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Update Sept 2009 -Dow US Refinery Turnaround – planned/unplanned

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    US Refinery Status: Valero To Shut Delaware Coker, Gasifier
    DOW JONES NEWSWIRES  Sept 10, 2009
    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.
    Most recently, Valero Energy (VLO) said Tuesday that it is shutting down the coker unit and the gasifier complex at its Delaware City, Del., refinery until market conditions improve.
    And Frontier Oil (FTO) said Tuesday that a reformer unit at its Eldorado, Kansas, refinery was back at planned rates after restarting on Thursday; the unit was shut on August 27 due to a fire.
    Tesoro Corp. (TSO) Friday said the coker unit at its Martinez, Calif., refinery is back at planned rates after several weeks of scheduled maintenance.
    BP PLC (BP) Friday shut down an utlracracker unit at its Texas City, Texas refinery. On Wednesday, the same plant took an aromatics recovery unit at offline.
    For more detailed information, search Dow Jones Newswires using the code N/ REF. Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
    (in 000s




    Conoco Linden, NJ 238.0 Officials consider run cuts n/a
    due to slack demand, a per-
    son familiar with operations
    said on July 17

    Sunoco Philadelphia, 340.0 Alkylation unit restarted
    Girard Point Sept 2 after shut for
    unplanned repairs Aug 31
    due to a hydrocarbon
    release from a valve.



    Citgo Corpus 163.0 FCCU shut due to July 19 n/a
    Christi, TX Alkylation Unit fire. No
    restart estimate. A worker
    was injured during the event.

    Shut down hydrotreater Aug 15
    Cut feeds to FCCU Aug 18

    Marathon Texas City 76.0 Alky unit restarted on Aug. Aug 28
    28 after shutting down on
    Aug. 27 owing to an alky-
    late leak that injured one
    contract worker.

    Total Port Arthur 232.0 Condensate splitter shut
    again Aug 22 after Aug 17

    Process unit 838 was
    partially restarted Aug 22
    after the loss of a
    hydrogen compressor reduced
    output Aug 17

    Valero Port Arthur, 310.0 45,000-b/d Hydrocracker Aug. 31
    unit in restart Aug 31;
    unit shut for unplanned
    maintenance the previous


    Frontier El Dorado 130.0 Reformer back at planned Sep. 3
    Kansas rates Sept 4; unit shut by
    fire on on Aug. 27..



    ExxonMobil Torrance, CA 149.5 Restarting an unidentified
    refinery process unit Aug 26
    that was shut down Aug 25.

    Valero Benicia, CA 144.0 Coker unit in restart, the Aug. 31
    Co. said Aug. 31; the unit
    stopped processing crude due
    to repairs to the scrubber
    Aug 27.




    Valero Aruba 235.0 The refinery that was shut
    in June for 2-3 months for
    economic reasons is being
    closed indefinitely.


    Sunoco Philadelphia, 340.0 Reformer unit shut in Girard n/a
    PA Point section in early Oct
    for economic reasons. Shutdown
    to last 1-6 months.

    One-month work on FCCU unit
    planned for 3Q.

    Valero Delaware City 210.0 Coker Unit and Gasifier complex
    DE shutting down indefinitely for
    economic reasons, the Co. said on
    Sep 8.
    Maintenance at 80,000-b/d
    FCCU delayed until 2010 from
    September 2009.

    Western Yorktown 64.5 Planned work scheduled 1Q 2010.


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

    Exxon Baytown, TX 567.0 FCCU No. 3 boiler shut n/a
    for planned work July 10;
    the work will have no impact
    on the company’s ability to
    supply customers.

    BP Texas City, TX 455.8 Ultracracker shut for Sept 4 n/a
    planned turnaround Sept 4;
    expect restart Sept 11.
    Aromatics recover Unit Sept?;
    Expected to restart later
    in the month.

    Valero Norco, LA 185.0 The coker will operate at
    50% of capacity when
    restarted due to poor

    Flint Corpus 288.1 $250 mln project for new Spr
    Hills Christi, TX diesel desulfurization, 2010
    sulfur recovery unit to begin
    in Fall 2008. Construction
    to last 18 months.

    Estimated restart of a Aug 21
    CCR/NHT unit and a
    hydrocracker unit at the
    West Plant section

    Marathon Garyville 245.0 Project to increase crude oil 4Q
    LA refining capacity by 180,000- 2009
    b/d 85% complete, as of end
    April. New units expected
    start up in 4Q 2009.

    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 Coker unit shutdown for econo- n/a
    Christi, TX mic reasons and planned work;
    delayed to June 19 from June
    12. The 20,000-b/d unit will
    remain off line through July
    but could restart at any time
    if margins improve.

    20,000-b/d FCCU in East n/a
    Plant shut; West Plant
    50,000-b/d FCCU at reduced
    rates since mid-Dec for
    economic reasons.

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

    Valero Norco, LA Turnaround at coker unit 1Q
    delayed until 1Q 2010
    from 4Q 2009.

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

    Valero Three Rivers 95.0 24,000-b/d FCCU at reduced n/a
    TX rates since mid-Dec for
    economic reasons.

    Plant-wide 24-day turnaround Sep
    to begin in Sep, co last said
    on July 28.

    Western El Paso 122.0 Planned work scheduled for 1Q 2010.MID-WEST

    Frontier El Dorado 130.0 FCCU and hydrotreater will be Nov
    KS shut in Oct for turnaround
    maintenance that takes place
    every four years.

    A coker turnaround and expan- Mid-
    sion project was delayed until Aug.
    mid-July, and subsequently
    delayed until August.

    Marathon Detroit, MI 102.0 Co pushes back finish date Late 2012.
    for heavy oil project.

    Sunoco Toledo, OH 160.0 Planned work to last from
    early Aug to mid-Sep.

    Valero Memphis, TN 195.0 FCCU upgrade originally slated 2012
    for completion in 2009 has been
    shifted to 2012.

    Alon Krotz Springs 80.0 Plantwide turnaround starts Jan. 21/22
    La. Jan 1 to last 21 days.


    Conoco Billings, 61.0 On Mar 5 the co delayed for Jan.
    MT one year an expansion project 2010
    which will increase capacity
    to 71,000 bbls. Construction of
    a new crude unit is now scheduled
    to begin in January 2010.

    Frontier Cheyenne 52.0 The refinery is operating at n/a
    WY reduced rates for economic


    PetroStar Valdez, AK 48.0 Refinery shut due to Dec. Jun/Jul
    28 fire; expected to re- 2010
    start in June/July 2010.

    Alon Paramount 55.0 Hydrocracker project post-
    CA poned indefinitely, the Co.
    said on Feb. 4

    Chevron Richmond, 243.0 Judge halts construction on n/a
    CA expansion project July 1.

    Flint North Pole 210.0 One of three processing n/a
    Hills AK units has been shut due
    to low jet fuel demand,
    co confirmed on Mar 19.

    Shell Martinez 155.0 Crude Unit and Coker Unit Aug 15
    CA to shut for planned main-
    tenance on July 10; re-
    start seen Aug 15.

    Tesoro Wilmington, 97.0 39-days of turnaround main-
    CA tenance is planned for
    4Q 2009.

    Valero Benicia, CA 144.0 Hydrocracker restarted Aug 8
    over Aug 8-9 weekend;
    shut for planned repairs
    on Aug 3.

    New crude unit is now scheduled
    to start up Jan 2010.

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