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US Refinery Status: BP Carson Refinery At Planned Rates

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES 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. BP PLC's (BP, BP.LN) San Francisco-area oil refinery in Carson, Calif., is operating at planned rates after restarting a hydrocracker unit last week, a person familiar with operations at the plant said on March 7. The unit experienced an emergency shutdown Feb. 24 a filing to California environmental regulators said. There is no maintenance under way at the 253,000-barrel-a-day refinery other than routine day-to-day work, the person added. Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) on March 7 said its Beaumont, Texas, refinery is resuming normal operations and anticipates meeting all contractual obligations during the restart of an FCCU. A CO boiler tripped during the restart process on March 5 but was restarted relatively quickly, a TCEQ filing said. A previous TCEQ filing said an FCCU was shut for minor equipment repairs on Feb. 15. ConocoPhillips on March 5 said planned turnaround maintenance is under way at its San Francisco refining complex, which include the Grande Arroyo and Rodeo plants. Traders said a crude unit, reformer and coker unit would be included in the work that is expected to end at around March 25-28. The company wouldn't specify the units involved in, or the duration of, the maintenance. A flash fire at a flare platform at Valero's (VLO) Memphis, Tenn., refinery on March 6 is not expected to extend five weeks of planned turnaround maintenance under way since March 2 at the plant's crude unit. Three contract workers were injured in the fire. No other production units were affected by the fire. Citgo Corp. shut an alkylation unit at its Corpus Christi refinery on March 5 when a sensor detected a release and set off water cannons in the unit. The release was caused by a small flange leak, the company said and there was no impact to air quality. Alon USA on March 3 took an off-gas compressor off-line at its Big Spring, Texas, refinery due to a problem at a gas-oil hydrotreater, a filing to regulators said. BP PLC said Feb. 29 it will idle operations at its Cherry Point refinery in Ferndale, Wash., through April as the company performs maintenance in the aftermath of a Feb. 17 fire at the plant. HollyFrontier (HFC) said Feb. 28 that first-quarter crude rates at its Artesia, N.M., refinery as it performs maintenance on hydrotreaters. The company will also perform a turnaround at the alkylation unit at its 135,000 barrel-a-day refinery in El Dorado, Kan., during the first quarter. Chevron Corp. (CVX) reported "low feed rates" and "unstability" Feb. 27 at its refinery in Richmond, Calif., according to a government document made public the following day. A Chevron spokesman declined to comment except that supply to customers was not interrupted. For more detailed information, search Dow Jones Newswires using the code N/REF. Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart (in 000s bbl/day) UNPLANNED CANADA CARIBBEAN EAST COAST GULF COAST Alon Big Spring 67.0 Off-gas compressor shut on Mar N/A USA TX 3 due to gas-oil hydrotreater problem. Citgo Corpus 165.0 Alkylation unit shut on Mar 5 N/A Christi due to small flange leak. Exxon Beaumont 344.0 Resuming normal operations after Mar 7 boiler trip during FCCU restart on Mar 5, the co. said on Mar 7. Pasadena Pasadena TX 100.0 Coker unit damanged by Dec 10 N/A 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- start timing. MIDWEST ROCKIES WEST COAST BP Carson, CA 253.0 Hydrocracking unit restarted Mar 7 Mar 1-2 after Feb 24 shutdown. a person familiar with the plant said on Mar 7. BP Ferndale, 230.0 Refinery idled after Feb. 17 End WA fire at crude unit. Planned April maintenance advanced; plant will remain shut through April. PLANNED CANADA 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 equipment repairs. CARIBBEAN 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 storage terminal. Valero Aruba 235.0 One of two crude units and one of two cokers and a visibreaker remain shuttered due to economics, the Co. said on Mar 6. EAST COAST Conoco Trainer, PA 185.0 Crude processing halted; operations winding down, the company said on Sept. 30. The refinery will be shuttered in six months if not sold. 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. GULF COAST BP Texas City 406.6 FCCU and Alkylation unit routine TX maintenance that began earlier in Jan continues, a person familiar with the refinery said on Feb 8. Restart estimate not available. Citgo Corpus 157.0 East Plant crude unit turnaround Jan 31 Christi, TX concluded; plant back at normal rates, to Co. said on Jan 31. The maintenance got under way on Jan 10. Conoco Belle Chasse 247.0 Refinery up for sale a Phillips LA Nov. 29 Bloomberg News report said. 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. 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 set for March, 2012, the co. said 1/31. 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 195,000 b/d. Valero Meraux, LA 135.0 FCCU will be shuttered during alkylation unit turnaround main- tenance that began wk of Jan 2 the co. said on Jan 9. 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 Ten weeks of work planned for mid-April the crude and coker units start- 2012 ing Feb. 2012, 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 4Q 2012. Valero Port Arthur 325.0 Hydrocracker project will pro- 2012 TX ceed and be completed in late 2012. MIDWEST 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, 2012. 45-days of major turnaround sched- uled in 2014; 70% of units involved. Remaining 30% will under go major turnaround in 2015, the co. said on Feb 9, 2012. Husky Toledo, OH 140.0 Minor turnaround planned in mid- Energy 2012; the partial outage will last about 21 days, the co. said on Feb. 9. Tesoro Mandan, ND 58.0 Total crude-oil processing capa- 2nd Q city to increase by 17% to 68,000 2012 b/d by 2nd quarter 2012. Valero Memphis, TN 180.0 Five weeks of maintenance on early-April crude unit starting in March. 2012 2012, co. said on Nov. 1, 2011. ROCKIES Sinclair Sinclair, WY 80.0 Long-term upgrade project com- Jan pleted, the Co. said on Jan 25. 2012 Throughput increased to 80K-b/d, coker unit and sulfur plant added and hydrocracker rate increased. WEST COAST Alon Bakersfield 14.5 Refining operations halted for CA at least one month for econo- mic reasons, a local news re- port said on Jan 15. BP Carson, CA 265.0 Planned flaring extended through Feb 7; a Jan 30 filing to regula- tors said. A previous filing said the flaring began on Jan 23. BP Ferndale, 230.0 Refinery idled after Feb. 17 End WA fire at crude unit. Planned April maintenance advanced; plant will remain shut through April. Conoco Carson, CA 139.0 Maintenance work under way at Wilmington Carson plant, the Co. said on Jan 27; no details were pro- vided. Conoco San Francisco 120.2 Planned turnaround maintenance Mar 25- under way, the co. said on Mar 28 5. Scope and duration of work not disclosed. Traders said CDU, reformer, coker involved in work expected to last until Mar 25-28. Tesoro West Coast N/A Q4 2011 maintenance at West Coast refineries delayed until 2012. Further details not pro vided. Valero Wilmington, 150.0 CDU and coker at planned rates as of Feb. 21. Other units to follow.

