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DIARY-U.S. refinery operations-Exxon's Beaumont refinery HCU back at full output

DIARY-U.S. refinery operations-Exxon's Beaumont refinery HCU back at full output
From Reuters - July 16, 2017

July 17 (Reuters) - The following is a list of refinery incidents reported in the United
States on July 14: * Exxon's Beaumont, Texas refinery HCU running at full production -sources
* Total's Port Arthur, Texas, reformer to restart early next week -sources
* PES reports alkylation unit startup at Phila. refinery
* Citgo Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery east plant reports FCCU shutdown
* Total reports malfunction at Port Arthur, Texas refinery
* BP Whiting refinery operations normal despite flaring -source
* Exxon confirms equipment malfunction at Joliet, Illinois refinery
* TABLE-U.S. oil refiners' weekly capacity seen up 15,000 bpd -IIR
* Exxon reports flaring event at Joliet, Illinois refinery
* Phillips 66 reports FCCU emissions at Ferndale, Wash. refinery on July 4===============================================================================================
REFINERY INCIDENTS: (LISTED BY REGION, WITH MOST RECENT INCIDENTS FIRST)
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CompanyLocationCapacity*TimingReason/NotesUnit CapLink
EAST COAST:
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PESPhiladelphia,PA310July 13Alky unit startup
PHILLIPS 66Bayway, NJ241June 23Flange leakJune 23No planned work underway
PESPhiladelphia,PA310June 23Unit startup
PESPhiladelphia,PA310June 22Emissions
June 20865 distillate hydrotreater shutPESPhiladelphia,PA335June 16FCCU emissionsPHILLIPS 66Bayway, NJ238June 13Restart of SRUs after trip
PHILLIPS 66Bayway, NJ238June 7Planned work under way
MONROE ENERGY Trainer, PA190June 5Refinery wide shutdown in 2018
MONROE ENERGY Trainer, PA190June 1Alky unit shutdown
PESPhiladelphia,PA335May 26Restart of DHT
May 18Crude unit start-up on May 16
May 12Cuts production on crude unit 
at Point Breeze
May 12Unit 231 restart on May 7
May 2Flange fire put out at Point Breeze
PESPhiladelphia,PA335April 29Power interruption at Girard PointPBFDelaware City182.2April 28Unit malfunction
PESPhiladelphia,PA335April 28Unit startup
April 21Unit startup
PBFDelaware City182.2April 18FCC restart next week
PESPhiladelphia,PA335April 5Unit startup
PHILLIPS 66Bayway, NJ238April 3Normal ops after weekend fire
April 3Crude unit restarted===============================================================================================
GULF COAST:
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EXXONBeaumont362.30 July 14HCU back at full production
TOTALPort Arthur, TX225.5July 14Reformer restart plans
CITGOCorpus Christi,TX 157.5July 14FCCU shutdown at East plantTOTALPort Arthur, TX225.5July 14Malfunction, emissionsEXXONBeaumont362.30 July 13Restarting hydrocracker
July 12FlaringPHILLIPS 66BORGER, TX146July 12FlaringTOTALPort Arthur, TX225.5July 12Hydrotreater shutEXXONBeaumont362.30 July 11FlaringSHELLConvent, LA227.6July 11 Gasoline, alky unit rates minimumEXXONBeaumont362.30 July 10HCU shut due to leak
July 10Control valve malfunctionMARATHONTexas City, TX86July 10Gasoline unit shut for repair
July 10FCC regenerator workTOTALPort Arthur, TX225.5July 10Reformer shut for repairSHELLConvent, LA227.6July 10Restart of gasoline, alky unitsEXXONBeaumont362.30 July 9Flaring
July 7HCU weekend restart
July 6Electrical substation trip
EXXONBaytown, TX560.50 July 7HCU work to finish in AugustMOTIVAPort Arthur603July 6Hydrocracker restartedEXXONBeaumont362.30 June 6Hydrocracker shut for repairsSHELLConvent, LA227.6July 6Units restart near endVALEROPort Arthur,TX335July 5Hydrotreater returned to production
SHELLConvent, LA227.6July 5FCCU, alky units restart
MOTIVAPort Arthur603July 5FCCU production rates cutTOTALPort Arthur, TX225.5July 3Compressor tripALONBig Spring70June 30Diesel hydrotreater shut
TOTALPort Arthur, TX225.5June 28Sulfur unit startup
EXXONBeaumont362.30 June 26Flaring
TOTALPort Arthur, TX225.5June 26Ops normal after malfunction
June 25Weather related malfunctionEXXONBeaumont362.30 June 25FCCU shutdown
PHILLIPS 66BORGER, TX146June 23Process upset
June 23No planned work
EXXONBaytown, TX560.50 June 23Pipe repair, minimal impactSHELLDeer Park, TX285.5June 20Process unit upset
EXXONBaton Rouge, LA502.5June 20Likely to restart CDU after repairsDELEKTyler, TX60June 16Boiler emissions
TOTALPort Arthur, TX225.5June 16Prouction reduced
MOTIVAPort Arthur603June 16Hydrotreater to be back by Wed
VALEROMcKee, TX168June 16FCCU snagSHELLNorco, LA238June 16Crude unit, HCU work on scheduleVALEROSunray,TX168June 15Gasoline unit out of production
MOTIVAPort Arthur603June 15Cuts back HTU for repair
SHELLNorco, LA238June 14Crude unit, HCU shut for overhaulEXXONBaytown, TX560.50 June 13HCU overhaul
Planned work underway
Operations normal
 
