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Refinery Status: Monroe Energy Restarting Trainer FCCU

Date : 02/12/2013 @ 10:26AM
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Refinery Status: Monroe Energy Restarting Trainer FCCU

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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.

Monroe Energy is restarting the fluid catalytic cracking unit, or FCCU, at its refinery in Trainer, Penn., a person familiar with the refinery's operations said Feb. 11. The FCCU was taken down for unplanned maintenance in December.

Alon USA (ALJ) said in a government filing Feb. 11 that 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 (ALDW) on Jan. 29 said 10 days of planned maintenance at its Big Spring, Texas, vacuum tower will start this month.

Tesoro Corp. (TSO) said Feb. 8 it restarted an unspecified "major unit" at its refinery in Martinez, Calif., according to a government filing. A company spokeswoman declined to name which unit was restarted.

Philadelphia Energy Solutions shut down the CDU, hydrodesulfurization and low-sulfur gasoline units at its Philadelphia refinery during the week ended Feb. 8, the company said in a government filing. Philadelphia Energy Solutions said in a Feb. 4 filing to local environmental regulators that a reformer unit at the Girard Point section of its 330,000-barrel-a-day Philadelphia refinery was shut Jan. 18 for maintenance.

Tesoro Corp. (TSO) said Feb. 6 it was taking down the FCCU at its refinery in Anacortes, Wash., in the first quarter as it expands the refinery's capacity for Bakken crude oil to 50,000 barrels a day. The work would carry into the second quarter, a company executive said.

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) said Feb. 7 that a 12,000-barrel-a-day hydrocracker unit at its refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, had been restarted following a brief power outage the day before.

Phillips 66 (PSX) had an unspecified unit outage Feb. 6 at its 80,000-barrel-a-day refinery in Rodeo, Calif., according to a government filing made public Feb. 5. A company spokesman wasn't immediately available.

Tesoro restarted what it described as "a major refining unit" Feb. 4 at its 97,000-barrel-a-day refinery in Wilmington, Calif., according to a government filing made public Feb. 5.

Husky Energy (HSE.T) completed construction of a hydrotreater and aromatics unit at its 160,000-barrel-a-day refinery in Lima, Ohio, a company spokesperson said Feb. 5. The work had been started in 2012.

Valero Energy on Feb. 3 took down the gasoline-producing FCCU and the alkylation unit at its 135,000-barrel-a-day refinery in Wilmington, Calif., for two weeks of work, a company spokesman said. Valero had restarted the units in mid-January after an earlier round of repairs.

Phillips 66 continues to perform maintenance at its 247,000-barrel-a-day refinery in Sweeny, Texas, a company spokesman said Feb. 2.

Houston Refining LP (LYB) on Feb. 1 said it is in the early stages of starting a period of planned turnaround maintenance at one of the crude-oil units and at a coker unit at its Houston refinery. Crude-oil throughput will be reduced by about 80,000 barrels a day during the maintenance period. The work is expected to be completed during the first quarter.

Valero Energy on Jan. 29 said five weeks of planned turnaround maintenance will start in April at a crude-oil unit at its 170,000-barrel-a-day McKee Refinery in Sunray, Texas. The company has also scheduled the plant-wide shutdown of its 100,000-barrel-a-day Jean Gaulin Refinery in Quebec, Canada, for nine weeks of turnaround work starting in April.

Hess Corp. (HES) on Jan. 28 said it will close its 70,000-barrel-a-day FCCU facility in Port Reading, N.J., by the end of February and sell all terminal operations along the East Coast and in the Caribbean to focus on exploration-and-production activity.

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 
 
Monroe   Trainer       185.0  Restarting FCCU shut Dec. 30 for unplanned 
Energy   PA                   maintenance, source said Feb. 11. 
 
GULF COAST 
 
Flint    Corpus        300.0  Unspecified unit shut Jan. 
Hills    Christi, TX          14 in 70K-b/d East Plant after 
                              a seal pump fire, the co. said. 
                              No restart estimate provided. 
 
Motiva   Port Arthur   600.0  New 325K-b/d CDU restarted, the 
         TX                   company said Jan. 22. Unit to 
                              operate at reduce rates for 3-4 
                              weeks, a person familiar with 
                              operations also said Jan. 22. 
 
