By LYNN DOAN
Chevron's El Segundo complex, the largest single refinery on the US West Coast,
delayed maintenance on crude and coker units
to late April, a person familiar with the schedule said.
Work on the coker originally set for January will begin in
the last week of April and is expected to last about two
months, said the person, who asked not to be identified because
the information isnt public. Repairs on the No. 4 crude
unit will start at the same time and take about three weeks,
according to the person.
Rod Spackman, a spokesman for Chevron in El Segundo,
didnt immediately respond to e-mailed and phoned requests
The El Segundo refinery can process 279,000 bpd of
crude, data compiled by Bloomberg show. The plant supplies 40 %
of the jet fuel to the Los Angeles International Airport and
has a 20 % share of the Southern California gasoline market,
the companys website said.
Other equipment including a naphtha hydrotreater and a
sulfur recovery unit are also scheduled to shut for repairs
during the turnaround, according to the person.
Chevron is planning to replace six coke drums at the El
Segundo refinery that arrived from Spain in
late January, the companys website said.
The plant receives about 50,000 bpd of its oil by pipeline from
fields in California and 225,000 bpd by tanker, the
companys website shows.