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Refinery Status: BP Shuts Texas City FCCU-1; FCCU-3 At Planned Rates

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. BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) on June 13 shut FCCU-1 at its Texas City, Texas, refinery due to a blower failure at the associated electrostatic precipitator. There is no estimate of when it will restart. FCCU-3, the larger of two FCCUs at the refinery was restarted on June 11 and is at planned rates after shutting down on June 7 for what was expected to be 48-hours of repairs, a person familiar with operations at the refinery said on Tuesday. Delek US Holdings (DK) reported a smoke condition at its oil refinery in Tyler, Texas, on Monday, a filing to Texas state environmental regulators said. Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSA.LN) reported flaring at a coker unit on June 12 at its oil refinery in Deer Park, Texas, according to a filing with Texas state environmental regulators made public Monday. The filing didn't indicate whether the event had an impact on coker unit operations. Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) on June 13 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. A blower malfunction at the plant's FCCU late on June 11 had no material impact on production, the co. said also on June 13. Scheduled maintenance on a reformer unit at BP PLC's (BP, BP.LN) oil refinery in Whiting, Indiana, has been concluded and the unit is currently operating at planned rates, a person familiar with operations at the plant said. The unit, which produces high-octane gasoline blending components, was taken out of service at the end of March, along with an alkylation unit, for what was expected to be 60 days of planned turnaround maintenance. 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. 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 still shut, the co. said on June 9. 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 FCCU-1 shut unplanned on June 13; N/A TX no estimate for restart, a source said on June 14. FCCU-3 at planned rates on June June 11 13 after weekend restart. Unit shut on June 7 for 48-hours maintenance to 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 restarted on June 6 June 6 Christi, TX after control valve malfunction shut it down the day before, a co. official said on June 10. Delek Tyler, TX 58.0 Smoke at the plant's FCCU flare was visible on June 13. 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 TX rates; coker unit shut due to power outage by lightning strike on June 6. No estimate on when operations will return to normal, the co. said on June 14. Shell Deer Park, 327.0 Flaring at coker unit reported to TX environmental regulators; status coker unit operations unclear. Total Port Arthur 232.0 Coker unit down after power outage, TX according to May 26 filing. MIDWEST ROCKIES WEST COAST Conoco Rodeo, CA 120.2 Mechanical issues cause excess emissions on June 8 and flaring on June 5. Cause unknown. 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 Reformer No. 4 at planned rates on June 10 after turnaround that began at the end of March, a person familiar with the plant said on June 10. Turnaround at Pipestill 12 de- layed by 3 months; it was sup- posed to begin in November, a source said on Mar 25. 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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06/30/201112:41:47Refinery Status: Chevron Has Compressor Trip At Pascagoula Refinery
06/29/201111:32:22Refinery Status: Husky Shuts Lima Refinery For Repairs
06/28/201111:26:33Refinery Status: Sunoco Restarting Units At Philadelphia Refinery
06/27/201110:45:05Refinery Status: Exxon Has Furnace Outage At Joliet Refinery
06/24/201112:23:37Refinery Status: Valero Performs Maintenance At Corpus Refinery
06/23/201111:35:05Refinery Status: Chevron Reports Upset At Richmond Refinery
06/23/201111:08:26Frontier Oil Restarts Unit At El Dorado Refinery - Filing
06/22/201112:49:12Refinery Status: BP To Bring Texas City To Full Capacity In August
06/21/201111:07:58Refinery Status: Alon Reports Power Outage At Big Spring Refinery
06/20/201114:15:35Refinery Status: Alon Reports Increased Opacity At Big Spring...
06/16/201115:51:32Refinery Status: Valero Port Arthur Refinery To Resume Normal...
06/14/201115:13:33Refinery Status: BP Shuts Texas City FCCU-1; FCCU-3 At Planned...
06/13/201116:02:15Refinery Status: Valero Port Arthur Still At Reduced Rates
06/10/201110:27:06Refinery Status: Valero Port Arthur Coker Unit Still Shut; Plant...
06/08/201110:02:08Refinery Status: Tesoro Wilmington Refinery Resumes Normal Operations
06/07/201110:56:30Refinery Status: Valero Shuts Some Port Arthur Refinery Units...
06/06/201112:10:17Refinery Status: Conoco Rodeo Refinery Reports Flaring Activity
06/02/201110:06:06Refinery Status: Conoco Bayway Plant Operating At Reduced Rates
05/31/201111:05:34Refinery Status: PBF Halts Delaware City Refinery Unit Start-Up
05/27/201112:22:03Refinery Status: Valero Restarts Texas City Refinery After Power...

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