Motiva   Convent       235.0  Filing Jan. 23 said a unit was 
         LA                   shut following a process upset. 
 
Total    Port Arthur   225.5  Company reported malfunction Jan. 
         TX                   21 to SRU. Company reported fire 
                              in gas oil hydrotreater Jan. 22 
                              and said it had been extinguished. 
 
MIDWEST 
 
Marathon Detroit       120.0  Emissions of hydrogen sulfide 
         MI                   Jan. 28 due to compressor snag 
                              reported to NRC. Impact to pro- 
                              duction unclear. 
 
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 
 
ROCKIES 
 
WEST COAST 
 
BP       Carson        265.0  Unspecified units are at planned 
PLC      CA                   rates Jan. 28 following a 
                              power snag Jan. 26, a person 
                              familiar with operations at the 
                              refinery said.(Planned maintenance 
                              continues.) 
 
 
Chevron  Richmond      240.0  Unspecified unit shut Jan. 24 
Corp     CA                   due to electrical problem. No 
                              further information provided in 
                              regulatory filing. 
 
Exxon    Torrance      155.0  Company on Jan. 31 said the refinery 
Mobil    CA                   was operating normally following 
                              a temporary mechanical issue on 
                              Jan. 30. Traders said FCCU rates 
                              had been reduced in the incident 
                              to facilitate alkylation repairs. 
 
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. 
 
 
PLANNED 
 
CANADA 
 
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. 
 
CARIBBEAN 
 
Valero   Aruba                Refinery will be converted to a 
                              terminal while the company continues 
                              to seek a buyer. 
 
EAST COAST 
 
Hess     Port Reading   70.0  FCCU facility will be closed by     Feb. 
Corp.    NJ                   end-Feb. as the company exits the   2013 
                              refining business. 
 
 
Phila-   Philadel-     330.0  Reformer shut for maintenance on   March 
delphia  phia, PA             on Jan. 18, a filing to regulators 15 
Energy                        said; other unspecified units are 
                              involved in this round of mainte- 
                              nance, under way since mid- 
                              January and expected 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 on Nov. 8. 
 
GULF COAST 
 
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. 
 
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 

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                              concludes within first quarter. 
 
Phillips Sweeny        247.0  Planned maintenance got underway 
66       Old Ocean, TX        this week, the company said on Jan. 
                              11. Scope and duration were not 
                              provided. 
 
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 
                              Jan. 17. 
 
Valero   Sunray   TX   170.0  Five weeks of work on the crude    May 
McKee                         unit to begin in April, the co.    2013 
                              said on Jan. 29. Work was origi- 
                              nally set to begin in March for 
                              four weeks. 
 
Valero   Norco         185.0  Hydrocracker project will          1st Q 
                              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 
                              Jan. 10. 
 
Western  El Paso       122.0  Company will perform turnaround 
         TX                   on north side of refinery 
                              starting in February. 
 
MIDWEST 
 
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. 
 
Holly    Tulsa         125.0  The entire refinery will be shut    Late 
Frontier OK                   while West Plant section undergoes  2012 
                              major turnaround maintenance in 
                              late 2012, the company said on 
                              Aug. 5, 2011. 
 
Holly    El Dorado     139.0  Coker unit undergoing maintenance 
Frontier KS                   until further notice, traders said 
                              on Sept. 14. No significant impact 
                              to production is expected. 
 
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. 
 
ROCKIES 
 
WEST COAST 
 
BP       Carson        266.0  FCCU and Alkylation shut Jan. 6    Feb 10 
         CA                   for five weeks planned 
                              maintenance - filing. 
 
BP       Blaine        226.0  Planned maintenance at unspeci- 
         WA                   fied unit(s) got underway 
                              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 
                              bring the plant back to full 
                              production following an August 
                              fire. The company still expects 
                              repairs to be completed in the 
                              first quarter of 2013. 
 
Tesoro   Kapolei        94.0  Refinery will stop production 
         HI                   and convert to a storage, import 
                              and distribution terminal by April. 
 
Tesoro   Wilmington    100.0  Planned maintenance under way, 
         CA                   the company said Jan. 10; no 
                              details provided. Traders on 
                              Jan. 4 said an FCCU, alkyla- 
                              tion unit and hydrotreater are 
                              involved in the maintenance. 
 

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