US Refinery Status: HollyFrontier Announces 1Q Maintenance
02/29/2012| 10:50am US/Eastern
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.
HollyFrontier (>> HollyFrontier Corp) said Feb. 28 that first-quarter crude rates at its Artesia, N.M., refinery as it performs maintenance on hydrotreaters. The company will also perform a turnaround at the alkylation unit at its 135,000 barrel-a-day refinery in El Dorado, Kan., during the first quarter.
Chevron Corp. (>> Chevron Corporation) reported "low feed rates" and "unstability" Feb. 27 at its refinery in Richmond, Calif., according to a government document made public the following day. A Chevron spokesman declined to comment except that supply to customers was not interrupted.
Valero Energy Corp. (>> Valero Energy Corporation) reported a planned unit startup and "an unexpected trip" at its refiery in Benicia, Calif., according to a government filing made public Feb. 24. The events occurred on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23, according to Valero's filing with the California Emergency Management Agency.
Tesoro Cop. (>> Tesoro Corporation) returned its 58,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Salt Lake City, Utah, to normal operating rates after a small fire early Feb. 17 resulted in the shut down of a crude unit.
Hovensa L.L.C. on Feb. 21 said the shutdown of its 350,000-barrel-a-day refinery on the US Virgin Island of St. Croix had been completed. The complex will be operated as an oil storage terminal going forward.
Valero Energy Corp. (>> Valero Energy Corporation) said Feb. 21 that the coker and crude distillation units at its refinery in Wilmington, Calif., were at planned operating rates after coming down for maintenance in mid-January. Other units at the 135,000 barrel-a-day refinery were at various stages of the restart process, Valero spokesman said.
BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) said Feb. 18 it has idled operations at its Cherry Point refinery in Ferndale, Wash. as the company determines the condition of a crude unit that caught fire the previous day.
ConocoPhillips (>> ConocoPhillips) reported a plant upset Feb. 17 at its 240,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Westlake, La., according to a government filing. A company spokesman declined comment.
A platformer/reformer at North Atlantic Refining's 115,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Come By Chance, Newfoundland, Canada, has been returned to service after coming off line on Feb. 8, due to a brief fire, according to company spokeswoman Gloria Slade.
Alon USA's 67,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Big Spring, Texas, suffered another cooling tower leak on Feb. 14, resulting in the shutdown of the aromex unit until further notice, according to the Texas Commission On Environmental Quality.
ConocoPhillips (>> ConocoPhillips) is planning maintenance at it's 120,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Rodeo, Calif., according to the California Hazardous Materials Spill Report. The shutdown of the hydrogen unit was effective Feb. 16, and will last for approximately five weeks, according to local regulators.
A fluid catalytic cracker at Motiva's 325,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, was restarted on Feb. 16 and should be in full production within seven days, according to a filing to the Texas State environmental regulators. The unit experienced a power disruption on Feb. 8.
A key gasoline producing unit was taken off line on a planned basis at ExxonMobil's 345,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Beaumont, Texas, on Feb. 15, according to company spokeswoman Kathleen Jackson. Some impact to production will be evident, Jackson said.
Extensive planned maintenance on a crude unit, fluid catalytic cracker, and reformer still continues at Tesoro's 165,000 barrel-a-day refinery in the San Francico Bay Area after 45 days of work. Traders and marketers familiar with the facility on Feb. 16 said they believe work will be completed in short order, but Tesoro wouldn't comment.
For more detailed information, search Dow Jones Newswires using the code N/REF.
Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
Sunoco Philadelphia 330.0 Hydrotreater shut Dec 15 for
PA maintenance; restart timing not
known. Traders say unit remains
shuttered on Jan 10.
Hess Port Reading, 70.0 FCCU at planned rates on Feb. 19
NJ after maintenance.
Flint Corpus 300.0 Alkylation unit shut on Feb 1
Hills Christi, TX to facilitate repair at asso-
ciated tower. It will restart
as soon as possible.
