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Update Nov 2011 – US Refinery Plan & UnPlan Turnaround

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    US Refinery Status: Husky Refinery Undergoing 4Q
    Published Nov 04, 2012 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.
    CVR Energy Inc. said Nov. 3 that its newly acquired 54,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Wynnewood, Okla., will undergo 30-40 days of maintenance in the third quarter of 2013. During turnaround, the entire plant will be offline, CVR said.
    CVR Energy Inc. (CVI) said Nov. 3 that maintenance that began in the first week of October at its 115,000 barrel-a-day Coffeyville, Kan., refinery will continue until sometime in the first quarter of 2012. The refinery will run at up to 85,000 barrels a day during the fourth quarter, CVR said.
    Husky Energy Inc. (HSE) said Nov. 3 its Toledo refinery will under go two maintenance turnarounds during the fourth quarter, one for two weeks and another for 25 days. During maintenance, the refinery will run at 90% of its normal utlization rate, Husky said.
    Tesoro Corp. said Nov. 3 it will delay maintenance on its West Coast refineries originally scheduled for the fourth quarter until 2012.
    Chevron Corp. will finish maintenance of the FCCU at its refinery in El Segundo, Cali., by Nov. 20, sources said.
    Marathon Petroleum said Nov. 1 it restarted the crude distillation unit at its refinery in Catlettsburg, Ky., following a week of planned maintenance.
    Valero Energy Corp. on Nov. 1 announced its first quarter 2012 turnaround schedule for its refineries in Houston, Texas; Norco, La.; Wilmington, Cali.; and Memphis, Tenn. The dates and units effected can be found in the chart below.
    BP PLC took down one of the three crude units at its refinery in Whiting, Ind., for maintenance during the weekend of Oct. 30, said a source familiar with the refinery. A restart date was unknown.
    Total SA will extend a maintenance turnarond currently underway at its Port Arthur refinery to around Nov. 9, a source said Oct. 26. The work on the refinery’s crude unit and FCCU was originally scheduled to finish by Nov 5.
    ConocoPhillips on Oct. 24 had an unspecified unit go out at its refinery in Belle Chasse, La., according to a filing made on Oct. 25.
    Valero Energy Corp. on Oct. 21 said previously announced turnaround maintenance at a crude distillation unit and a coker unit began at its oil refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas. The turnaround is expected to conclude in three weeks.
    Valero Energy Corp. on Oct. 20 said emissions reported to Texas State environmental regulators the day before were associated with the end of some of the turnaround maintenance underway since late September at its oil refinery in Three Rivers, Texas. Turnaround continues at parts of the plant; restart seen in early Nov.
    Suncor Energy Inc.’s (SU) oil refinery in Edmonton, Alberta, will be operating at reduced rates over the next two weeks due to a disruption in hydrogen supplies, a company spokeswoman said on Oct. 11. The disruption in hydrogen supplies occurred at a third-party supplier which told Suncor it would be unable to supply hydrogen over the next two weeks.
    For more detailed information, search Dow Jones Newswires using the code N/REF.
    Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart (in 000s bbl/day)
    UNPLANNED
    CANADA
    Suncor Edmonton, CA 135.0 Refinery will operate at reduced rates for two weeks due to a disruption in supplies from a 3rd-party supplier, co. said on Oct. 11.
    CARIBBEAN
    EAST COAST
    Sunoco Marcus Hook, PA 178.0 FCCU shut Oct. 11 restarted Oct. 16-17. Crude unit, reformer unit shut Oct. 3 for two weeks maintenance to re-start on Oct. 19, traders said.
    GULF COAST
    ConocoPhillips Belle Chasse, La. Unspecified unit malfunction on Oct. 24.
    ConocoPhillips Sweeny, TX 247.0 Units upset by transformer fire on Oct 18 were in restart mode soon after the fire was out.
    Pasadena Refining Pasadena, TX 100.0 Repairs at CDU shut by fire Early on Sept 30 under way; production expected to resume by early Nov, the Co said on Oct 14.
