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.
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Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
Monroe Trainer 185.0 Restarting FCCU shut Dec. 30 for unplanned
Energy PA maintenance, source said Feb. 11.
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.
Marathon Detroit 120.0 Emissions of hydrogen sulfide
MI Jan. 28 due to compressor snag
reported to NRC. Impact to pro-
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
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
Chevron Richmond 240.0 Unspecified unit shut Jan. 24
Corp CA due to electrical problem. No
further information provided in
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.
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.
Valero Aruba Refinery will be converted to a
terminal while the company continues
to seek a buyer.
Hess Port Reading 70.0 FCCU facility will be closed by Feb.
Corp. NJ end-Feb. as the company exits the 2013
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Western El Paso 122.0 Company will perform turnaround
TX on north side of refinery
starting in February.
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.
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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