By Dow Jones Business News, February 26, 2013, 11:59:00 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 both official and unofficial refining sources and doesn't purport to be a
Flaring at Phillips 66's ( PSX ) Wood River refinery in Roxana, Ill., was caused by scheduled maintenance, a company
spokesman said Feb. 26. Phillips 66 reported a process upset at the 328,000-barrel-a-day refinery Feb. 25.
The gasoline-producing unit at Motiva Enterprises LLC'sPort Arthur, Texas, refinery is running normally after being
successfully restarted over the weekend, a person familiar with the refinery's operations said Feb. 25.
Valero Energy Corp. ( VLO ) reported a process upset resulting in flaring from a coker unit at its Port Arthur, Texas,
refinery Feb. 25. Valero spokesman Bill Day said there was no impact to production at the 290,000-barrel-a-day refinery,
and the coker remained in operation.
Phillips 66 ( PSX ) reported a process upset at its Borger, Texas, refinery Monday, according to a filing with the Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality.
BP PLC (BP.LN, BP) could begin restarting the gasoline-production unit at its Carson, Calif., refinery this week after
more than a month of maintenance, a person familiar with the refinery's operations said Feb. 25.
Exxon Mobil Corp.'s ( XOM ) Baytown Texas refinery is running normally following a boiler trip that resulted in
emissions, a spokesman said Feb. 23.
Tesoro Corp.'s ( TSO ) Los Angeles-area refinery is running normally following scheduled maintenance, a spokesman said
Feb. 22. The 103,800 barrel-a-day refinery had been undergoing planned, unspecified work, the spokesman said. That work
is now complete.
Motiva Enterprises LLC on Feb. 16-17 will begin planned maintenance at Port Arthur, Texas. Units involved in the work
are the main plant's coker unit, a crude unit and one of the sulfur plants, a person familiar with the refinery's
operations said on Feb. 15. The restart timing wasn't known.
BP PLC (BP.LN, BP) on Feb. 14 is restarting a key gasoline-production unit FCCU and an alkylation unit at its refinery
in Carson, Calif., after five weeks of planned maintenance, a person familiar with the refinery's operations said.
Tesoro Corp. ( TSO ) on Feb. 9 restarted an unspecified "major unit" at its Martinez, Calif., refinery, a filing made
public on Feb. 13 said. In separate filings, the company reported the start-up of unspecified major processing units on
Feb. 8 and on Jan. 23.
Alon USA ( ALJ ) said in a government filing on Feb. 11 the fluid catalytic cracking unit at the 67,000-barrel-a-day
refinery "is currently running at minimum charge" during a wider maintenance turnaround. The company also will bring the
CO boiler down for up to six days of repair work, the filing said. Alon USA Partners LP ( ALDW ) on Jan. 29 said 10 days
of planned maintenance at its Big Spring, Texas, vacuum tower will start this month.
For more detailed information, search Dow Jones Newswires using the code N/REF.
Operator Refinery Capacity Description Restart
Monroe Trainer 185.0 Restarting FCCU on Feb. 11; unit Feb. 11
Energy PA shut mid-Dec. for unplanned main-
Motiva Port Arthur 600.0 FCCU shut Feb. 18 for minor re-
TX pair. Restarted as of Feb. 25.
PBF Toledo 170.0 FCCU shut by fire on Jan. 30; N/A
Energy OH other units at reduced rates or
on standby for several weeks to
facilitate repairs, the company
said on Jan. 31
Phillips Rodeo 80.0 Unspecified unit shut Feb. 4,
66 CA a regulatory filing said. No
further detail provided.
Shell Martinez 165.0 Alkylation unit shut Jan. 10 N/A
Oil Co. CA to repair "pinhole" leak in pro-
pane line at the unit's reactors.
No restart timing provided.
Valero Wilmington 135.0 Alkylation unit shut for about
Energy CA two weeks of unplanned maintenance.
FCCU taken out of service to
facilitate those repairs, the
company said on Feb. 5. Maintenance
continues, the company said Feb 20.
Husky Saskatchewan Major turnaround to take place Spring
Energy in spring of 2013. Plant-wide 2013
shutdown is planned for
inspection and equipment repairs.
Valero Quebec 100.0 Plant-wide shutdown for turnaround June
Energy work will begin in April and con- 2013
tinue for nine weeks.
Valero Aruba Refinery will be converted to a
terminal while the company continues
to seek a buyer.
Hess Port Reading 70.0 FCCU facility will be closed by Feb.
Corp. NJ end-Feb. as the company exits the 2013
Phila- Philadel- 330.0 Hydrodesulfurization Unit shut March
delphia phia, PA during Feb. 8 week - filing. Re-
Energy former shut for maintenance on
on Jan. 18 - filing. Other un-
specified units are involved
in this round of maintenance,
under way since mid-January and
to take 60 days to complete,
traders said in January.
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 City 182.2 Work will be done on fluid coker
Energy DE during the fourth quarter of 2013.
PBF Paulsoboro, NJ 160 Crude unit maintenance in Q4 2013
Alon Big Spring 70.0 10 days of work will begin in Feb.
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
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 Scheduled work at main coker
TX unit, a CDU and one of the
sulfur plants began Feb 16/17,
a person familiar with opera-
Phillips Sweeny 247.0 Planned maintenance under way
66 Old Ocean, since Jan. 6 week continues,
TX the co. said on Feb. 20.
Valero Corpus 200.0 FCC will be shut for six weeks Feb/Mar
Christi, TX turnaround maintenance starting 2013
Jan. 18, the company said on
Valero Sunray TX 170.0 Five weeks of work on the crude May
McKee unit to begin in April, the company 2013
said on Jan. 29. Work was origi-
nally set to begin in March for
Valero Norco 185.0 Hydrocracker project will 1st Q
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 maintenance for eight weeks March
TX is under way, the company said 2013
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 will soon 2nd Half
IN shut for replacement, the company 2013
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,
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