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Refinery Status: Exxon Beaumont Refinery Resumes After Outage

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. Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) said on Aug. 16 its refinery in Beaumont, Texas, resumed operations after an electrical outage the day before. Exxon still expected to meet its contractual supply committments, according to the company's filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA.LN) said Aug. 15 that a mechanical failure occured at its refinery in Martinez, Ca., resulting in more than 100 pounds of sulfur dioxide being emitted. A fire broke out at a processing unit in the same refinery on Aug. 13. Citgo Petroleum said Aug. 14 that the FCCU at its refinery in Lemont, Ill., was shuttered with no estimate for restart. The unit had gone down for unplanned repair on July 28. Citgo said Aug. 10 that workers were putting back online a compressor that tripped at the coking unit of its refinery in Lemont, Ill. Sunoco Inc.'s (SUN) Alkylation Unit 869 returned to service on Aug. 9 after going into circulation mode on Aug. 3 to facilitate compressor repair, a filing to environmental regulators made available on Aug. 10 said. Pasadena Refining Systems Inc. on Aug. 10 reports flaring of off-spec product at its Pasadena, Texas, refinery. Valero Energy Inc. (VLO) on Aug. 10 said an FCCU at its St. Charles refinery in Norco, La., will return to service before the end of August. It was shut on Aug. 10 for unplanned repairs. A Bloomberg report on Aug. 8 said Chevron's (CVX) fire-struck Richmond, Calif., refinery is operating at about 60% of capacity after the Aug. 6 fire that shut only the plant's CDU. The Borger Refinery in Borger, Texas, reported a process upset on Aug. 8 listing Areas C and D as the sources of emissions; no other details were provided in a filing to environmental regulators. HollyFrontier Corp. (HFC) on Aug. 8 said repairs to the fire-struck diesel hydrotreating unit at its Tulsa East refinery in Okla., would take six to eight weeks. The fire and shutdown occurred on Aug. 2. Citgo Petroleum Corp. on Aug. 8 said the FCCU shut for unplanned repair at its Lemont, Ill., refinery on July 28 is in restart mode. 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. PBF Energy said equipment malfunction on Aug. 6 at its Delaware City refinery in Delaware caused an emissions release of sulfur dioxide. No further information was provided in the filing to environmental regulators. Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) on Aug. 6 said its Benicia, Calif., refinery FCCU is on track to reach normal rate by mid-August. The unit began the process of restarting on Aug. 6; it was shut on July 26 for unplanned repair to an associated compressor. 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 PBF Delaware 190.0 Equipment malfunction on Aug. Energy DE 6 caused emissions; no further details available. 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 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. 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. Pasadena Pasadena, TX 100.00 Flaring of off-spec product re- Refining ported to regulators on Aug. 10. Valero Norco, LA 270.0 FCCU shut on Aug 10 is expected to return to service before the end of August, the Co. said. 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 regulators said. 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 An Aug 8 Bloomberg report said CA the refinery is operating at 60% of capacity. 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. 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 Late Energy 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 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 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- 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. Subscribe to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com?mod=djnwires 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. 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- ment breakdown. Copyright (c) 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Subscribe to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com?mod=djnwires

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