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Refinery Status: Various Units Down at Motiva Port Arthur, Tx., Refinery

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. In additon to the recent shutdown of a 325,000 barrel-a-day crude unit at Motiva Enterprises 600,000 barrel-a-day Port Arthur, Tx., refinery, the company will also be taking a reformer and hydrotreater out of service, according to traders and marketers doing business with the company. Citgo's 167,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Lemont, Illinois, was affected by an instrument failure, which relased sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere the morning of June 19, according to a filing provided by the US National Response Center. No specific refining unit was mentioned in the NRC filing. A crude unit was upset on June 19 at the 122,000 barrel-a-day refinery in El Paso, Texas, refinery owned by Western Refinng Inc, according to the Texas Comission On Environmental Quality. The unit was taken out of service for a day due to an interruption in feedstock supply and a flaring event was seen for 14 hours. A sulfur unit tripped on June 18, at the 139,000 barrel-a-day HollyFrontier refinery in El Dorado, Kansas, according to a notice from the National Response Center. The duration of the hydrogen sulfide release was about one hour. A power loss took place at Phillips 66, 260,000 barrel-a-day Westlake, LA., refinery on June 16, according to the National Response Center. The power outage was of short duration and an affected unit was restarted. An emissions event took place on June 15 at Phillips 66, 105,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Ferndale, Wa., according to the National Response Center. The duration of the even was only one hour and no firm indications were forthcomng regarding the effect on any refinery units. A planned flaring event is scheduled to take place at BP's 265,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Carson, Calif., from June 18 through June 25, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. No firm indication was given as to shich units will be affected. Citgo on June 12 said planned turnaround maintenance at unspecified process units at its Lemont, Illinois, refinery had been completed. The work began at the end of April and traders doing business in the region said a crude unit was one of the units slated work. Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) on June 12 said the leak in an LPG line leading to a hydrocracker unit at its Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery had been repaired. The leak was discovered the day before and the hydrocracker continued to operate during the work, the company said. An FCCU at Valero's Port Arthur, Texas, refinery continues to operate at a slightly reduced rate while work continues to repair associated blowers, the company said on June 12. The smallest of three crude distillation units at BP PLC's (BP, BP.LN) Whiting, Indiana, refinery was restarted over the weekend, a source familiar with the plant said on June 11. It was taken out of service for unplanned work around June 1. Delek US Holdings (DK) on June 11 said a malfunction at sulfur recovery unit 1 at its Tyler, Texas, refinery caused a brief period of emissions, according to a report to environmental regulators. Motiva Enterprises'(RDSA, RDSB) newly-commissioned 325,000-barrels-a-day crude unit at it's Port Arthur, Texas, was taken out of service over the weekend for weeks, if not months, of repairs, a source familiar with operations at the plant said on June 11. The unit was commissioned into service on May 31 and shut on June 4 to repair leaking valves, the same source said at that time. Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) on June 9 reported planned flaring at its Torrance, Calif., refinery to Calif. state regulators. The company on June 4 said several units, including a coker, pretreater and hydrogen unit, were scheduled for several weeks of planned maintenance and that flaring could be visible between June 4 and 13. Shell Oil Co. (RDSA, RDSB) on June 8 reported flaring and a release of sulfur dioxide at its San Francisco-area refinery in Martinez, Calif. The cause wasn't known and no other details were provided in a filing to Calif. state regulators. Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) on June 8 told Dow Jones Newswires that planned maintenance was under way at a number of operating units at its refinery in Robinson, Ill. No other details were provided. 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 MIDWEST GULF COAST BP Texas City, 475.0 FCCU No. 3 restarted on June 5 June 5 TX after shutting down unplanned during the restart process on May 24. The unit was returning from 5 months of maintenance. Citgo Corpus 165.0 Amine system upset on June 8 Christi, TX caused SRU trains to shut down. No other details provided -Filing Delek Tyler, TX 62.0 Malfunction at SRU 1 on Jun 11 reported to regulators. Impact to operations unclear. Coker unit compressor upset resulted in emissions at FCCU flare on June 8 - filing. Status of operations unclear. Motiva Port Arthur 600.0 Newly commissioned 325,000-b/d TX CDU was shut by a small fire over the Jun 9-10 weekend. Re- pairs will take several weeks. The unit was restarting following a Jun 4 shutdown to repair leak- ing valves. The unit was commis- sioned on May 31. Valero Corpus 325.0 Leak in LPG line to hydrocrack- Jun 12 Christi, TX ing unit repaired, the co. said on Jun 12. It was discovered the day before and the HDC continued to operate during the repair work. Valero Port Arthur 310.0 FCCU operating at slightly re- TX duced rate since June 8 to re- pair blowers, the co. said on Jun 12. MIDWEST BP Whiting, IN 405.0 The smallest of 3 CDUs was re- started over the weekend, a familiar with the plant said on Jun 11. It was shut for unplan- ned work around Jun 1. ROCKIES Suncor Commerce 94.0 FCCU down because of problem City, CO. with compressor. No restart date given. WEST COAST Phillips Rodeo, CA 76.0 Recent maintenance has been 66 concluded the co. said on June 5. Flaring due to restart of unspecified unit was reported on May 31. 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 EAST COAST 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- economics. GULF COAST Flint Corpus 300.0 Coker unit maintenance combined Hills Christi TX with hydrocracker unit restart to cause emissions and flaring on May 12. 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 report said. 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 195,000 b/d. 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 4Q 2012. Valero Port Arthur 325.0 Hydrocracker project will pro- 2012 TX ceed and be completed in late 2012. MIDWEST Citgo Lemont, IL 167.0 Planned turnaround maintenance at unspecified units completed the co. said on June 12. The turnaround began at the end of April. 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 scheduled 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- mid-2012 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. ROCKIES WEST COAST Alon Bakersfield 14.5 Hydrocraker Unit to restart Mid-May CA mid-May traders said on May 4. BP Carson, CA 265.0 Planned flaring may occur Jun 8-11; not associated with equipment breakdown- filing. Chevron Richmond 246.0 Source on May 14 said units in- May 28 CA volved in May 12 planned shutdown include FCCU and hydrotreater. Work to last for two weeks. Exxon Torrance 155.0 Several units will be shut for Mobil CA planned maintenance, including hydrogen, coker and pretreater starting June 4. Work will take several weeks to complete, the co. said on June 4. Shell Martinez 156.4 Scheduled work (unspecified) CA is underway, the co. said on Apr 27. Traders said crude and coker unit involved; end date not provided. Tesoro Martinez 166.0 Hydrocracker has been shut for May 11- CA two weeks of maintenance, traders 13 said on May 2. Tesoro Wilmington 97.0 Planned maintenance underway at CA unspecified units, the co. said on June 6. No restart estimate.

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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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