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.
Motiva Enterprises LLC began restarting an FCCU at its Port Arthur refinery on Feb. 21, a person familiar with the refinery's operations said Feb. 22.
Motiva Enterprises LLC on Feb. 18 shut an FCCU at its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery for unplanned repair, two people familiar with the refinery's operations said on Feb. 19. The unit is likely be up and running again within a few days after a minor problem is fixed, one person said.
Motiva Enterprises LLC on Feb. 16-17 will begin planned maintenance at Port Arthur, Texas. Units involved in the work are the main plant's coker unit, a crude unit and one of the sulfur plants, a person familiar with the refinery's operations said on Feb. 15. The restart timing wasn't known.
BP PLC (BP.LN, BP) on Feb. 14 is restarting a key gasoline-production unit FCCU and an alkylation unit at its refinery in Carson, Calif., after five weeks of planned maintenance, a person familiar with the refinery's operations said.
Tesoro Corp. (>> Tesoro Corporation) on Feb. 9 restarted an unspecified "major unit" at its Martinez, Calif., refinery, a filing made public on Feb. 13 said. In separate filings, the company reported the start up of unspecified major processing units on Feb. 8 and on Jan. 23.
Alon USA (>> Alon USA Energy, Inc.) said in a government filing on Feb. 11 the fluid catalytic cracking unit at the 67,000-barrel-a-day refinery "is currently running at minimum charge" during a wider maintenance turnaround. The company will also bring the CO boiler down for up to six days of repair work, the filing said. Alon USA Partners LP (>> Alon USA Partners LP) on Jan. 29 said 10 days of planned maintenance at its Big Spring, Texas, vacuum tower will start this month.
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Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
Monroe Trainer 185.0 Restarting FCCU on Feb. 11; unit Feb. 11
Energy PA shut mid-Dec. for unplanned main-
Motiva Port Arthur 600.0 FCCU shut Feb. 18 for minor re-
TX pair. Restart expected in a few
days, a person familiar with
operations also said on Feb.19.
PBF Toledo 170.0 FCCU shut by fire on Jan. 30; N/A
Energy OH other units at reduced rates or
on standby for several weeks to
facilitate repairs, the company
said on Jan. 31
Phillips Rodeo 80.0 Unspecified unit shut Feb. 4,
66 CA a regulatory filing said. No
further detail provided.
Shell Martinez 165.0 Alkylation unit shut Jan. 10 N/A
Oil Co. CA to repair "pinhole" leak in pro-
pane line at the unit's reactors.
No restart timing provided.
Valero Wilmington 135.0 Alkylation unit shut for about
Energy CA two weeks of unplanned maintenance.
FCCU taken out of service to
facilitate those repairs, the
company said on Feb. 5. Maintenance
continues, the company said Feb 20.
Husky Saskatchewan Major turnaround to take place Spring
Energy in spring of 2013. Plant-wide 2013
shutdown is planned for
inspection and equipment repairs.
Valero Quebec 100.0 Plant-wide shutdown for turnaround June
Energy work will begin in April and con- 2013
tinue for nine weeks.
Valero Aruba Refinery will be converted to a
terminal while the company continues
to seek a buyer.
Hess Port Reading 70.0 FCCU facility will be closed by Feb.
Corp. NJ end-Feb. as the company exits the 2013
Phila- Philadel- 330.0 Hydrodesulfurization Unit shut March
delphia phia, PA during Feb. 8 week - filing. Re-
Energy former shut for maintenance on
Jan. 18 - filing. Other un-
specified units are involved
in this round of maintenance,
under way since mid-January and
to take 60 days to complete,
traders said in January.
Sunoco Marcus Hook 190.0 Plant shuttered in December 2011
due to poor refining economics
will be reopened to process Marcellus
shale, the company said.
Alon Big Spring 70.0 10 days of work will begin in Feb.
USA TX February to repair vacuum tower.
Diesel hydrotreater catalyst
replacement and reformer cata-
lyst regeneration will take
place at the same time, the company said
Exxon Baytown 560.5 Coker unit undergoing planned
Mobil TX maintenance, the company said
Jan. 16. The start date and
restart timing wasn't provided.
Houston Houston 268.0 A crude and coker unit are in March
Refining TX early stage of shutdown for 2013
turnaround maintenance, the
company said on Feb. 1.
Throughput reduced by
80,000 barrels a day until work
concludes within first quarter.
Motiva Port Arthur 600.0 Scheduled work at main coker
TX unit, a CDU and one of the
sulfur plants began Feb 16/17,
a person familiar with opera-
Phillips Sweeny 247.0 Planned maintenance under way
66 Old Ocean, since Jan. 6 week continues,
TX the co. said on Feb. 20.
Valero Corpus 200.0 FCC will be shut for six weeks Feb/Mar
Christi, TX turnaround maintenance starting 2013
Jan. 18, the company said on
Valero Sunray TX 170.0 Five weeks of work on the crude May
McKee unit to begin in April, the company 2013
said on Jan. 29. Work was origi-
nally set to begin in March for
Valero Norco 185.0 Hydrocracker project will 1st Q
LA finish in first quarter of 2013 2013
and start operating in the
second quarter, the company said
on Oct. 10.
Valero Texas City 245.0 FCCU maintenance for eight weeks March
TX is under way, the company said 2013
Western El Paso 122.0 Company will perform turnaround
TX on north side of refinery
starting in February.
BP Whiting 336.0 Largest of three CDUs will soon 2nd Half
IN shut for replacement, the company 2013
said on Oct. 31 as part of major
expansion project. Completion on
track for second-half 2013.
Husky Lima 160.0 45 days of major turnaround
scheduled in 2014; 70% of units
involved. Remaining 30% will
undergo major turnaround in 2015,
the company said Feb. 9.
BP Carson 266.0 FCCU and Alkylation restarting Feb 14
CA on Feb. 14 after five weeks of
planned maintenance, a person
familiar with the plant said.
BP Blaine 226.0 Planned maintenance at unspeci-
WA fied unit(s) got under way
in Jan. 21-25 week - filing.
Chevron El Segundo 266.0 FCCU forced offline on Jan. 12
Corp. CA when electrical lines to the unit
were cut during the process of
shutting it for planned maintenance.
Traders previously said scheduled
maintenance would begin on about
Jan. 15 at the FCCU and alkylation
unit. Duration isn't known.
Chevron Richmond 230.0 Permits received on Dec. 27 to
Corp. CA proceed with needed repair to
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