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Update Sept 2011 – Refinery Plan & UnPlan T/A

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    basil parmesan
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    Refinery Status: ConocoPhillips’ New Jersey Refinery Resumes Production

    Published September 02, 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.
    ConocoPhillips’ (COP) Bayway refinery in Linden, N.J., resumed production, a source said on Sep. 2; the plant began the process of restarting on Aug. 30 following a Saturday evening shutdown as a precaution ahead of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene

    Sunoco Inc.’s (SUN) No. 210 crude unit at Point Breeze in restart on Sep. 2 following the successful restart of crude unit No. 137 crude unit at Girard Point. The 137 unit was shut due to flooding from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene, and the 210 unit was shut following a fire on Aug. 24. FCCU at Girard Point resumes normal operations on Sep. 2. The unit ran at reduced rates until CDU No. 137 returned to normal; it was shut unplanned on Aug. 30 No. 859 hydrotreating unit which was shut by the Aug. 24 fire has also returned to service, a source said on Sep. 2.

    ConocoPhillips (COP) on Aug. 30 notified U.S. regulators of flaring due to a possible sulfur dioxide release during the restart of its Bayway refinery in Linden, N.J. The plant was shut on Aug. 28 as a precaution ahead of Hurricane Irene.

    ConocoPhillips’ Trainer, Pa., refinery was back at planned rates on Aug. 30, sources said. The plant had been operating at 80% of capacity since Saturday as a precaution ahead of Hurricane Irene.

    Sunoco Inc’s. (SUN) Philadelphia refinery continued to operate at reduced rates on Aug. 30 because of storm-related equipment failure, and breakdowns that occurred ahead of the storm. An early morning fire on Aug. 24 served to shut down a crude unit and hydrotreater, a filing to state regulators said.

    Marathhon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) notified authorities on Aug. 23 that a fluid catalytic cracker at it’s 210,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Catlettsburg, Ky, was still down a week after a relatively small fire shut down the unit. It wasn’t known when the unit would be restarted.

    For more detailed information, search Dow Jones Newswires using the code N/REF.

    Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart (in 000s bbl/day)

    [b]UNPLANNED

    CANADA

    CARIBBEAN

    EAST COAST Conoco Linden, NJ 238.0 Refinery resumes production, a Week of Phillips source said on Sep. 2. The restart process began on Aug. 30. Refinery shut on Aug 28 as precaution ahead of Hurricane Irene.

    Conoco Trainer, PA 185.0 Refinery resumed planned rates Aug. 30 Phillips the co. said on August 30. Production was cut as precaution ahead of Hurricane Irene.

    Sunoco Philadelphia 335.0 Girard Point No. 137 CDU restarted a source said on Sep. 1; it was shut by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene. Point Breeze . No. 210 CDU will restart after No. 137 is up and running. FCCU at Girard Point will stay at re- duced rates until No. 137 resumes normal rates.

    GULF COAST

    MIDWEST

    ROCKIES
    Exxon Billings, 60.0 Production at minimum rates due MT to ruptured Silvertip Pipeline. Company looking for alternative crude sources, the co. said on July 5.

    WEST COAST


    PLANNED

    CANADA

    CARIBBEAN

    EAST COAST

    GULF COAST

    Alon Big Spring, TX 67.0 FCCU turnaround maintenance underway, a filing to environmental regulators made public on July 24 said.

    ExxonMobil Baytown, TX 560.0 The planned shutdown of hydrofiner unit 3 caused emissions on; July 30 reason for unit shutdown not clear; restart information not available.

    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.

    Valero Corpus Christi, TX 315.0 Crude & coker unit turnaround Oct. to start in Oct. for three 2011 weeks.

    Valero McKee TX 170.0 Crude Unit and FCCU to undergo 3Q 2011 turnaround maintenance for six weeks starting in Oct. 2011, the co. said on July 26. Vacuum unit turnaround planned for first half of 2012, co. said. Expansion project announced 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.


    MIDWEST

    BP Whiting, IN 405.0 Turnaround at Pipestill 12 de- layed by 3 months; it was sup- posed to begin in November, a source said on Mar 25.

    Cenovus Roxana, IL 306.0 Coker and refinery expansion Q4 2011 (Conoco/WRB) project on track for comple- tion 4th Q 2011, the co. said on July 26, 2011.

    CVR Coffeyville 115.7 Periodic turnaround will take 2012 KS place in two phases beginning in Fall 2011 and completed in Spring 2012.

    Husky Lima, OH 160.0 15-day isocracker maintenance to Energy replace reactor catalyst will begin in 3rd Q 2011. Refinery will operate at 90% of capacity during that time. 15-days of maintenance planned Autumn at aromatics unit in the fall 2012 of 2012. Husky Toledo, OH 140.0 Isocracker maintenance and general maintenance for 38 days will commence in Q3 2011, the Co. said on July 28. Minor maintenance planned in 4Q 2011, the co. 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.

    WEST COAST

  • #4941

    Charles Randall
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    <Here Few updates DJ Refinery outages for Sept just out 9/6 (most rest table seemed same – just headline adds seemed diff vs 9/2 one I just posted). Most new adds were in some emails/news alerts already forwarded – but few like COP Alliance & ect are recent items. Charlie R>

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    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.

    Sunoco, Inc. (SUN) on Sep. 6 said it will exit the refining industry and will idle main processing units at its east coast refineries by July 2012 if a buyer isn’t found by then. Converting the properties into a terminal/storage facility is under consideration.

    ValeroEnergy Corp. (VLO) on Sep. 6 said upsets over the weekend at its St. Charles oil refinery in Norco, La., had no material impact on production.

    ConocoPhillips(COP) on Sep. 5 experienced an equipment malfunction at its Alliance refinery in Belle Chasse, La. The refinery was operating at very low rates at that time due to Tropical Storm Lee. No further details were provided.

    Sinclair Oil Corp.’s Wyoming refinery is operating at reduced rates following two separate fires at the plant’s crude processing unit on Sep. 2 and Sep. 3. Repairs and damage assessments underway, the co. said on Sep. 6.

    ExxonMobil (XOM) said an electrical power supply failure at its Joliet refinery in Channahon, Ill., on Sep. 3 caused emissions and flaring.

    Flint Hills Resources on Sep. 3 reported a second emissions and flaring event, due to the second power disruption in as many days at its oil refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas. Equipment failure at Substation No. 3 on Sep. 3 resulted in a loss of power that caused an unscheduled shutdown of the West Refinery. On Sept 2 a transformer outage and loss of power affected operations at the Mid-Plant Complex and SRU No. 3.

    ConocoPhillips’ Bayway refinery in Linden, N.J. resumed production on Sep. 2 after shutting down ahead of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene on August 27.

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