    MIDWEST
    ROCKIES
    Sinclair Sinclair, WY 74.0 Refinery at reduced rates following fires at CDU on Sept. 3 and Sept. 4. Repairs and damage assessments underway. No update the company said on Oct. 6.
    WEST COAST
    PLANNED
    CANADA
    CARIBBEAN
    Hovensa St. Croix, VI 350.0 Planned maintenance at a crude unit, reformer and coker unit in Oct. will last 2-4 weeks, the co. said on Oct. 3. On-going the co. said on Oct. 17.
    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.
    PBF Delaware City, DE 190.0 All refinery units operational, the company said on Oct. 7. Some units came on-line after major overhaul in June; the hydrocracking unit was the last unit to be restarted.
    Sunoco Philadelphia, PA 335.0 Refineries up for sale on Sept. 6; process units will be shuttered in July 2012 if no buyer is found.
    Sunoco Marcus Hook, PA 190.0 Crude unit, reformer unit Oct and sulfur recovery unit shut for 2 weeks work, traders on Oct. 3. Not confirmed.
    GULF COAST
    CVR Energy Wynnewood, OK 54.0 Maintenance tunraound for up to 40 days starting in 3Q 2013. 2012
    Motiva Port Arthur, TX 285.0 Expansion project to increase throughput capacity by 325,000 2012 b/d, to 610,000-b/d, slowed. Completion now seen 1Q 2012, from 2010.
    Total Port Arthur, TX 232.0 Several units, including crude unit and FCCU shut six weeks turnaround maintenance, a source familiar with the plant said on Sept. 21.
    Valero Corpus Christi, TX 315.0 Crude & coker unit turnaround Nov 10 underway the Co. said on Oct. 21 and will continue for three weeks.
    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 Houston,TX 88.0 Seven weeks of FCCU maintnance end-March starting in Feb. 2012.
    Valero Norco, LA 185.0 Ten weeks of work planned for mid-April the crude and coker units starting 2012 Feb. 2012.
    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.
    Valero Three Rivers, TX 100.0 6 weeks of turnround work underway since late-Sep at FCCU and (est) crude unit. This work was advanced from an early-Oct start.
    MIDWEST
    BP Whiting, IN 405.0 Turnaround at crude unit began during weekend of Oct. 30.
    Cenovus Roxana, IL 306.0 Coker and refinery expansion Q4 2011 (Conoco/WRB) project on track for completion 4th Q 2011, the company said on July 26.
    Conoco Ponca City, OK 187.0 Turnaround maintenance under way week of Oct. 3, the co. said on Oct. 6. No details pro- vided.
    CVR Coffeyville, KS 115.7 Periodic turnaround will take place in two phases beginning in Fall 2011 and completed in Spring 2012.
    Husky Lima, OH 160.0 15-days of maintenance planned at Energy at aromatics unit in the fall of 2012.
    Husky Toledo, OH 140.0 Minor maintenance planned in 4Q Energy 2011, the company said on July 28; no details provided.
    Tesoro Mandan, ND 58.0 Total crude-oil processing capacity to increase by 17% to 68,000 2012 b/d by 2nd quarter 2012.
    Valero Memphis, TN 180.0 Five weeks of maintenance on early-April crude unit starting in March. 2012
    WEST COAST
    BP Ferndale, WA 225.0 Seasonal turnaround maintenance started Oct. 3. Hydrocracker, 2 reformers, 2 delayed coking units, listed among units involved in the turnaround. Catalyst regeneration will also take place.
    Chevron Richmond, CA 240.0 4-6 weeks of planned work underway at unspecified units, the Nov 13 company said on Oct. 4. Traders said the crude unit will be worked on in this 4-6 week period.
    Shell Anacortes, WA 145.0 Performing maintenance on crude unit and other units starting Sep. 23.
    Tesoro Anacortes, WA 120.0 FCCU and several other process units shut Oct 1 for planned maintenance seen restarting at end-Oct.
    Valero Wilmington, CA 78.0 Four weeks of maintenance for crude and coker units starting in January 2012.

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