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.'s (>> Sunoco, Inc.) Philadelphia refinery crude unit shut by a brief fire on May 9 is expected to restart on May 17, a person familiar with the plant said on May 14.
Phillips 66 (PSX) on May 12 said complex personnel worked to restore normal operations at its Sweeny refinery in Old Ocean, Texas, after power was restored following an interruption earlier in the day, according to a filing to state regulators. Several units were listed as the sources of the emissions, including the sulfur recovery complex and regenerative thermal oxidizer.
Flint Hills Resources, LP, on May 12 said the combination of coker unit maintenance and the restart of a compressor at the plant's hydrocracker unit caused an emissions and flaring at its in Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery, according to a filing to state regulators.
Shell Oil (RDSB.LN, RDSA.LN) on May 12 said a lube hydrocracking unit was shut unplanned at its joint venture Motiva refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, after a relatively brief fire at an associated heater, according to a filing to state regulators.
Pasadena Refining Systems Inc. on May 12 said the key gasoline-making fluid catalytic cracking unit at its oil refinery in Pasadena, Texas, was shut when a loss of power caused two steam-producing boilers to go off line. Repairs to the power system were commenced," the filing to the TCEQ said.
Chevron Corp. (>> Chevron Corporation) on May 12 said flaring was possible as a result of a planned shutdown of an unspecified unit at its Richmond, Calif., refinery. No other details were provided in the filing to state regulators.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (>> Exxon Mobil Corporation) on May 11 said a compressor malfunction at its oil refinery in Beaumont, Texas, resulted in flaring as emissions were routed to the plant's coker unit safety flare. Refinery personnel immediately took action to restart the compressor, a filing to state regulators said.
Valero Energy Corp. (>> Valero Energy Corporation) on May 11 said the restart of an FCCU at its McKee, Texas, refinery is underway following turnaround maintenance that began on March 31.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (>> Exxon Mobil Corporation) on May 11 said crude and coker unit turnaround maintenance at its Beaumont, Texas, refinery was completed and the units are at normal operations; the turnaround started on April 29. Separately, a hydrocracker unit was shut on May 10 for unplanned compressor repair. It will restart as soon as possible, the company said.
Citgo Petroleum Corp. on May 10 reported equipment failure and emissions at it's Lemont, Illinois, refinery to state environmental regulators. A portion of the plant has been off line since April 29 for 30 days of planned maintenance, a filing to environmental regulators said.
Valero Energy (>> Valero Energy Corporation) on May 10 said the restart of the Meraux, La., refinery alkylation unit and FCCU is being evaluated for cost-effectiveness. The units were shut Jan. 2 of extensive turnaround maintenance.
Restart activities continue at BP's (BP) Cherry Point refinery although the crude unit was shut down on May 9 for adjustments, a person familiar with operations at the plant said on May 10. The refinery is on track for mid-May return to service.
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Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
Sunoco Philadelphia 330.0 Girard Point crude unit seen May 17
PA restarting on May 17; it was
shut by May 9 fire.
Exxon Beaumont 345.0 Compressor snag on May 11 re-
Mobil TX sults in flaring at coker unit
Motiva Port Arthur 600.0 Brief fire on May 12 shuts lube
TX hydrocracking unit- filing.
Pasadena Pasadena TX 100.0 FCCU shut on May 12 due to steam
Refining loss when boilers shut on power
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 on May 12 following power out-
age earlier in the day.
Sinclair Sinclair 80.0 Flash fire on May 8 at gas re-
WY covery unit injures four workers.
The refinery suffered little to
no damage, the co. said.
BP Ferndale, 230.0 Crude unit shut May 10 during mid-May
WA restart activities for "adjustment."
Plant still on track for mid-May
restart following plant-wide shut-
down 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-
economics. Phila. to shut in July.
BP Texas City 406.6 FCCU No. 3 and Alkylation unit down
TX for routine maintenance that began
around Jan. 5 continues, a person
familiar with the refinery said on
Apr 5. Restart estimate not available.
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 10 said the restart N/A
of alky and FCC units is being
assessed for economic reasons.
The units were shut Jan. 2 for
extensive turnaround maintenance.
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 Equipment failure and emissions
reported on May 10. Unclear if
event is associated with planned
maintenance currently under way.
Portion of refinery shut for May 29
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