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Update May 2010 – Table of US/CA/Caribb Refinery Maint & SD Schedules

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    US Refinery Status:Valero Port Arthur Coker At Reduced Rates

    DOW JONES NEWSWIRES May 5, 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.
    Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) said Tuesday that the delayed coker at its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery is operating at reduced rates amid repairs. The fluid catalytic cracker at Valero’s Memphis refinery was returning toward planned rates after completing turnaround work, a spokesman said Tuesday.

    ConocoPhillips (COP) has completed planned maintenance at its Bayway refinery in Linden, N.J., a company spokesman said Monday.
    LyondellBasell Industries’s (LALLV) Houston refinery reported Monday that a rupture disc blew, resulting in emissions from unit 433, according to a filing with state environmental regulators.
    CVR Energy Inc. (CVI) said Tuesday that the startup of the new ultra low sulfur gasoline unit at its Coffeyville, Kansas, refinery was moved up to the second quarter versus the previous estimate to have it running by year end.
    For more detailed information, search Dow Jones Newswires using the code N/ REF. Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
    (in 000s bbl/day)

    UNPLANNED

    GULF COAST

    Exxon Baton Rouge 503.0 Three workers injured in a fire
    La. on April 14. Fire was “brief” and
    occurred at a gas compressor, but
    general operations were not affected,
    Co. said April 15.

    Exxon Beaumont 344.5 Reported crack in coke drum
    TX April 24.

    Motiva Port Arthur 285.0 Contract worker dies on 4/19;
    TX the cause is under investi-
    gation.
    Restarted delayed coking unit
    on April 11 after experiencing a
    wet gas compressor trip, a filing
    stated.

    Valero Houston 145.0 SAT gas comprsesor tripped offline
    TX May 1 related to a crude unit, and
    was restated as quickly as possible.

    Lyondell Houston 268.0 Rupture disc blew, resulitng in
    TX in emissions at Unit 433; no
    other units damaged or off-site
    impact, Co. reported May 3.

    MIDWEST

    Conoco Wood River 306.0 Fire broke out at S-Zorb sulfur
    IL treating unit April 29; there
    were no injuries and the unit
    is being investigated.

    ROCKY MOUNTAINS

    WEST COAST

    Chevron El Segundo 279.0 Isomax plant shut March 19 n/a
    CA due to “small” fire. No
    estimate on restart.

    Tesoro Wilmington 100.0 Hydrocracker Unit Shut April 5.

    Tesoro Anacortes 120.0 Fire at naphtha unit April 2
    WA killed seven.

    All production operations to
    temporarily shut down later this
    month until repairs are done and
    investigations progress, company said
    April 12. Supply will be met from
    other companies’ refineries or from
    spot market. Plant was processing
    70,000 b/d if crude after blast.

    Plant will be shut through 2Q,
    Co. said April 30.

    Exxon Torrance, CA 150.0 Hydrocracker – 20,500 b/d – was
    shut April 28 after a compresor
    went offline, Co. said April 29.
    Impact unclear.

    PLANNED

    CANADA

    Shell Montreal 130.0 The refinery will be converted
    Quebec into a fuel terminal, Co. said
    Jan. 7. No timeline provided.

    CARIBBEAN

    Valero Aruba 235.0 The plant, which
    was shut in June for 2-3
    months for economic reasons was
    closed indefinitely in Nov.

    EAST COAST

    Conoco Linden, NJ 238.0 Bayway turnaround completed,
    Co. said May 3.

    Hess Port Month-long turnaround work
    Reading NJ will take place in April at
    the plant’s 70,000-b/d
    FCCU; the refinery does not
    process crude oil.

    Sunoco Westville 145.0 Idling all Eagle Point refin- n/a
    NJ ing operations indefinitely due
    to poor economics, Co. said
    Oct. 6.

    Valero Delaware 210.0 PBF Investments has reached deal April 2012 to buy plant. Could be fully operational
    by April 2012.

    Western Yorktown 64.5 Planned work scheduled 3Q 2010. Q3 2010
    VA

    GULF COAST

    Alon Krotz 100.0 Refinery will restart in
    Springs, La. April.

    BP Texas City 455.8 Planned work began at an FCC
    vessel April 23.

    Chevron Pascagoula 330.0 Pre-commercial heavy oil 2010
    Miss. conversion project delayed
    from 2008 to 2010 due to
    economic factors.

    Work is progressing on the
    continuous catalytic reformer,
    expected to be completed by
    mid-2010, Co. said Feb. 25.
    Co. is planning to put a premium
    base-oil facility at plant.

    Flint Corpus $250 mln project for new Spring 2010
    Hills Christi, TX diesel desulfurization,
    sulfur recovery unit to begin
    in Fall 2008. Construction
    to last 18 months.

