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Chevron Corp. (>> Chevron Corporation) reported flaring at its 245,000 barrel-a-day Richmond, Calif. refinery Aug. 28. A spokesman said Tuesday morning's flare was in the gasoline-making fluid catalytic cracking unit and lasted a few minutes.
PFB Energy said in a filing Aug. 27 that its 182,200 barrel-a-day refinery in Delaware City flared more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide due to a mechanical failure Sunday evening.
Phillips 66 on Aug. 25 reported an unscheduled process unit shutdown resulted in flaring of sulfur dioxide at its 120,200 barrel-a-day refinery in Rodeo, Calif.
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(MORE TO FOLLOW) Dow Jones Newswires
September 17, 2012 12:47 ET (16:47 GMT)
DJ Refinery Status:
Exxon Mobil Corp. (>> Exxon Mobil Corporation) said Aug. 24 equipment failure would impact production at its 344,500 barrel-a-day refinery in Beaumont, Texas, according to a government filing made public Friday.
The company also said Aug. 24 that the crude distillation unit of the Beaumont refinery was back to normal after an instrumentation failure resulted in nearly 3,000 pounds of sulfur dioxide being released on Aug. 23.
A Bloomberg report on Aug. 8 said Chevron's (>> Chevron Corporation) fire-struck Richmond, Calif., refinery is operating at about 60% of capacity after the Aug. 6 fire that shut only the plant's CDU.
BP-Husky will begin four weeks of scheduled maintenance at an FCCU and coker unit compressors on Sept. 13, a person familiar with operations at the plant said on Aug. 7.
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Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
bbl/day) UNPLANNED CANADA CARIBBEAN EAST COAST PBF Delaware 190 Refinery reported 100 lbs of sulfur Energy DE dioxide released from unspecified unit
Mechanical failure caused sulfur
dioxide emissions Aug. 27. Sunoco Phila. PA 330.0 Alkylation Unit 869 resumed
service on Aug 9; it was placed
on circulation mode on Aug 3
for compressor repair. GULF COAST Borger , TX 146.0 Refinery reports upset at un-
specified unit(s); filing lists
Areas C and D of the plant as
sources of emissions. BP PLC Texas City TX 400 Restarted Ultracracker Sept. 6 Flint Hills Corpus 285.0 Refinery reported ongoing leak being Resources Christi controlled with vacuum truck.
TX Motiva Convent, LA 235 Shell and Motiva said the refineries Norco, LA 233.5 are restarting and running at reduced
or near normal rates after Isaac.
Port Arthur 600.0 Newly commissioned 325,000-b/d Early
TX CDU was shut by a small fire 2013
over the Jun 9-10 weekend. Re-
start seen in early 2013; lengthy
repairs needed to correct cor-
rosive issue at new equipment. Pasadena, TX 100.00 Flaring of off-spec product re- Refining ported to regulators on Aug. 10.
Flaring of particulate matter re-
ported to regulators on Aug. 24 Phillips Rodeo, Calif. 120.2 Flaring of sulfur dioxide reported 66 Aug. 25 due to unscheduled process unit
Belle Chasse, 247.0 Said Sept. 6 that power is back on
LA and the refinery is restarting. The company
expects the refinery to be operating by mid-
Sept. Total Port Arthur, 225.5 Sulfur Dioxide emitted while bringing units online
TX company said in Aug. 27 filing. Company said units
were stabilized quickly. Valero Norco, LA 270.0
Meraux, LA 125.0 Company said Sept. 5 that both refineries have restarted, though are not yet back to planned rates. The Meraux crude
unit, which was down for repair before Isaac, has not been
brought back. Exxon Chalmette, LA 192.5 Exxon said Sept. 4 that it is in the process of restarting
the refinery after Isaac.