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09/11/201212:45:35Refinery Status: Brief Flaring Event Takes Place At Flint Hills...
09/10/201212:55:35Refinery Status: Planned Flaring Even Set Fo BP Refinery in Carson...
09/07/201213:14:22Refinery Status: Trainer Refinery to be Running by End of Sept.
09/06/201213:23:25Refinery Status: Power Back at Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery
09/05/201211:36:10Refinery Status: Marathon Garyville Refinery Back to Normal After...
08/31/201211:04:04Refinery Status: Marathon Garyville Refinery at Reduced Rates
08/30/201212:03:35Refinery Status: Exxon Reports Flaring at Beaumont Refinery
08/27/201211:28:02Refinery Status: Refineries Closing for Tropical Storm
08/27/201211:25:42Refinery Status: Exxon Reports Unit Outage At Beaumont
08/23/201211:09:27Refinery Status: Phillips 66 Equipment Failure At Roxana
08/20/201211:47:09Refinery Status: Delek Reports Power Outage at Tyler Refinery
08/17/201211:00:33Refinery Status: Exxon Beaumont Refinery Resumes After Outage
08/16/201211:10:57Refinery Status: Exxon Has Electrical Outage At Beaumont Refinery
08/15/201212:51:13Refinery Status: Shell Reports Unit Failure At Martinez Refinery
08/14/201210:56:07Refinery Status: Shell Reports Fire At Martinez Refinery
08/13/201214:57:18Refinery Status: Citgo Repairs Tripped Compressor At Lemont Refinery
08/08/201216:26:49Refinery Status: Chevron Says Most Units Running at Richmond...
08/07/201210:55:13Refinery Status: Chevron Shuts Richmond, Calif. CDU After Fire
08/02/201215:43:16Refinery Status: Fire at HollyFrontier Tulsa Shuts Hydrotreater
08/01/201212:45:09Refinery Status: ExxonMobil Torrance, Calif., Refinery At Normal...

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