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Refinery watch: Planned and unplanned US outages

07.05.2013  | 

Valero reported the fluid catalytic cracking unit at its Benicia refinery is back at planned rates after a brief outage June 29. Tesoro reported a major unit startup at its Martinez, Calif. refinery July 2. Scheduled maintenance on a unit at ExxonMobil's Torrance, Calif. refinery could cause flaring, Exxon said July 1.

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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.


Valero reported the fluid catalytic cracking unit at its Benicia refinery is back at planned rates after a brief outage June 29.

Tesoro reported a major unit startup at its Martinez, Calif. refinery July 2.

Scheduled maintenance on a unit at ExxonMobil's Torrance, Calif. refinery could cause flaring, the company said July 1. The company said the scheduled work won't affect production.

Royal Dutch Shell reported flaring at its Martinez, Calif refinery due to an unspecified unit upset June 27.

Citgo Petroleum  said June 27 its Lemont, Ill., refinery has resolved "support system disruptions" it experienced during storms, with no production impact.

Alon USA Energy reported maintenance being done at its Big Springs, Texas, refinery in a filing with state regulators. The company reported it is taking steps to repair a firebox leak and reported emissions from the fluid catalytic cracking unit's boiler.

Valero reported unplanned flaring at its Wilmington, Calif., refinery June 26 due to an issue with the third-party hydrogen plant that supplies the refinery. No material impact to production is expected.

Chevron started up a cogeneration unit at its Richmond, Calif., refinery June 24. A Chevron official said in the filing there was no emissions impact from the startup.

Tesoro said June 25 that its Martinez, Calif., refinery is operating normally. The company reported a major unit startup at the facility June 23.

Chevron reported that its Richmond, Calif., refinery experienced at least 10 minutes of flaring June 21 caused by swapping hydrogen compressors.

The reconfigured CDU at BP's Whiting, Ind., refinery is in the process of restarting, a person familiar with the refinery's operation said June 24.


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A. Aziz Ansari
07.19.2013

In HP industry generally flaring impact on quality or quantity of the products as it happens due to any upset or abnormality at the facility.

Stephen Wall
07.18.2013

It would be beneficial if all new, previously unreported information was listed at the top of these notices with a divider sectioning that new information from all of the previously reported information.

Barbra Wilson
07.06.2013

I was interested in the refinery at wood river, but was told it has been shut down. how long will this continue?

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