Refinery Status: Citgo Restarts Lemont Refinery FCCU
05/22/2012| 11:31am 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.
BP Plc. (BP) reported flaring May 21 at its refinery in Texas City, Texas, amid a restart of its FCCU, according to a government filing.
BP Plc. (BP) reported flaring May 20 at its Cherry Point refinery in Blaine, Wash., amid a unit restart, a source said.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (>> Exxon Mobil Corporation) said May 20 the coker unit at its refinery in Beaumont, Texas, had returned to normal operations.
Shell Oil on May 18 said the "shelter-in-place" order was lifted shortly after a sulfur recovery unit upset on May 17 caused emissions of hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide. The sulfur recover unit was taken out of service.
Citgo Petroleum Corp. on May 17 restarted the FCCU at its Lemont, Illinois, refinery, a filing to the NRC said. It's not clear when the unit was taken out of service. Seperately, on April 29 the company said 30 day's of planned maintenance was under way, but no details were provided.
Sunoco Inc.'s (>> Sunoco, Inc.) Philadelphia refinery (Girard Point) crude unit shut by a brief fire on May 9 is expected to reach planned rate by May 19, a person familiar with the plant said on May 14.
The process of restarting BP's (BP) Cherry Point refinery in Ferndale, Wash., is expected to conclude by the end of May, a person familiar with operations at the plant said Wednesday. The plant was shut on Feb. 17 when a fire damaged the crude unit. Maintenance was performed at other unspecified units.
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.
Valero Energy Corp. on May 15 reported compressor problems at its Houston and Port Arthur, Texas, refineries. Neither plant experienced any material impact to production, the company said on May 16.
Delek US Holdings, Inc. (>> Delek US Holdings, Inc.) on May 15 its Tyler, Texas, refinery is expected to average between 45,000 and 50,000 barrels-a-day, down from 62,000 b/d, while repairs continue at the plant's FCCU. The unit was shut May 10 after a May 7 restart attempt failed.
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
Sunoco Philadelphia 330.0 Girard Point crude unit seen May 19
PA at planned rate by May 19; it
was shut by May 9 fire.
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.
Valero Memphis, TN 195.0 Brief power outage on May 15
had no material impact to
production, the co. said on
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.
Exxon Beaumont 345.0 Work to restart coker unit
Mobil TX compressor continues, the co.
said on May 14.
Hydrocracker unit shut on May May 14
10 is returning to normal ops,
the co. said on May 14.
Motiva Port Arthur 600.0 Brief fire on May 12 shuts lube
TX hydrocracking unit- filing.
Pasadena Pasadena TX 100.0 All process units operating and May 15
Refining producing, the co. said on May
15. This includes the FCCU shut
on May 12 loss when boilers shut
on a power interruption.
Work to rebuild coker unit
damaged in Dec. 2011 fire will
begin, the co. said on May 4.
Phillips Sweeny TX 247.0 Efforts to resume normal rates
66 continue following power out-
age earlier in the day, the co.
on May 12- filing.
Deer Deer Park 327.0 SRU shut May 17 due to upset.
Park Shelter-in-place was ordered
Refining and lifted about an hour after
(Shell) hydrogen sulfide/sulfur dioxide
release, the company said on
Valero Corpus 310.0 Small flange fire at butamer
Christi TX unit that was shut for mainte-
nance had no affect on pro-
duction, the co. said on May 16.
Valero Port Arthur 310.0 Wet gas compressor at coker
TX unit tripped on May 15; no
material impact to production
the co. said on May 16.
BP Ferndale, 230.0 Restart process expected to
WA conclude by 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.
Exxon Beaumont 345.0 Crude Unit B, Coker Unit and May 11
Mobil TX associated units at normal rates 2012
following turnaround maintenance
that started on Apr 1, the co.
said on May 11.
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
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