Refinery Status: Phillips 66 N.J. Refinery Seen at Normal Rates by Month's End

Date : 11/19/2012 @ 11:21AM
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Refinery Status: Phillips 66 N.J. Refinery Seen at Normal Rates by Month's End

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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.

Phillips 66 (PSX) on Nov. 17 said its 238,000 barrels-per-day Bayway Refinery in Linden, N.J., is expected to resume normal operations by the end of November. The facility was shut as a precaution ahead of Hurricane Sandy.

The Wood River Refinery (PSX CVE) in Roxana, Ill., said the Nov. 16 start up of distilling unit no. 2 resulted in flaring, according to a report to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The unit was taken out of service on Oct. 23, the company said during its 3rd quarter earnings call. A separate report to the IEMA said several process units were shut unplanned, including a hydrocracking unit, on Nov. 17. No further information was provided.

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) on Nov. 17 said flaring at its oil refinery in Benicia, Calif., the day before had no material impact to production. The event occurred during brief, routine maintenance at the plant's hydrocracking unit.

PBF Energy's oil refinery in Delaware City, Del., on Nov. 17 experienced a release of sulfur dioxide that resulted in a period of flaring, a report to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said.

Tesoro Corp. (TSO) in a report made public on Nov. 16 notified California's Contra Coast Hazardous Materials Program of its intention to restart an unspecified process unit at its San Francisco-area oil refinery in Martinez, Calif. The filing didn't specify whether the start-up was associated with the Nov. 8 shutdown of an unspecified unit.

Phillips 66 (PSX) notified California's South Coast Air Quality Management District of its plan to flare emissions at its Los Angeles-area refinery in Wilmington between Nov. 22 and Dec. 4. The report said the flaring wasn't due to equipment breakdown; no further details were provided.

Planned maintenance has been completed at Tesoro's 120,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Anacortes, Washington, according to a Nov. 15 company statement. Unspecified units had been down for planned maintenance since Oct. 12.

Refining units are being brought back on line at the 342,000 barrel-a-day Phillips 66 refinery in Wood River, Illinois, according to traders doing business with the company. An unspecified number of units were taken off line late September and more recent issues have affected the restart of units.

A refining unit was "upset" and flaring ensued at Shell Oil Company's 327,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Deep Park, Texas, on Nov. 12, according to the U.S. National Response Center.

A Nov. 14 power outage hit the 255,000 barrel-a-day refinery owned and operated by Motiva, a Shell/Saudi Refining joint venture, in Convent, Louisiana, according to the U.S. National Response Center. An unknown amount of emission resulted, but it wasn't known which unit was affected.

An unplanned flaring event took place on Nov. 14 at Motiva's Norco, St. Charles, Louisiana 250,000 barrel-a-day refinery due to a compressor tripping off line, according to the U.S. National Response Center. The company was attempting to restart the compressor.

Hess Corp. said on Nov. 14 it has begun the process of restarting it's 70,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Port Reading, NJ., and that operations should resume by the end of the week. The refinery was shutdown on Oct. 29, ahead of Hurricane Sandy and was unable to restart because of power issues

Irving Oil said on Nov. 14 it expects it's 300,000 barrel-a-day Saint John refinery in New Brunswick, Canada to be fully operational within the week, following the completion of it's annual maintenance. The annual turnaround got underway in early September.

For more detailed information, search Dow Jones Newswires using the code N/REF.

