estimate not available.
ConocoPhillips Belle Chasse, LA 247.0 Refinery up for sale a Nov. 29 Bloomberg News report said.
ConocoPhillips Westlake, LA 239.4 Planned maintenance currently under way at unspecified unit(s)
the co. said on Jan 10; no other details provided.
CVR Energy Wynnewood, OK 54.0 Maintenance turnaround for up to 40 days starting in 3Q 2013.
HollyFrontier Artesia, NM 100.0 Crude runs will be reduced by 50% during 30 days of major turnaround maintenance in early 2012, the Co.
said on Aug. 5.
Motiva Port Arthur, TX 285.0 Expansion project to increase throughput capacity by 325,000 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 195,000 b/d.
Valero Meraux, LA 135.0 FCCU will be shuttered during
alkylation unit turnaround maintenance 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 starting Feb. 2012, co said on Nov. 1,
Valero Norco, LA 185.0 Hydrocracker project will proceed and be completed in late 2013, the co. said on 7/27/10.
Upgrade project to build 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.
CVR Coffeyville, KS 115.7 Second phase of turnaround work planned for Feb. 2012; first phase concluded in Nov. 2011.
CVR Wynnewood, OK 54.0 30-40 days maintenance planned in 3rd Q 2013, the co. said on
Nov. 3, 2011.
HollyFrontier Tulsa, OK 125.0 The entire refinery will be shut while West Plant section undergoes goes major turnaround maintenance in late 2012, the Co. said on Aug. 5, 2011.
Husky Energy Lima, OH 160.0 15-days of maintenance planned aromatics unit in the fall
Husky Energy Toledo, OH 140.0 Two turnarounds planned in 4Q 2011; one for two weeks, one for 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 b/d by 2nd quarter 2012.
Valero Memphis, TN 180.0 Five weeks of maintenance on early-April
crude unit starting in March. 2012, co. said on Nov. 1, 2011.
Tesoro West Coast N/A Q4 2011 maintenance at West Coast refineries delayed until
2012. Further details not provided.
Valero Wilmington, CA 78.0 Four weeks of maintenance for Feb. 2012
crude and coker units starting in January 2012, Co. said on
Nov. 1, 2011.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
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