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Refinery Status: Ultraformer/Reformer In Restart Mode At BP Texas City 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. An ultraformer, also know as a reformer, will be in the process of restarting at BP's 439,000 barrel-a-day Texas City refinery. The even will run from July 23 through July 26, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. A coker was put back into service on July 17 at Tesoro's 98,000 barrel-a-day Wilmington, California refinery. In addition, a fluid catalytic cracker was also brought back on line the same day, according to marketers and traders doing buisness with the refinery. A fluid catalytic cracker at Sunoco's 334,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Philadelphia was taken out of service on July 23, according to traders doing business with the refinery. An earlier report indicated the unit was put into restart mode on July 20. A planned flaring event will take place on July 24 and July 25, at ExxonMobil's 152,000 barrel-a-day Torrance, Calif., refinery, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Traders indicated the flaring was the result of units being restarted. A fire in a crude unit exchanger took place at Valero's 137,000 barrel-a-day Meraux, Louisiana, refinery on July 22, and forced the shut down of the entire refinery, according to company spokesman Bill Day. It wasn't know how long the refinery woult be out of operation. An equipment malfunction took place on July 20, at ExxonMobil's 238,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Joliet, Illinois, according to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. It wasn't known which unit was affected. Traders appeared confused about the status of a fluid catalytic cracker at Sunoco's 338,000 barrel-a-day Philadelphia refinery, but best indications from traders was the unit came down on July 23. An earlier report had the unit in restart on July 20. In addition, an exchanger on an alkylation unit was taken out of service on July 18. Flint Hills Resources will bring down a light olefins unit at it's Port Arthur, Texas, refinery on July 23, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The unit will be down for maintenance until July 30. A flaring event is scheduled to take place from July 22, through July 25, at Phillips 66 140,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Wilmington, Calif., according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Traders gave firm indications regarding the restart of some refining units. Valero's 147,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, was running at planned rates on July 20 after a couple of days of planned maintenance on a so-called light ends unit, according to company spokesman Bill Day. A flaring event was roported on July 19 at Lyondell Basell's refinery in Houston, Texas. The restart of a new crude unit at Motiva Enterprise's 600,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, will be delayed until early 2013, after being taken out of service on June 24, due to an accidental corrosive incident, according to trading sources doing business with the company. Phillips 66 completed maintenance work on July 19 at it's 200,000 barrel-a-day Ponca City, Oklahoma, refinery on July 19, according to traders doing business with the refinery. Planned maintenance began on July 10. Maintenance work at Phillips 66 140,000 barrel-a-day Wilmington, Calif., refinery was completed on July 19, according to marketers and trades doing business with the company. Planned maintenance began on July 9, resulting in the shut down of the hydrogen plant. A compressor leak was discovered at Flint Hills Resources refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, on July 18, according to the Texas Comission on Environmental Quality. The leak resulted in the take down of a gasoline hydrogenation unit. A compressor at Alon USA Energy's 68,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Big Spring, Texas, was taken out of service on July 16, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The compressor, which lead to a crude unit, is undergoing maintenance. Refining units were back on line July 18, at Citgo's 164,000 barrel-a-day Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery, according to traders ding buisness with the refinery. Units were affected by a cooling unit leak and a flash fire late July 16. Petrobras 103,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Pasadena, Texas was in the process of restarting on July 18 after a July 17, shutdown following a power outage caused by adverse weather conditions, according to traders doing business with the refiner A power outage caused by adverse weather conditions forced the temporary shutdown of Petrobras 103,000 barrel-a-day Pasadena, Texas, refinery on July 17, according to local reports. A sulfur recovery unit at Shell's 148,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Anacortes, Washington, was back on line July 17 after being taken out of service on July 8, according to traders doing business in the Pacific Northwest. As a result of the downtime and maintenance on the Olympic Pipeline, spot gasoline differentials were ups stantially over the previous six business days. A sulfur recovery unit was upset early afternoon on July 17 at Valero's 170,000 barrel-a-day McKee refinery in Sunray, Texas, according to the Texas Commission on Envoronmental Quality A fluid catalytic cracker was back in service on July 17 at Tesoro's 105,000 barrel-a-day Wilmington, Calif., refinery, according to traders and marketers doing business with the company. The unit was taken of service on June 11. It wasn't know if a delayed coking unit, tken out of service on July 9, was also back in service. In addition to an earlier reported cooling unit leak, Citgo's 165,000 barrel-a-day Corpus Christi, Texas refinery had a flash fire on July 16, according to local media reports. Crude and coker units were in the process of coming back on line July 17, at the 207,000 barrel-a-day Marathon Petroleum refinery in Robinson, Illinois, according to traders doing business with the company. The units were taken out of service on June 8, for maintenance turnaround work. A compressor leading to a crude unit at Alon USA Energy's 67,000 barrel a day refinery in Big Spring, Texas, was upset the afternoon of July 16, according to the Texas Commisssion on Environmental Quality. Normal operations were achieved in less than one hour, the Comission said. A hydrocracker was back in service on July 17 at ExxonMobil's 345,000 barrel-a-day Beaumont, Texas refinery, according to traders doine business with the company. The campany had reported unplanned maintenance on July 11. A cooling unit malfunction at Citgo's 166,000 barrel-a-day Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery took place the afternoon of July 15, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The event was described as a tube leak adjacent to a fluid catalytic cracker, but it wasn't know to what extent the unit was affected. 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 Phillips Ponca City, 198.4 Maintenance being done 66 Okla. on unspecified units. CVR Energy Wynnewood, Okla. GULF COAST Exxon Beaumont, 344.5 Unplanned work on unspecified Mobil Texas units. 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. MIDWEST Husky Lima, OH 155.0 Planned maintenace started on July 16. Company said supply will not be impacted. No finishing date given. ROCKIES WEST COAST 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 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. 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 Phillips Belle Chasse 247.0 Refinery up for sale a Nov. 29 66 LA Bloomberg News report said. 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- 2012 TX ceed and be completed in late 2012. MIDWEST CVR Wynnewood 54.0 30-40 days maintenance planned Q3 OK in 3rd Q 2013, the co. said on 2013 Nov. 3, 2011. Subscribe to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com?mod=djnwires 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 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 Wilmington 97.0 Planned maintenance underway at CA unspecified units, the co. said on June 6. No restart estimate. Copyright (c) 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Subscribe to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com?mod=djnwires

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