The following table lists planned and unplanned
production outages at US 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.
Motiva Enterprises on June 6 said planned maintenance on a
delayed coker unit's gas recovery system at its Port Arthur,
Texas, refinery under way since June 3 resulted in flaring. A
filing to environmental regulators made
available on June 5 didn't specify whether the work was planned
or unplanned. It did say operations were slowed to stabilize
the unit and to minimize flaring. The current status of
operations isn't clear.
CVR Refining said unplanned sulfur
recovery unit maintenance on June 5 at its
Wynnewood, Okla., Refinery resulted in flaring an
emission of hydrogen sulfide, according to a filing to the US
National Response Center. The report didn't specify whether the
work was impacting production at the 70,000-bpd refinery.
Tesoro on June 2 reported the start-up of a H2SO4 plant at
its Golden Eagle Refinery in Martinez, Calif. to state environmental regulators. It wasn't
clear when the unit was taken out of service or whether it had
an impact to production.
Valero Energy on June 3 said some units at its Jean Gaulin
refinery in Quebec, Canada, have begun the restart process
following nine weeks of plant-wide turnaround maintenance. It will be another
several days before the refinery is back at planned rates.
CHS Inc.'s oil refinery in Laurel, Montana, has
been undergoing major turnaround maintenance since earlier this
spring, a report on June 2 in the local Billings
Gazette newspaper said. The scope of the turnaround wasn't
detailed but information submitted to the Department of Environmental Quality said the project involves major renovations
to several processing units and that the project will enable the refinery to
refine a higher percentage of diesel fuel and a lower
percentage of gasoline, the Gazette story said.
ExxonMobil on May 30 said its Torrance, Calif., refinery was
working to normalize operations following a disruption in power
supplied to the refinery by an external provider. The incident
resulted in emissions and unplanned flaring. The
status of operations at the plant wasn't clear since the
company in early-May said the refinery would conduct "several
weeks" of planned maintenance at several process
Dow Jones Newswires