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.
BP-Husky started planned work at the smaller of two coker units
at its Toledo refinery, located in Oregon, Ohio, on July 8, a
person familiar with operations at the plant said July 10. It
wasn't immediately known how long it will take to overhaul the
7,500-bpd unit. A 27,500-bpd coker unit continues to operate,
the person said.
Valero Energy said July 10 the process of starting a newly
constructed hydrocracker at its St. Charles refinery in Norco,
La., is under way. The construction of the 57,000-bpd unit,
which began in the fourth quarter of 2012, was completed by the
end of June. Start-up procedures will progress over the next
Valero Energy on July 9 reported another upset at FCCU 1241
at its Port Arthur refinery in Texas. The unit is in
circulation mode following a valve problem. Its return to
normal operation is unclear, the company said.
Tesoro on July 9 said planned flaring, not associated with
equipment breakdown, would occur at its newly acquired refinery in Carson, Calif., starting
on July 10. The source of the emissions wasn't specified.
Valero Energy on July 9 said FCCU-1241 at its Port Arthur
refinery in Texas was restarted on Sunday after a brief outage.
The event was reported to local environmental regulators
because excess carbon monoxide emissions occurred during the
startup process; it had no material impact to production.
Valero Energy on July 8 said upsets at its Port Arthur,
Texas, refinery had no material impact to production. The
refinery on July 7 filed two separate reports to environmental
regulators regarding emissions and flaring associated with
upsets at two tail gas incinerators, Shell Claus off-gas
treating units, or SCOT units No. 1 and No. 2 and a sulfur
recovery unit as the sources of Sunday's emissions.
ExxonMobil on July 8 reported emissions and a flare event
lasting less than four hours due to equipment breakdown at its
Torrance refinery in California. The report
to local regulators didn't specify what unit, or units were
involved, but a spokeswoman said there is no impact to
production. "ExxonMobil expects to meet its contractual
commitments," she added.
Dow Jones Newswires