By Dow Jones Business News, March 11, 2013, 10:46:00 AM EDT
The following table lists unplanned and planned production outages at U.S. refineries as reported by Dow Jones
Newswires. The information is compiled from official and unofficial refining sources and doesn't purport to be a
BP PLC (BP) on March 10 said a malfunction at a tail gas thermal oxidizer at its Toledo-area refinery in Oregon, Ohio,
resulted in emissions of hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide. Impact to production not specified in filing to
Shell Oil Co. (RDSA) on March 9 reported flaring owing to equipment failure at its joint venture Deer Park Refinery in
Deer Park, Texas. The snag released emissions of acid gas to the plant's safety flare stack. No further information
provided in the report to local environmental regulators.
Phillips 66 ( PSX ) on March 10 said its oil refinery in Sweeny, Texas, was in the process of restarting after power
provided by a third was partially restored earlier in the day.
PBF Energy Inc. ( PBF ) on March 9 reported flaring owing to a release of sulfur dioxide at its Delaware City Refinery
in Delaware. The unit(s) involved in the event wasn't specified in the company's report to local environmental
regulators. Impact to production also unclear.
Alon Energy USA ( ALJ ) on March 7 said it continues to evaluate alternatives to improve the profitability of its
California refining operations. It is purchasing asphalt to supply the 2013 asphalt season after suspending California
operations in November. The company has also applied for a permit to build a new rail line to supply the complex with
lighter mid-continent crude oils.
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Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
Monroe Trainer 185.0 Refinery will operate at full March 4
Energy PA capacity this week, Delta's
president said on March 4. The
refinery had been at reduced
rates since starting up in Sept.
PBF Delaware 190.0 Emissions release and flaring on
Energy City, DE March 9 reported to local envi-
ronmental agency. Unit involved,
and impact to production unclear.
Citgo Corpus 165.0 Refinery at normal operating rate March 4
Christi, TX following maintenance at East and
West Plants on March 3 and 4, the
company said on March 4.
Phillips Sweeny, TX 247.0 Refinery in restart on March 10 March 10
66 following loss of third-party
power earlier the same day.
Shell Deer Park 327.0 Flaring of acid gas on March 9
Oil TX caused by equipment failure, a
report to local regulators said.
Impact to production unclear.
BP PLC Oregon, OH 160.0 Equipment malfunction on Mar. 10
at tail gas thermal oxidizer re-
sults in hydrogen sulfide release.
Operators shut sulfur (unit) a
filing to regulators said.
Tesoro Martinez 166.0 Refinery resuming normal opera- Mar. 6
CA tions, the co. said on March 6
following glitch the day before.
Husky Saskatchewan Major turnaround to take place Spring
Energy in spring of 2013. Plant-wide 2013
shutdown is planned for in-
spection and equipment repairs.
Valero Quebec 100.0 Plant-wide shutdown for turn- June
Energy around work will begin in April 2013
and continue for nine weeks.
Valero Aruba Refinery will be converted to a
terminal while the company con-
tinues to seek a buyer.
Hess Port Reading 70.0 FCCU facility closed at end- Feb
Corp. NJ Feb, as the company exits
the refining business.
Phila- Philadel- 330.0 Alkylation unit 433 at Girard
delphia ia, PA Point reshuttered Mar. 5 after
Mar. 3 restart which followed
about 2 weeks of planned main-
Reformer 1332 at Girard Point restarted
and hydrodesulfurization unit
859 back in service on Mar. 5
following Feb. 8 shutdown for
859 and Jan 18 shutdown for
1332 for planned maintenance.
Sunoco Marcus Hook 190.0 Plant shuttered in December 2011
due to poor refining economics
will be reopened to process
Marcellus shale, the company said.
PBF Delaware 182.2 Work will be done on fluid coker Q4
Energy City, DE during the Q4 2013. 2013
Paulsoboro 160.0 Crude unit maintenance in Q4 Q4
NJ 2013. 2013
Alon Big Spring 70.0 10 days of work will begin in February
USA TX February to repair vacuum tower.
Diesel hydrotreater catalyst
replacement and reformer cata-
lyst regeneration will take
place at the same time, the
company said on Jan. 29.
Exxon Baytown 560.5 Coker unit undergoing planned
Mobil TX maintenance, the company said
Jan. 16. The start date and
restart timing wasn't provided.
Houston Houston 268.0 A crude and coker unit are in March
Refining TX early stage of shutdown for 2013
turnaround maintenance, the
company said on Feb. 1.
Throughput reduced by
80,000 barrels a day until work
concludes within first quarter.
Motiva Port Arthur 600.0 Refinery fully operational and
TX running at planned rates, the
co. said on March 6.
Phillips Borger, 146.0 Work on wet gas compressor of March 8
TX Unit 40 FCC started Feb. 27 ex-
tended through March 11.
Valero Corpus 200.0 Work continues at FCCU shut March 1
Christi, TX Jan. 18 for six weeks turn-
around maintenance, the co.
said on March 6.
Valero Sunray TX 170.0 Five weeks of work on the crude May
McKee unit to begin in April, the co. 2013
said on Jan. 29. Work was origi-
nally set to begin in March for
Valero Norco 185.0 Hydrocracker project will 1st Qtr
LA finish in first quarter of 2013 2013
and start operating in the
second quarter, the company said
on Oct. 10.
Valero Texas City 245.0 FCCU ramping towards normal rate March 6
TX the co. said Mar 6 following 8
weeks of turnaround maintenance.
Western El Paso 122.0 Company will perform turnaround
TX on north side of refinery
starting in February.
BP Whiting 336.0 Largest of three CDUs shut for Mid-2013
IN replacement, the company said
on Oct. 31 as part of major
expansion project. Completion on
track for second-half 2013.
Husky Lima 160.0 45 days of major turnaround
scheduled in 2014; 70% of units
involved. Remaining 30% will
undergo major turnaround in 2015,
the company said Feb. 9.
Phillips Wood River 328.0 Unspecified scheduled maintenance
66 IL caused flaring Feb. 25.
Alon Bakersfield 94.0 Co. purchasing asphalt to supply
Calif. Long Beach 2013 asphalt season. Refining
Complex Paramount complex operations still sus-
pended. Seeking permit to build
rail line to supply mid-continent
BP Carson 266.0 FCCU and Alkylation in restart March 4
CA mode on March 4, a person fam-
iliar with the plant said. The
units were shut Jan. 6 for what
was expected to be six weeks of
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