Motiva Port Arthur 600.0 Partial power failure on Feb 7
impacted operations at FCCU,
Alkylation Unit, hydrocracking
Pasadena Pasadena TX 100.0 Coker unit damanged by Dec 10 N/A
Refining fire. Fire contained; no other
units affected, the co. said
on Dec. 12. On Jan 27, the co.
said there was no change since
the Dec. 12 statement; no re-
Tesoro Anacortes 120.0 An unspecified unit, or units,
WA are in the process of restart-
ing on Feb 3 after shutting
briefly the day before.
BP Ferndale, Refinery idled after Feb. 17
WA fire at crude unit.
Husky Saskatchewan 21-days maintenance set in 1stH
Upgrader first half 2012 at hydrogen 2012
plant, the co. said on Feb 9.
Husky Saskatchewan Major turnaround to take place Spring
Refinery in spring of 2013. Plant-wide 2013
shutdown for inspection and
HOVENSA St. Croix 350.0 Refinery shutdown completed, the
co. said on Feb. 21. The facility Feb. 21
will be operated as a products
Valero Aruba 235.0 Crude throughput rates cut by an
unspecified amount for the past
several weeks due to economics
co. said on Jan 9.
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
Sunoco Philadelphia 335.0 Refineries up for sale on July
Marcus Hook 190.0 Sept. 6; Marcus Hook shut 2012
Dec. 1 ahead of schedule
due to poor refining econo-
mics. Phila. to shut in July.
BP Texas City 406.6 FCCU and Alkylation unit routine
TX maintenance that began earlier in
Jan continues, a person familiar
with the refinery said on Feb 8.
Restart estimate not available.
Citgo Corpus 157.0 East Plant crude unit turnaround Jan 31
Christi, TX concluded; plant back at normal
rates, to Co. said on Jan 31.
The maintenance got under way on
Conoco Belle Chasse 247.0 Refinery up for sale a
Phillips LA Nov. 29 Bloomberg News
Conoco Westlake, LA 239.4 Planned maintenance currently
Phillips under way at unspecified unit(s)
the co. said on Jan 10; no other
Exxon Baytown 560.6 Two months turnaround work got Feb
Mobil TX under way on Feb. 1 at an alky- 24
lation unit and FCCU.
Holly Artesia, NM 100.0 Crude runs will be reduced by Early
Frontier 50% during 30 days of major turn- 2012
maintenance in early 2012, the Co.
said on Aug. 5.
Valero McKee TX 170.0 5 week FCCU turnaround set for
March, 2012, the co. said 1/31.
Vacuum unit turnaround planned in
first half of 2012, company said.
Expansion project announced
March 2011 to increase crude oil
throughput by 25,000 b/d to
Valero Meraux, LA 135.0 FCCU will be shuttered during
alkylation unit turnaround main-
tenance that began wk of Jan 2
the co. said on Jan 9.
Valero Houston,TX 88.0 Seven weeks of FCCU maintnance end-March
starting in Feb. 2012 the Co.
said on Nov. 1, 2011.
Valero Norco, LA 185.0 Ten weeks of work planned for mid-April
the crude and coker units start- 2012
ing Feb. 2012, co said on Nov. 1,
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Stocks mentioned in the article : HollyFrontier Corp
, Exxon Mobil Corporation
, ROYAL DUTCH SHELLA
, Hess Corp.
, Alon USA Energy, Inc.
, Chevron Corporation
, CVR Energy, Inc.
, Marathon Oil Corporation
, Murphy Oil Corporation
, Tesoro Corporation
, Valero Energy Corporation
, Delek US Holdings, Inc.
, Enbridge Inc
, Imperial Oil Cl B
, Husky Energy Inc.
, Suncor Energy
, Petroleo Brasileiro SA - Petrobras
, LyondellBasell Industries NV
, BP plc
, Sunoco, Inc.