Refinery Status: Some Units Restarted At Phillips 66 Los Angeles Refinery
09/20/2012| 04:23pm US/Eastern
The following table lists unplanned and planned production outages at U.S. refineries as reported by Dow Jones Newswire's. The information is compiled from both official and unofficial refining sources and doesn't purport to be a comprehensive list.
Several units at Phillips 66's Los Angeles refinery have been brought back online and all units are seen back by the end of the week, the co. said on Sept. 20 Record heat and a power outage on Sept 15 forced a facility-wide shutdown.
Maintenance will continue for several weeks on a flexicoker at Exxon Mobil Corp.'s (>> Exxon Mobil Corporation) 560,000-barrel-a-day refinery in Baytown, Texas, the company said on Sept. 20. The flexicoker was taken out of service on Sept. 11, due to a heat exchanger leak.
An equipment malfunction took place on Sept. 18 at the 146,000 barrel-a-day refinery owned and operated by WRB Refining in Borger, Texas, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
An emissions event took place Sept. 18-19 at the 58,000 barrel-a-day refinery owned and operated by Delek Group LTD in Tyler, Texas, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The emissions resulted from an electrical malfunction at a sulfur recovery unit.
A small delayed coker has been returned to service at BP's 337,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Whiting, Indiana after shutting down on July 27 due to a fire, a person familiar with operations at the plant said on Sept. 18.
Normal operations have resumed at the ExxonMobil/PDVSA joint-venture refinery in Chalmette, Louisiana, the company said on Sept 18. The refinery was shut in advance of Hurricane Isaac on Aug. 27. Efforts continue to restart the Baton Rouge refinery which was shut for the same reason on Aug. 27.
Phillips 66's Alliance refinery in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, is expected to be back in service by Sept. 22, the company said on Sept. 17. Plantwide operations were shut on Aug. 28, in advance of approaching hurricane Isaac.
Unspecified unit maintenance began Sept. 16 at Tesoro's 166,000 barrel-a-day Golden Eagle refinery in Martinez, Calif., marketers and traders doing business with the company said. Some traders said work is being performed at the plant's reformer unit.
Delek's refinery in Tyler, Texas, experienced excessive emissions on Sept. 15 and 16, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
A heat exchanger hydrogen leak took place on Sept. 14, at Chevron's 245,000 barrel-a-day Richmond, Calif., refinery, traders and marketers doing business with the company said. The crude unit remains shut after a major fire on Aug. 6.
A wet gas compressor valve problem at Total's 174,000 barrel-a-day Port Arthur, Texas, caused a coking unit to malfunction which resulted in flaring on Sept. 14 and 15, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Fluid Catalytic cracking units at WRB Refining LLC's 146,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Borger, Texas, will be shut from Sept. 15 to Sept. 29, for maintenance, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
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Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
Holly Tulsa, OK 125.0 Repair to diesel hydrotreater
Frontier shut by a fire on Aug 2 will
take 6-8 weeks, the co. said
on Aug 8.
Alon Big Spring 67.0 FCCU running at reduced rate
TX on Sep 13 due to maintenance
at associated wet gas compres-
Chal- Chalmette 192.5 Normal operations have re-
mette LA sumed, the co. said on Sep 18.
Refining The entire plant was shut Aug
27 ahead of Hurricane Isaac.
Delek Tyler, TX 60.0 Excessive emissions due to elec-
US trical malfunction at SRU on Sep
18-19 reported to regulators.
Exxon Baton Rouge 503.0 Efforts continue to restart the
Mobil LA the refinery, the co. said on
Sep 18. The entire plant was shut
ahead of Hurricane Isaac.
Exxon Baytown, TX 560.0 Crude runs temporarily reduced
Mobil on Sep 13 during fractionation
Flexicoker shut Sep 11 because
of a heat exchanger lead will be
down for several weeks of repairs
the co. said on Sep 20.
Motiva 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.
Phillips Belle 247.0 Refinery expected to be back in Sep 22
66 Chasse, LA service by Sep 22, the co. said
on Sep 17. The plant-wide shutdown
occurred on Aug 28 ahead of Isaac.
Pasadena Pasadena, TX 100.00 Flaring of off-spec product re-
Refining ported to regulators on Aug. 10.
Total Port Arthur 174.0 Flaring reported to regulators
USA on Sep 14-15 due to wet gas
compressor snag at coking unit.
Valero Norco, LA 270.0 FCCU shut on Aug 10 is expected
to return to service before the
end of August, the Co. said.
WRB Borger, TX 146.0 FCCUs shut Sep 15-29 for main- Sep 29
tenance a filing to regulators
Equipment malfunction on Sep 19
reported to regulators. No further
BP Whiting, IN 337.0 Small coker unit has been in ser- Sep 18
vice for several weeks following
an unplanned shutdown after a fire
on Jul 27, a person familiar with
operations said on Sep 18.
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.
BP Cherry Pt 226.0 Hydrotreater operations upset
WA occurred on Sep 13.
Chevron Richmond, 245.0 Heat exchanger hydrogen leak
CA reported on Sep 15; impact on
CDU No. 4 is shut after Aug 6
fire. Most other process units
continue to operate, the co.
said, although gasoline production
was reduced by an unspecified
amount, a Sep 12 DJ report said.
No restart estimate.
Exxon Torrance 155.0 Unplanned flaring reported to
Mobil CA regulators on Sep 13. Unit(s)
involved not specified.
Phillips Wilmington/ 140.0 Some units have returned to ser-
66 Carson, CA vice and the entire plant will
be fully operational by Sep 22,
the co. said on Sep 20.
Record heat and a power outage
on Sep 15 forced plantwide shut-
down, a report to regulators said.
Restart expected by end of week.
Husky Saskatchewan Major turnaround to take place Spring
Refinery in spring of 2013. Plant-wide 2013
shutdown for inspection and
Valero Aruba Refinery still up for sale, the
Co. said on July 31, 2012.
Monroe Trainer, PA 185.0 Some units will restart Sep 8-9;
Energy full ops expected by month's end
the co. said on Sep 6.
Delta Airlines subsidiary buys Late
refinery in April, plans turn- Summer
around through summer. Startup 2012
planned in late summer 2012.
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
Valero Houston, TX 160.0 Eight weeks of maintenance set Oct/Nov
to begin in Sept. 2012 at FCCU. 2012
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