July 1, 2011 at 3:08 pm #2213
Refinery Status: Chevron Has Compressor Trip At Pascagoula Refinery
Published June 30, 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.
Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) is performing unplanned maintenance on the vacuum jet compressor in the eastern part of its 115,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, according to a government filing made public June 30.
Chevron Corp. (CVX) reported a compressor trip on June 29 at its refinery in Pascagoula, Miss., according to a government filing made public Thursday.
Husky Energy Inc.(HUSKF, HSE.T) shut its 150,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Lima, Ohio, for up to 10 days to repair a leak in the crude distillation unit furnace, the company said June 28.
CVR Energy Inc. (CVI) shut down units at its 115,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Coffeyville, Ka., on June 27, according to a government filing made public June 28.
Sunoco Inc. (SUN) was restarting the reformer and hydrotreater at its 335,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Philadelphia, Penn., after starting unplanned maintenance on the units that started on June 19.
ConocoPhillps said on June 27 its 306,000 barrel-a-day Wood River refinery in Roxana, Ill., would run at reduced rates “for several days” after a power outage the previous weekend.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) reported a furnace outage on June 24 at its 240,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Joliet, Ill., accoridng to a government filing. The Joliet refinery had cut production during the previous week because of a similar problem, according to a government filing.
Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) said June 23 that it was performing maintenance at the western section of its 142,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Corpus Christi. A company spokesman said the activity would not impact production.
Chevron Corp. (CVX) said a June 22 upset at its 243,000 barrel-a-day refinery refinery in Richmond, Ca., led to flaring.
BP PLC (BP) said on June 21 its 475,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Texas City, Texas, would return to full capacity by August after an April power outage left it running at half capacity.
ConocoPhillips (COP) reported flaring at its 247,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Sweeney, Texas, on June 21 because of problems with the coker unit.
ConocoPhillips (COP) reported emissions at its 76,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Rodeo, Ca., after an unspecified unit startup on June 21.
Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) reported emissions at its 144,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Benicia, Ca., refinery on June 21. The event did not cause production issues, a company spokesman said.
Alon USA Energy Inc. (ALJ) reported a power outage on June 20 at its 67,000 barrel-a-day Big Spring refinery in Texas. The same refinery on June 20 experienced excess opacity amid maintenance work being performed as part of the annual turnaround.
ConocoPhillips (COP) reported emissions at its 139,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Wilmington, Ca., on June 20, according to a filing with state regulators.
Delek US Holdings, Inc. (DK) on June 17 said its refinery in El Dorado, Arkansas, had resumed normal operating rates on June 15. The plant had been operating at reduced rates since May 8 due to flooding along the Mississippi River. Valero Energy Corp.’s (VLO) oil refinery in Aruba continues to operate at reduced rates after a power outage in one section of the plant on June 9 knocked some processing units off line, company spokesman Bill Day said on June 17.
Valero Energy Corp. on June 22 said operations at its Port Arthur refinery is returning to planned rates after the plant’s coker unit was restarted after a shutdown on June 6 because of a power failure.
Valero Energy Corp. said June 22 it was bringing its 235,000 barrel-a-day Aruba refinery to planned operating rates after a reduction because of a June 9 power outage.
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 returning to planned rates after June 9 power outage, company said June 22.
Conoco Linden, NJ 238.0 Refinery resumed normal rates June 14 after a furnace fire at crude unit June 1, the co. said on June 14.
Sunoco Philadelphia, 335.0 Company attempted restarts of PA. reformer and hydrotreater on June 27.
Alon Big Spring, 67.0 Power outage on June 20 because TX of wildfire. Company trying to restart.
BP Texas City 437.0 FCCU-1 shut unplanned on June 13; N/A TX no estimate for restart, a source said on June 14. FCCU-3 at planned rates on June June 11 13 after weekend restart. Unit shut on June 7 for 48-hours maintenance to wet gas scrubber. Refinery should return to full capacity in August after April power outage reduced rates.
Chevron Pascagoula 330.0 One of two crude units experienced MS an “isolated fire” early May 10 that lasted about an hour. Co. declined to comment on the status of the unit and the refinery.
Shell Deer Park, TX 327.0 June 13 reported flaring at coker unit; impact on operations unclear.
Valero Port Arthur, TX 285.0 Plant returning to planned rates on June 22 after June 6 power failure resulted in the shut down of a coker unit. Crude throughput and production had been reduced since June 6.
Exxon Joliet, IL 238.6 Sulfur furnace being repaired as of June 20. Impact on operations unknown.
CVR Coffeyville,KS 115.0 Unspecified units taken down for Energy repair on June 27.
Frontier El Dorado, 130.0 Sulfur recover unit failure results in emissions, a filing to statue regulators on June 19 said. Impact on operations unclear.
Conoco Rodeo, CA 76.0 An unspecfifed unit startup resulted in emissions June 21.
Valero Wilmington 135.0 Unplanned flaring between June CA 13-18 will have no impact on production, the company said on June 15.
Alon Big Spring, TX 67.0 Planned turnaround maintenance causes excess opacity, a filing said on June 20.
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.
Valero Corpus Christi, TX 142.0 Coker brought down for planned maintenance, company said in May 25 government filing.
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 185.0 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 at Pipestill 12 delayed by 3 months; it was supposed to begin in November, a source said on Mar 25.
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.
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