    Maintenance at one of three May 3
    compressors at the flare gas
    recovery unit on April 26-May 3

    Marathon Garyville 436.0 Plant operating at newly ex- n/a
    LA panded capacity and may ex-
    ceed it, the co. said on March
    25.

    Motiva Convent, LA 235.0 Planned turnaround maintenance Early
    began Jan 28 at several un- April
    specified process units. Re-
    start seen in early April.

    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 Plant shut; West Plant n/a
    Christi, TX 50,000-b/d FCCU at reduced
    rates since mid-Dec for
    economic reasons.

    36,000-b/d HCU in West Plant March
    restarted, Co. said March 16,
    after about 18 days of work
    delayed from Feb.

    Planned work on SMR unit began
    at West Plant on April 12.
    Reported restart of equipment
    after maintenance at West Plant’s
    Complex 1 and 3 on April 15.

    Emissions at East Plant April 24
    related to Complex 7 fuel gas
    system; co. changed a part at
    the unit’s scrubber.

    Valero Norco, LA 250.0 Upgrade project to build 2012
    a new diesel hydrotreater
    unit moved from 2010 to
    4Q 2012.

    Valero Port Arthur 325.0 Hydrocracker turnaround lasting
    38 days has begun, Co. said
    March 15. Returned to planned
    rates, co said April 26.

    Delayed coker operating at
    reduced rates as repairs are
    done at one of its three
    modules, Co. said May 4.

    77,000-b/d FCCU at reduced n/a
    rates since mid-Dec for
    economic reasons.

    Valero Memphis, TN 195.0 Fire erupted at a selective
    hydrogenation unit April 29;
    it was quickly extinguished
    and one worker in serious
    condition due to burns.
    Fire damage was relatively
    minor and any delay to related
    FCCU would be minimal, Co. said
    April 30. Entire plant is in a
    turnaround.

    Valero Sunray, TX 170.0 55,000-b/d FCCU at reduced n/a
    rates since mid-Dec for
    economic reasons.

    FCCU was at planned rates
    Co. said April 23. Unit was
    expected to take place on
    April 18-24, a filing prior
    to the start date said.
    MIDWEST

    BP Toledo, OH 155.0 $400 million upgrade 2012
    to start 2010.

    Valero Memphis, TN 195.0 Crude unit restarted, while end-
    overhaul of FCCU and alky- April
    lation unit continues, the
    company said March 26.
    The entire plant had been
    off-line since March 14.

    Marathon Catlettsburg 226.0 Units being restarted after
    KY completing turnaround
    plantwide, Co. April 21.
    Work began early March.

    CVR Coffeyville 115.0 New ultra low sulfur gasoline
    unit will be brought online
    in 2Q, Co. said May 3.
    Previous target was to have
    unit up by end of 2010.

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN

    Suncor Commerce 93.0 No. 1 Crude unit will shut for Mar 22
    City, CO planned maintenance on Mar 6;
    restart Mar 22.
    Cryo Unit will shut for planned Apr 4
    maintnenance Mar 20; restart
    April 4.
    Planned work at reformer unit Fall
    deferred to Fall 2010 from Feb 2010
    28 start date.

    Tesoro Mandan, N.D. 60.0 Plant being shut April 16 for Late May
    30-day turnaround maintenance
    beginning April 19, a state
    environmental official said
    April 16. Co. said April 16
    it started on schedule and
    will continue till late May.

    WEST COAST

    Exxon Torrance, CA 150.0 Planned flaring activity to take
    place April 18-30. It is releated
    to turnaround maintenance since
    March, Co. said April 16.

    BP Carson, CA 265.0 Planned flaring activity on
    March 29-April 20 and, Co. reported
    in filings.

    Planned flaring activity reported
    for April 23-May 7, an April 22
    filing said.

    Six days of flaring to begin on
    May 4, a filing stated.

    Conoco Wilmington 139.0 Scheduled maintenance activity
    CA has begun, Co. said April 23. Co.
    declined to provide details about
    the units involved or the schedule.
    Traders familiar with operations
    said work includes a
    hydrotreater.

    Tesoro Golden Eagle 166.0 Turnaround work began in early n/a
    Martinez, Dec at FCCU and alkylation
    CA unit, the Co. said on Feb 3.
    Restart timing unclear.
    Other major turnaround mainte- 2011
    nance deferred to 2011 from
    late 2009, the Co. said Feb 3.

    Tesoro Oahu, HI 94.0 Planned turnaround work will
    Kapolei begin 3Q, 2010, the Co. said
    on Feb 3.

    Planned work deferred to 2011 from
    late 2009, the Co. said Feb 3.

    Chevron El Segundo 279.0 Reported flaring and cause was being
    CA investigated, an April 9 filing said.

    (END) Dow Jones Newswires
    05-05-100954ET

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