Baton Rouge, LA 502.5 Exxon said Sept. 4 that it is working to bring production
back to normal levels after Isaac. MIDWEST Citgo Lemont, IL 167.0 FCCU shut Jul 28 for unplanned Aug 8
repair in Tulsa East Plant is in
restart mode, an Aug 8 filing to
Refinery operations are being
affected by Enbridge crude oil
pipeline shutdown since July 27,
the Co. said on July 30. Holly Tulsa, OK 125.0 Repair to diesel hydrotreater
shut by a fire on Aug 2 will
take 6-8 weeks, the co. said
on Aug 8. ROCKIES WEST COAST Valero Benicia, CA 170.0 FCCU shut on July 26 for un- Mid- Energy planned compressor repairs be- Aug.
gan the process of restarting
on Aug. 6. Planned rate expected
by mid-August, the Co. said. Chevron Richmond, 245.0 The company reported brief flaring in the
CA FCC unit Aug. 28.
An Aug 8 Bloomberg report said
the refinery is operating at 60%
CDU No. 4 is shut after Aug 6
fire. Most other process units
continue to operate, the co.
said on Aug 8, but the amount of
fuel being produced is unclear.
Compressor failure at unspe-
cified unit resulted in flaring
on Aug 1; a filing said. No
other details were provided in
a filing to regulators. Paramount, 84.5 Sulfur Dioxide and smoke flared due Petroleum CA to compressor failure Sept. 4 Tesoro Wilmington, 104.0 Refinery is returning to normal after a
CA brief power outage, a spokesman said Sept. 1 PLANNED CANADA Husky Saskatchewan Major turnaround to take place Spring Refinery in spring of 2013. Plant-wide 2013
shutdown for inspection and
equipment repairs. CARIBBEAN Valero Aruba Refinery still up for sale, the
Co. said on July 31, 2012. EAST COAST Monroe Trainer, PA 185.0 Delta Airlines subsidiary buys Sept. Energy refinery in April, says refinery 2012
will restart by end of Sept. Sunoco Philadelphia 335.0 Energy Partners buys Sunoco Inc.; 4Q
PA deal to close 4Q 2012. 2012 Sunoco Marcus Hook 190.0 Marcus Hook shut Dec. 1 ahead of
schedule due to poor refining
economics. GULF COAST Valero Houston, TX 160.0 Eight weeks of maintenance set Oct/Nov
to begin in Sept. 2012 at FCCU. 2012 Valero McKee TX 170.0 Expansion project announced
March 2011 to increase crude oil
throughput by 25,000 b/d to
195,000 b/d. Valero Norco, LA 185.0 Hydrocracker project will 2013
completed in 2013 Q1 and be
operational in 2013 Q2, CEO
said Sept. 6.
Upgrade project to build 2012
a new diesel hydrotreater
unit moved from 2010 to
4Q 2012. Valero Port Arthur 325.0 Hydrocracker project will pro- Late
TX ceed and be completed in late 2012
2012. MIDWEST BP Whiting, IN 336.0 Largest of 3 CDUs will shut in 2nd-
4Q 2012 for expansion project, Half
the Co. said July 31. Project 2013
completion set 2nd-half 3013. BP/Husky Toledo, OH 160.0 4 weeks of maintenance will Oct 11
begin at FCCU and coker com-
pressors on Sep 13, a person
familiar with the plant said
on Aug 7. 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 30-day maintenance will begin Sept Energy in Sept. the Co. said on July 24. 2012
Scope of work not disclosed.
15-day maintenance planned at 4Q
diesel hydrotreater; 29-days at 2012
aromatics unit, set for 4Q 2012,
the Co. said 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
scheduled in 2014; 70% of units
involved. Remaining 30% will under
go major turnaround in 2015, the
co. said on Feb 9, 2012. Tesoro Mandan, ND 58.0 Total crude-oil processing capa- 2nd Q
city to increase by 17% to 2012
68,000-b/d by 2nd quarter 2012. ROCKIES WEST COAST BP PLC Carson, CA 265.0 Planned flaring event will Aug 20
start on Aug. 4 through Aug. 20,
the co. said in a filing on Aug.
2. The event isn't due to equip-
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