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.
Shell Oil Company (RDSA, RDSA.LN) said Monday that a small, early day fire was quickly extinguished at its Deer Park, Texas, refinery. The location of the fire was not disclosed, nor is it clear whether the event had any impact on operations.
BP PLC (BP) reported a malfunctioning relief valve at a coker unit at its Texas City, Texas, refinery on Friday; the status of operations was unclear.
A wet gas compressor was shut unplanned last week at Alon USA's (ALJ) Big Spring, Texas, oil refinery during a storm.
For more detailed information, search Dow Jones Newswires using the code N/REF.
Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
Alon Big Spring 70.0 Wet gas compressor shut un- n/a
TX planned on May 14 due to
BP Texas City 455.8 Relief valve at coker unit drum n/a
TX malfunctioned on May 14. Impact
on operations unclear.
Exxon Beaumont 344.5 Reported crack in coke drum
TX April 24.
Reported unidentified exchanger
leak to Cooling Tower #17 at a
gas plant's alkylation unit,
causing emissions on May 5-6, Co.
reported May 6.
Motiva Port Arthur 285.0 Power interruption slows or n/a
TX shuts operations at several
processing units; status of
Contract worker dies on 4/19;
the cause is under investi-
Lyondell Houston 268.0 Rupture disc blew, resulting in
TX in emissions at Unit 433; no
other units damaged or off-site
impact, Co. reported May 3.
Shell Deer Park 310.0 Co. confirms small, early day
Texas fire on May 17 at unspecified
location was quickly extinguised.
Impact on operations unclear.
Hydrodesulfurization unit in n/a
circulation mode following snag
at associated vent gas compressor
on May 7.
Valero Corpus 340.0 Coker unit restarted May 14 May 14
Christi, TX in East Plant following un-
planned shutdown on May 10
owing to a flange fire.
AGE San Antonio 13.5 An 18-wheeler exploded May 3, causing
TX several smaller explosions,
Fire Department said. Cause is
under investigation; one employee
was hospitalized for burns and at
least one other was treated on site.
Conoco Wood River 306.0 Fire broke out at S-Zorb sulfur
IL treating unit April 29; there
were no injuries and the unit
is being investigated.
Chevron El Segundo 279.0 Isomax plant shut March 19 n/a
CA due to "small" fire. No
estimate on restart.
BP Carson, CA 265.0 Unplanned planned flaring n/a
due to unidentified breakdown
Co. reported May 6.
Tesoro Wilmington 100.0 Hydrocracker Unit Shut April 11 n/a
CA due to a mechanical issue. No
estimate on restart.
Tesoro Anacortes 120.0 Fire at naphtha unit April 2 end Q2
WA killed seven.
All production operations to
temporarily shut down later this
month until repairs are done and
investigations progress, company said
April 12. Supply will be met from
other companies' refineries or from
spot market. Plant was processing
70,000 b/d if crude after blast.
Plant will be shut through 2Q,
Co. said April 30.
Exxon Torrance, CA 150.0 Hydrocracker - 20,500 b/d - was
getting ready to be restarted,
flaring to take place on May 6-10,
Co. said May 5. Unit was shut
April 28 after a compressor
went offline. Impact unclear.
Shell Montreal 130.0 The refinery will be converted
Quebec into a fuel terminal, Co. said
Jan. 7. No timeline provided.
Valero Aruba 235.0 The plant, which
was shut in June for 2-3
months for economic reasons was
closed indefinitely in Nov.
Conoco Linden, NJ 238.0 Bayway turnaround completed,
Co. said May 3.
Hess Port 35 day turnaround commenced in May 2010
Reading NJ April, the Co. said on April 28,
at the plant's 70,000-b/d
FCCU; the refinery does not
process crude oil.
Sunoco Westville 145.0 Idling all Eagle Point refin- n/a
NJ ing operations indefinitely due
to poor economics, Co. said
Valero Delaware 210.0 PBF Investments has reached April 2012
deal to buy plant. Petroplus
said May 5 the plant would be
restarted in 2Q of 2011.
Western Yorktown 64.5 Planned work scheduled 3Q 2010. Q3 2010
Alon Krotz 100.0 Refinery will be back in "full
Springs, La. operation" in the second half of
May, Co. said May 6. Plant has
been shut since Nov. 2009 for
BP Texas City 455.8 Planned work began at an FCC
vessel April 23.
An unidentified unit was being
restarted May 5-6, a filing said.
Chevron Pascagoula 330.0 Pre-commercial heavy oil 2010
Miss. conversion project delayed
from 2008 to 2010 due to
Work is progressing on the
continuous catalytic reformer,
expected to be completed by
mid-2010, Co. said Feb. 25.
Co. is planning to put a premium
base-oil facility at plant.
Flint Corpus $250 mln project for new Spring 2010
Hills Christi, TX diesel desulfurization,
sulfur recovery unit to begin
in Fall 2008. Construction
to last 18 months.
Maintenance at one of three May 3
compressors at the flare gas
recovery unit on April 26-May 3
Marathon Garyville 436.0 Plant operating at newly ex- n/a
LA panded capacity and may ex-
ceed it, the co. said on March
Motiva Port Arthur 285.0 Delayed Coking Unit to restart May 12
TX Wed., May 12, following two
weeks of maintenance.
Expansion project to increase 1Q
throughput capacity by 325,000 2012
b/d, to 610,000-b/d, slowed.
Completion now seen 1Q
2012, from 2010.
Valero Corpus 340.0 Plant shut; West Plant n/a
Christi, TX 50,000-b/d FCCU at reduced
rates since mid-Dec for
Valero Norco, LA 250.0 Upgrade project to build 2012
a new diesel hydrotreater
unit moved from 2010 to