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.
Valero Energy Corp. (>> Valero Energy Corporation) 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 16 said a brief power outage at its Memphis, Tennessee, on May 14 resulted in flaring, but had no material impact to production.
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.
BP PLC (BP) on May 15 said planned flaring could occur at its Carson, Calif., refinery through May 21; the flaring isn't associated with equipment breakdown, a filing to environmental regulators said.
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.
Traders doing business with Chevron Corp. (>> Chevron Corporation) on May 14 said the May 12 planned unit shutdown at Chevron's Richmond, Calif., refinery involves the FCCU and hydrotreater unit. Maintenance is expected to last for two weeks, they said. Chevron on May 12 notified California state environmental regulators of possible emissions during the unit shutdown.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (>> Exxon Mobil Corporation) on May 14 said work is progressing to restart the compressor that malfunctioned last week at its oil refinery in Beaumont, Texas. The compressor snag occurred at the same coker unit recently restarted after several weeks of turnaround maintenance; it had reached normal operating rates on May 10, the company said at that time.
Separately, on May 14, Exxon Mobil said a hydrocracker unit taken off line on May 10 is returning to normal operations following repairs to its recycle compressor.
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.
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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.
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
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 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 continue following power out-
age earlier in the day, the co.
on May 12- filing.
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.
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-
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
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
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