Operator   Refinery    Capacity   Description                   Restart 
                       (in 000s 
CANADA     Irving Oil  300.0  Company expects refinery to be   Nov. 17 
                              fully online within the week 
                              following completion of annual 
                              maintenance under way since early 
Hess     Port Reading   70.0  Refinery in restart mode and expected   Nov. 16 
         N.J.                 to be operational by Nov. 16, following 
                              a shut down on Oct. 29 in ad- 
                              vance of Hurricane Sandy. 
PBF      Delaware      190.0  Faulty relief valve caused emis- 
Energy   City, DE             sions and flaring on Nov. 17, a 
                              filing to state regulators said. 
Phillips  Linden, NJ   238.0  Refinery to resume normal opera-     Nov 26-30 
66                            tions by month's end, the co. 
                              said on Nov. 17. It was shuttered 
                              on Oct. 29 ahead of Hurricane Sandy. 
Citgo    Lake Charles  427.8  Leak in ultra low sulfur diesel 
         LA                   unit caused flaring Oct. 22. Unit 
                              was being secured for repairs, 
                              according to filing. No restart 
Exxon    Baytown, TX   584.0  Flexicoker shut Sep 11 for leak 
Mobil                         repair seen restarting in a few 
                              wks, the co. said on Nov. 7. Exact 
                              restart date not available. 
Motiva   Convent, LA   235.0  Power failure on Nov. 13 shuts 
                              processing units, a NRC filing 
                              Impact assessment continues after 
                              brief fire at CDU on Oct 1. No 
                              other process units affected, the 
                              co. said. 
Motiva   Norco, LA     233.5  Operational snag on Nov. 13 re- 
                              sults in flaring. 
Motiva   Port Arthur   600.0  Newly commissioned CDU restart on   1Q 2013 
                              track for early 2013, the co. said 
                              on Nov. 6. The 325k-b/d unit was 
                              shut for extensive repair owing 
                              to corrosion issues in May. 
CVR      Wynnewood,     70.0  Turnaround work extended by 5-10 
Energy   OK                   days to 50-55 after Sep 29 boiler. 
                              explosion. No other process units 
                              or area of the plant was affected 
                              by the blast. 
Exxon    Channahon     238.6  Equipment malfunction on Nov. 5 
         IL                   resulted in flaring, the co. said 
                              on Nov. 6. No further details pro- 
WRB      Roxana, IL    306.0  Distilling Unit No. 2 restarted    Nov 16 
                              on Nov. 16 after Oct. 23 shutdown, 
                              a filing to the IEMA said. 
                              On Nov. 17 the company reported 
                              flaring due to several unit shut 
                              downs, including a hydrocracking 
                              unit, a filing to the IEMA said. 
Chevron  Richmond,     245.0  CDU No. 4 will remain shuttered    1Q 2013 
         CA                   through 4Q 2012. It was shut due 
                              to a fire on Aug. 6. Most other 
                              process units continue to operate, 
                              although gasoline production was 
                              reduced by an unspecified amount, 
                              a Sep 12 DJ report said. The CDU 
                              will restart during 1Q 2013, the 
                              co. said on Oct. 9, 2012. 
Exxon    Torrance,     155.0  Hydrocracker back in service       Nov. 12 
Mobil    CA                   on Nov. 12 after being taken out 
                              of service on Nov. 3. 
Tesoro   Martinez      165.0  Advance notice of unspecified 
         CA                   unit restart reported to gov- 
                              ernment agency on Nov. 14. 
                              Unspecified unit shut on Nov. 8 
                              to repair small vapor leak - 
Husky    Saskatchewan         Major turnaround to take place     Spring 
Refinery                      in spring of 2013. Plant-wide      2013 
                              shutdown is planned for inspection 
                              and equipment repairs. 
Valero   Aruba                Refinery will be converted to a 
                              terminal while the co. continues 
                              to seek a buyer, the co. said on 
                              Sep 4, 2012. 
Sunoco   Marcus Hook   190.0  Plant shuttered in Dec. 2011 due 
                              to poor refining economics will 
                              be reopened to process Marcellus 
                              shale the co. said on Nov. 8. 
Exxon   Chalmette,     192.5  Planned turnaround ongoing at 
        LA                    unspecified units a co. spokes- 
                              man said on Oct. 26. 
Phillips Borger, TX    146.0  FCCU 40 shut Sep 24 for just       Oct 29 
66                            over one month of maintenance;        & 
                              FCCU 29 will shut Oct 21 for       Nov 20 
                              one month, a TCEQ filing said. 
                              Company said Oct. 31 that normal 

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                              operations should resume in November. 
Valero   Corpus Christi 200.0 FCC will be shut for six weeks of  Feb/Mar 
                              turnaround maintenance starting    2013 
                              in January, the company said 
                              Oct. 30, 2012. 
Valero   Houston, TX   160.0  FCCU restarted on Nov. 13 after    Nov 13 
                              eight weeks of planned turnaround 
Valero   Sunray   TX   170.0  Four weeks of work on the crude    March, 2013 
McKee                         unit to begin in March, 2013, 
                              the co. said on Oct. 30. 
Valero   Norco, LA     185.0  Hydrocracker project will          2013 
                              finish in first quarter of 2013 
                              and commence operating in the 
                              second quarter, company said 
                              on Oct. 10, 2012. 
                              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-     Late 
         TX                   ceed and be completed in late      2012 
Valero   Texas City,   225.0  FCCU maintenance for 8 weeks       March 
         TX                   will begin in January 2013         2013 
                              co. said on Oct. 30, 2012. 
BP       Whiting, IN   336.0  Largest of 3 CDUs will soon shut   2nd Half 
                              for replacement the co. said on    2013 
                              Oct. 31 as part of major expan- 
                              sion project. Completion on track 
                              for 2nd-half 2013. 
CVR      Wynnewood      54.0  Turnaround work extended by 5-10 
Energy   OK                   days to 50-55 days the co. said 
                              on Nov. 7. Work resumed Sep 30 
                              after Sep 29 boiler explosion. 
                              No other units affected by blast. 
                              The work got under way in Q3 2012. 
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. 
Holly    El Dorado     139.0  Coker unit undergoing maintenance 
Frontier KS                   until further notice, traders said 
                              on Sep 14. No significant impact 
                              to production is expected. 
Husky    Lima, OH      160.0  15-day maintenance planned at      4Q 
                              diesel hydrotreater; 29-days at    2012 
                              aromatics unit, set for 4Q 2012, 
                              the Co. said on Feb 9, 2012. 
                              New 20,000-b/d kerosene hydro-     1stH 
                              treater will start up in 1st       2013 
                              half 2013, to co. said on Feb 9, 
                              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. 
Marathon Detroit, MI   120.0  Project to expand Canadian crude 
                              processing completed; refinery re- 
                              started, the co. said on Nov. 6. 
Phillips Roxana, IL    305.0  Distilling unit shutdown caused    Nov. 
                              flaring on Oct. 23. The co. said   2012 
                              during Oct. 31 earnings call that 
                              normal operations should resume 
                              in Nov. 
Phillips Carson, CA    140.0  Planned flaring to take place 
66                            Nov. 10-13; not associated with 
                              equipment breakdown, a Nov. 7 
                              filing to regulators said. 
Phillips Wilmington    139.0  Flaring may be visible between 
66       CA                   Nov. 22 and Dec. 4; the flaring 
                              event is not due to equipment 
                              breakdown. - filing 
Valero   Benicia, CA   132.0  Brief, planned, maintenance at                           sions and flaring on Nov. 16. 
                              hydrocracking unit on Nov. 16 
                              resulted in emissions and flar- 
                              ing but had no material impact 
                              to production, the co. said on 
                              Nov. 17. 
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