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Refinery Status: Valero Port Arthur Coker Unit Still Shut; Plant Running At Reduced Rates

hello resources! i filed this more than an hour ago to STAT1, but see that it hasn't hit the wire yet. could you please send it out at your earliest convenience? i am at 201-264-4185 for questions. thanks and regards, rose. 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. Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) on June 9 said its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery is still operating at reduced rates while efforts to restart a coker unit continue since a lightning strike on June 6 caused a power failure. Suncor Energy (SU) on June 9 said planned maintenance at one of two crude units and associated equipment had been concluded at its Edmonton refinery in Alberta, Canada. The plant had already resumed normal rates. Valero Energy Corp. on June 9 said a pump snag at an FCCU at its Los Angeles-area refinery on June 7 had no material impact on production. ConocoPhillips (COP) on June 9 said the fire-hit crude unit at its Bayway refinery in Linden, N.J., remained shut and the plant continued to run at reduced rates following a June 1 fire. Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) on June 9 said a process unit at its Joliet, Illinois, refinery was returned to service after going off-line on May 21. The company wouldn't identify the unit. Alon Refining (ALJ) on June 8 said its Krotz Springs, Louisiana, refinery, shut in late May in anticipation of Mississippi River floodwaters, is in restart mode. Maintenance, planned for 3rd-quarter 2011, was advanced and completed in the time frame. ConocoPhillips (COP) on June 8 reported excess emissions due to mechanical issues at its Rodeo, Calif., refinery; the facility reported flaring activity on June 5, according to filings with state environmental regulators. The cause of the incidents was not disclosed. BP PLC (BP) on June 8 reported the restart plan for FCCU-3 at its Texas City, Texas. The unit was shut June 7 for 48-hours of maintenance at an associated Wet Gas Scrubber. Tesoro Corp.'s (TSO) Wilmington, Calif., refinery is ramping towards normal operating rates on June 7 following a power outage the day before. Several unspecified processing units were affected by the outage, company spokesman Mike Marcy said late Tuesday. Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) said on June 7 that shipping docks at its Baton Rouge, La., refinery had been completely re-opened after closing on May 15 due to the Mississippi River flooding. The docks were partially re-opened around May 25 when water levels receded, the company said at that time. The refinery is operating at planned rates. Several processing units at Western Refining's (WNR) oil refinery in El Paso, Texas, were restarted on June 6 after an early morning, spotty, power failure resulted in shut downs in the north and south sections of the plant, the company said in a filing to Texas state environmental regulators. Citgo Petroleum Corp. on June 5 shut FCCU No. 2 at its oil refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, due to a malfunction at an associated pressure control valve, the company said in a filing to Texas state environmental regulators. 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 Conoco Linden, NJ 238.0 Bayway refinery at reduced rates after a furnace fire at crude unit June 1. Crude unit was shut. GULF COAST Alon Krotz 83.0 Refinery in restart on June 8 Springs, La after shutting in late-May as a precaution ahead of Mississippi River flooding. Maintenance, advanced from 3rd-quarter 2011 was performed. BP Texas City 437.0 Restart plans were submitted for TX FCCU-3 on June 8. The unit was shut June 7 for 48-hr. work at wet gas scrubber. Chevron Pascagoula 330.0 One of two crude units experienced MS an "isolated fire" early May 10 that lasted about an hour. Co. declined to comment on the status of the unit and the refinery. Citgo Corpus 163.0 No. 2 FCCU shut on June 5 due to Christi, TX control valve malfunction. Status unclear. Exxon Baton Rouge 504.5 Refinery operating normally the Mobil La. co. said on June 7; shipping docks completely operationsl after clos- ing May 15 due to Mississippi River flooding. Valero Port Arthur 285.0 Refinery still running at reduced June 7 TX rates; coker unit shut, due to power outage by lightning strike on June 6. Total Port Arthur 232.0 Coker unit down after power outage, TX according to May 26 filing. Western El Paso, TX 127.8 Units in restart in June 6 after June 6 spotty power outage earlier that day. BP Texas City 437.0 FCCU No. 3 exceeded opacity limit TX set by permit, a June 1 filing said. MIDWEST Exxon Joliet, IL 238.6 Unspecified unit back in service on June 9 after going off-line on May 21, the co. said. ROCKIES WEST COAST Conoco Rodeo, CA 120.2 Mechanical issues cause excess emissions on June 8 and flaring on June 5. Cause unknown. Tesoro Wilmington 97.0 Refinery resuming normal opera- June 7 CA tions on June 7 following power outage the day before. Several unspecified units were affected. PLANNED CANADA Suncor Edmonton 135.0 Refinery at normal rates on June June 9 9 following scheduled maintenance at one of two crude units and as- sociated equipment that began on April 22. CARIBBEAN EAST COAST GULF COAST Exxon Baytown, TX 560.0 Planned activities underway, but further details were not disclosed on a community hotline recording on June 3. Lyondell Houston, TX 270.0 FCCU rate cut on Apr 22 follow- Basell upset. Unit status remains un- unclear on May 3; the co. won't comment. Motiva Port Arthur 285.0 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 Christi 142.0 Coker brought down for planned TX maintenance, company said in May 25 government filing. Valero McKee TX 170.0 Vacuum unit turnaround planned for first half of 2012, co. said. Expansion project announced on 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 BP Whiting, IN 405.0 Turnaround will start at the End-May end of March at Reformer No. 4 and alkylation unit for 60 days, source said on Mar 25. Turnaround at Pipestill 12 de- layed by 3 months; it was sup- posed to begin in November, a source said on Mar 25. Citgo Lemont, IL 167.0 Unidentified equipment failure on late June 2. Earlier that day, a company official said the refinery was at reduced rates after a steam boiler and associated processing equipment were shut for repairs June 1. CVR Coffeyville 115.7 Periodic turnaround will take place KS in two phases beginning in Fall 2011 and completed in Spring 2012. 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. WEST COAST BP Carson, CA 265.0 Planned flaring activity to take place on June 3-7, according to a June 1 filing.

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