Refinery Status: Phillips 66 Restarting Unit At Rodeo
06/01/2012| 11:39am 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.
Phillips 66 (PSX) reporting flaring Friday after the restart of an unspecified unit at its refinery in Rodeo, Calif., the company said in a report to California state environmental regulators.
BP Plc has restarted production at its Cherry Point refinery in Blaine, Washington, after months of maintenace work, a source familiar with the refinery said May 29.
Motiva Enterprises LLC reported an upset of unspecified equipment May 28 at its refinery in Port Arhtur, Texas, according to a government filing. The newly expanded refinery is running at 500,000 barrels a day, or 80% of capacity, a source familiar with the facility said.
Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) experienced a FCCU malfunction May 28 at its refinery in Commerce City, Colo., according to a government filing. The unit is down for repair until further notice, the company said.
Phillips 66 said a hole in the furnace at its refinery at Borger, Texas, caused at release of 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide on May 25, according to a government filing.
Motiva Enterprises LLC reported a mechanical problem May 25 at its refinery in Convent, La., according to a government filing. The problem was "due to an H-Oil upset," according to the filing with the Natioinal Repsonse Center.
BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) on May 24 began the process of shutting down the same key gasoline-making fluid catalytic cracking unit, or FCCU, that began restarting three days earlier after five months of down time.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (>> Exxon Mobil Corporation) said May 20 the coker unit at its refinery in Beaumont, Texas, had returned to normal operations.
Citgo Petroleum Corp. on April 29 that it would perform 30 days of planned maintenance at its refinery in Lemont, Ill., but no details were provided.
Valero Energy Corp. on May 16 said the alkylation unit and FCCU at its Meraux, La., refinery are in restart and will be operating at normal rates by June 1. The units had been down since January as part of planned maintenance turnaround.
Also on May 15, Delek said its El Dorado, Arkansas, refinery has been operating at reduced rates since May 1 due to the temporary suspension of crude oil deliveries from its supplier Exxon Mobil. The company has secured additional feedstocks that should allow the refinery to average total throughput of at least 60,000 barrels a day during May and June, which is down from its boiler-plate capacity of 70,000 barrels a day.
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Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
Delek El Dorado 70.0 Rates reduced by 10K b/d due
crude oil delivery suspension
by Exxon Mobil. Additional
supply has been secured, the
co. said on May 15.
Delek Tyler, TX 62.0 Rates reduced to 45k-50K b/d
until end-May while repairs
continue at FCCU shut by May
7 power failure, the co.said
on May 15.
Motiva Port Arthur 600.0 Refinery is running at 80% capacity
TX and will ramp up further in coming
weeks. Motiva reported unspecified
unit upset on May. 28.
Phillips Borger, TX 146.0 Company reported flaring on May 25
66 becaues of a hole in furnace.
BP Texas City, 475.0 BP took down FCCU several days
TX after restart, according to
May 24 filing.
Suncor Commerce 94.0 FCCU down because of problem
City, CO. with compressor. No restart date
Phillips Rodeo, CA 76.0 Flaring due to restart of
66 unspecified unit, company said
on May 31.
BP Ferndale, 230.0 Restart process concluded
WA at the end of May. The
refinery shut on Feb 17
due to crude unit fire.
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 Feb 21
co. said on Feb. 21. The facility 2012
will be operated as a products
Valero Aruba 235.0 Operations will be suspended
at the end of March due to eco-
nomics, the co. said on Mar 19.
Phillips Trainer, PA 185.0 Delta Airlines buys refinery
66 on April 30, 2012.
Operations were idled on Sept.
30, 2011 for economic reasons.
PBF Delaware City 190.0 Planned work currently under way
Energy DE the co. said on May 7. Scope and
duration not disclosed.
Sunoco Philadelphia 335.0 Energy Partners buys Sunoco Inc.;
PA deal to close 4Q 2012.
Sunoco Marcus Hook 190.0 Marcus Hook shut Dec. 1 ahead of
schedule due to poor refining econo-
BP Texas City 406.6 FCCU No. 3 and Alkylation unit N/A
TX down for routine maintenance that
began around Jan. 5 continues, a
person familiar with the refinery
said on May 11. Restart estimate
Flint Corpus 300.0 Coker unit maintenance combined
Hills Christi TX with hydrocracker unit restart
to cause emissions and flaring
on May 12.
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.
Phillips Belle Chasse 247.0 Refinery up for sale a
66 LA Nov. 29 Bloomberg News
Valero McKee TX 170.0 FCCU in restart after turnaround May 11
that began on Mar 31 the co. said
on May 11.
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 Co. on May 16 said the alky and June 1
FCCU shut Jan 2 for turnaround
are restarting and at normal rates
by June 1.
Valero Norco, LA 185.0 Hydrocracker project will pro- 2013
ceed 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
Valero Port Arthur 325.0 Hydrocracker project will pro- 2012
TX ceed and be completed in late
Citgo Lemont, IL 167.0 FCCU restarted on May 17; unclear May 17
when unit shut down. Equipment
failure and emissions reported
on May 10.
Portion of refinery shut for May 29
30 days of planned maintenance,
on Apr 29 the co. said. No
CVR Wynnewood 54.0 30-40 days maintenance planned Q3
OK in 3rd Q 2013, the co. said on 2013
Nov. 3, 2011.
Holly Tulsa, OK 125.0 The entire refinery will be shut Late
Frontier while West Plant section under- 2012
goes major turnaround maintenance
in late 2012, the Co. said on
Aug. 5, 2011.
Husky Lima, OH 160.0 15-days of maintenance at diesel 4Q
Energy hydrotreater; 29-day at aromatics 2012
unit set for 4Q 2012, the co.
on Feb 9.
New 20,000-b/d kerosene hydro- 1stH
treater will start up in 1st 2013
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