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.
Tesoro Corp. (>> Tesoro Corporation) on April 18 said operations are running normally at its Los Angeles-area refinery in Wilmington, Calif., and at its Anacortes, Wash., refinery after completing planned maintenance. The scope or the duration of the maintenance wasn't disclosed.
BP Plc. (BP) hopes to finish maintenance work at its 230,000 barrel-a-day Cherry Point refinery in Ferndale, Wash., by the end of April, a source famailiar with the refinery said on Apri l7.
Tesoro Corp. (>> Tesoro Corporation) said on April 17 a power outage caused a compressor trip at the coker unit at its 93,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Wilmington, Calif.
Motiva Enterprises LLC (RDSA, RDSB) on April 16 shut a hydrocracking unit at its Norco, La., refinery after a pump malfunction at the hydrogen plant. No other details were provided in the filing to the National Response Center.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (>> Exxon Mobil Corporation) reported an unspecified unit upset April 15 at its 240,000 barrel-a-day refinery outside Joliet, Ill., according to a government filing.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (>> Exxon Mobil Corporation) said April 14 a compressor tripped at its 344,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Beaumont, Texas.
ConocoPhillips (>> ConocoPhillips) said a small fire early April 13 at its 76,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Rodeo, Calif., was promptly extinguished. Refinery operations were "otherwise routine," a company spokesman said.
Chevron Corp. (>> Chevron Corporation) reported an upset April 11 at the sulfur recovery unit at its refinery in El Segundo, Calif., according to a government filing.
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Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
CVR Wynnewood 70.0 Power snag forces SRU off-line
Energy OK on Apr 2, a filing to the NRC
Holly Artesia, NM 100.0 FCCU shut for 10-15 days unplan-
Frontier ned maintenance on April 5.
Motiva Norco, LA 233.5 Hydrocracking unit shut on Apr
Enterprises 16 due to pump failure at hydro-
gen plant. No restart timing
indicated in filing to NRC.
Pasadena Pasadena TX 100.0 Coker unit damanged by on Dec 10
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-
Valero Meraux LA 135.0 Refinery in restart after brief
power outage on Apr 9. Alky Unit
still shut for turnaround and
FCCU shut until that work is done.
Exxon Channahon 240.0 Gas compressor unit shut at
Mobil IL catalytic hydrodesulfuriza-
tion unit on Mar 12. No other
WRB Roxana 306.0 Ultralow-sulfur diesel hydro-
Refining IL treater trips off-line on Apr
7 - filing. No further details
BP Ferndale, 230.0 Refinery idled after Feb. 17 End
WA fire at crude unit. Repairs
expected to go on through April.
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.
Conoco Trainer, PA 185.0 Crude processing halted;
operations winding down,
on Sept. 30.
The refinery will be
shuttered at end-May 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 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.
Conoco Belle Chasse 247.0 Refinery up for sale a
Phillips LA Nov. 29 Bloomberg News
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.
Exxon Beaumont 345.0 Crude Unit B, Coker Unit and
Mobil TX associated units shut for plan-
ned maintenance on Apr 1. Work
will continue for several weeks.
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 began on May 5
March 31 weekend, the co. said
on Apr 2.
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.
Work continues the co. said on
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 Co. on Jan. 31 said 10-weeks of April
planned crude/coker unit mainte- 2012
will get under way in Feb.
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
2012. Hydrocracker remains shut
for catalyst change, the co.
said on Apr 6.
CVR Coffeyville 115.7 Final phase of turnaround work Q1
KS will begin Feb 28 at crude unit 2012
No. 2, coker, vacuum unit No. 2,
hydrotreater for 4-5 weeks. First
two phases concluded in Nov 2011.
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
half 2013, to co. said on Feb 9,
45-days of major turnaround sched-
uled in 2014; 70% of units involved.
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