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.
ExxonMobil shut down the crude-distillation unit at its refinery in
Torrance, Calif., for unplanned maintenance, the company said
June 20. The company didn't say how long maintenance was
expected to last.
Motiva Enterprises shut down a production unit at its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, on
June 14 after discovering a possible leak, according to a
Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. 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.
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 offline, 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, La., was
restarted after shutting down for unplanned repairs late in
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.
Dow Jones Newswires