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.
Citgo Petroleum shut down several units June 12 at its refinery
in Lemont, Ill., after the facility was struck by lightning,
according to a government filing.
Canadian Oil Sands said June 10 that Syncrude Canada
advanced 50 days of planned turnaround maintenance on Coker 8-1 at the
northern Alberta oil sands project. The turnaround was
scheduled to occur in the second half of 2013 but was advanced
because of reduced throughput.
Several units at Marathon Petroleum's 80,000 bpd refinery in Texas City, Texas,
remained off line June 10 following a leak at the refinery's
FCCU, the company said.
ExxonMobil completed maintenance work at its 250,000 bpd
refinery in Joliet, Ill., the company said June 9. Refinery
operations are returning to normal, a company spokeswoman
Flint Hills Resources on June 7 said a coker unit wet gas
compressor at its Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery's west plant
was restarted after tripping off-line, according to a report to
environmental regulators. Flaring
occurred for about 26 minutes and the coker unit was brought
down "to a safe state." It wasn't clear whether the coker unit
had been returned to normal operations.
Alon USA Energy on June 7 said a reformer unit at its
refinery in Krotz Springs, Louisiana, was restarted on Thursday
after shutting down for unplanned repairs late in April.
Sinclair Oil on June 6 said a process unit at its Casper Refinery near Rawlins, Wyo., was
restarting after a power outage the day before, according to a
report on Wyoming's Star Tribune website.
Phillips 66 on June 6 said planned work is currently under
way at its Wood River Refinery in Roxana, Ill. The company
didn't elaborate on the scope of the maintenance, when it began or how
long it would continue.
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
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