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
Phillips 66 ( PSX ) reported an "unplanned unit shutdown" at its Wood River refinery in Roxana, Ill., Feb. 27,
according to a filing with Illinois regulators. The 328,000 barrel-a-day refinery reported flaring.
Earlier this week, a company spokesman said scheduled maintenance work was taking place at the refinery.
Exxon Mobil Corp. ( XOM ) reported that a process upset occurred at its Joliet, Ill., refinery Feb. 27, according to a
filing with state regulators. The upset in an unspecified unit caused 13 minutes of flaring, the filing states.
A unit of Phillips 66's ( PSX ) Borger, Texas, refinery will undergo maintenance scheduled to last through March 8, the
company reported in a filing with state regulators. Work will be done on the wet gas compressor of the unit 40 fluid
catalytic cracker, a component in the gasoline-making process. The 146,000 barrel-a-day refinery is jointly owned by
Phillips 66 and Cenovus Energy Inc. (CVE). It reported a process upset earlier this week.
A compressor tripped offline at Valero Energy Corp.'s ( VLO ) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery Feb. 26, but the refinery's
production won't be affected, the company said. The compressor trip in the 57,000 barrel-per-day hydrocracker led to
flaring. The refinery's other hydrocracker wasn't affected, spokesman Bill Day said in an email.
Tesoro Corp. ( TSO ) reported a small fire on an unused piece of equipment at its Martinez, Calif., refinery, but said
the event hasn't had any impact on the refinery's operations. A spokesman for the company said the fire was minor, and
took place on an out-of-service piece of equipment.
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.
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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.
Valero Port Arthur 290.0 compressor tripped in 57,000 bpd
TX hydrocracker Feb. 26. No anticipated
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 February
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 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
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.
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