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    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)
    UNPLANNED

    CANADA

    CARIBBEAN

    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.

    EAST COAST

    Sunoco Philadelphia, PA 330.0 Hydrotreater shut Dec 15 for maintenance; restart timing not
    known. Traders say unit remains shuttered on Jan 10.

    GULF COAST

    Pasadena Refining Pasadena, TX 100.0 Coker unit shut on Dec 10 due to fire. One man injured. Fire
    contained; cause under investigation.

    MIDWEST

    ConocoPhillips Roxana, IL 356.0 Coke drum fire and process unit upset on Dec 9, a filing to
    regulators said. Impact to production unclear.

    ROCKIES

    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.

    WEST COAST

    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.

    PLANNED

    CANADA

    CARIBBEAN

    EAST COAST

    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.

    GULF COAST

    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,
    2011.

    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.

    MIDWEST

    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
    of 2012.

    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.

    WEST COAST

    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
    01-10-121601ET

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