EXXONBaytown, TX560.50 June 12Planned FCCU overhaul completion
VALEROMeraux, LA125June 12Ops normal after upsetVALEROMcKee, TX168June 11Instrumentation failure, emissions
 
SHELLDeer Park, TX285.5June 11Onsite leak
VALEROMcKee, TX168June 9Wet gas compressor snagSHELLDeer Park, TX285.5June 8Process unit upsetALONBig Spring70June 7Multiple unit upset
SHELLDeer Park, TX285.5June 7Release onsiteSHELLConvent, LA235June 7Ups output on ULSD hydrotreater
June 7Maintenance under wayJune 7To restart hydrotreater furnace
MOTIVAPort Arthur603June 7HCU back to normal ops
LYONDELLHouston, TX263.8June 5Units back after malfunction
Problems at offsite facility
Flaring
SHELLDeer Park, TX285.5June 5Process unit startup underwaySHELLDeer Park, TX285.5June 1No impact from onsite leakLeak onsiteFLINT HILLSCorpus Christi295.6June 1Sulfolane unit shutdownEXXONBaton Rouge, LA502.5May 31Coker overhaul complete
CITGOCorpus Christi,TX 157.5May 30FCCU upset, power blip
SHELLConvent, LA235May 30Isomerization unit restartVALEROPort Arthur,TX335May 30Hydrotreater overhaul from JunePHILLIPS 66Alliance, LA247May 30No planned work underway
PHILLIPS 66Sweeny, TX247June 2No planned work underwayJune 2Transformer trip
May 30CDU, FCCU overhaul in 2018-19VALEROSunray,TX168May 30FCCU, alky unit overhaul from Sept.
MARATHONGalveston Bay,TX459June 6Hydrotreater restart
May 29Unit upsetALONBig Spring70May 26Propane deasphalting unit shut
TOTALPort Arthur, TX225.5May 26Emissions from unit 871EXXONBaytown, TX560.50 June 6Caustic oxidation unit emissions
June 2FCCU emissions
May 26Compressor shutdownCITGOCorpus Christi,TX 157.5May 25CDU restart complete
EXXONBaytown, TX560.50 May 25Compressor trip
SHELLConvent, LA235May 25Completes alky unit restart
VALEROCorpus Christi,TX 293May 25Process unit trip
SHELLConvent, LA235May 24Preparing alky unit restartSHELLConvent, LA235May 23Hydrocracker completes restart
TOTALPort Arthur, TX225.5May 23Shuts residual unit after fireCALUMETSan Antonio, TX16.8May 22Refinery shut down
TOTALPort Arthur, TX222.5May 22Ops nomal after upsetVALEROPort Arthur,TX335May 19Process unit upset
SHELLConvent, LA235May 19To restart HCU on Tuesday night
CITGOCorpus Christi,TX 157.5May 19Unit repairs continue
EXXONBaton Rouge, LA502.5May 18Returns CDU to full production
CITGOCorpus Christi,TX 157.5May 18Repairing gasoline unit
ShellConvent, LA235May 17Restarting HCU expected to
resume production early next week
FLINT HILLSCorpus Christi290May 16SRU upset at west plantPHILLIPS 66BORGER, TX146May 16SRU snag, equipment restartedCITGOCorpus Christi,TX 157.5May 16FCCU shut after leakShellConvent, LA235May 16To restart HCU on Tuesday night
EXXONBaton Rouge, LA502.5May 16Boosting crude unit production
TOTALPort Arthur, TX225.5May 15Completes SRU restarts
MOTIVAPort Arthur603May 15Repairs naphtha complex leak
EXXONBeaumont344.60 May 15Restarts large crude unit
ShellConvent, LA235May 15Prepares hydrocracker restart
Repairs to continue at least 2 wks
EXXONBaton Rouge, LA502.5May 12Ops unhurt from severe weather
TOTALPort Arthur, TX225.5May 12Emissions from Unit 871
Restarting sulfur units
MOTIVAPort Arthur603May 12Working to stop hydrogen leak
FLINT HILLSCorpus Christi290May 9HCU shutdown
PHILLIPS 66BORGER, TX146May 8FCCU ESP work underway
TOTALPort Arthur, TX222.5May 5Restarting coking unit
EXXONBaton Rouge, LA502.5May 5Extends work at crude unit
VALEROPort Arthur,TX335May 5Gasoline unit increasing production
SHELLDeer Park, TX285.5May 5Flaring due to process unit upsetVALEROPort Arthur,TX335May 4Gasoline unit remains shut
ShellConvent, LA235May 4HCU to resume output over weekend
SHELLDeer Park, TX285.5May 4All-clear issued after unit upset
May 4Process unit upset
MOTIVAPort Arthur603May 4To boost HCU production over weekend
CITGOCorpus Christi,TX 157.5May 4Unit restarted after malfunction
EXXONBeaumont344.60 May 1Coker back
MOTIVAPort Arthur603April 28 Hydrocracker to run at reduced 
rates through weekend
PHILLIPS 66Lake Charles, LA260April 28 Developing new isomerization unit
MARATHONGalveston Bay,TX451April 28 Leak in a tank
EXXONBaton Rouge, LA502.5April 25 Flaring due to operational issue
Crude unit shut for work
ALONBig Spring70April 25 HDS shut for repairs after leak
SHELLDeer Park, TX285.5April 25 Restarting hydrocrackerPETROBRASPasadena, TX112.2April 25 Operating at planned rates
April 24 Reformer shutdown
CITGOCorpus Christi,TX 157.5April 24 FCCU back in production
VALEROCorpus Christi,TX 293April 23 Upset at Complex 7
EXXONBeaumont, TX344.60 April 22 Large CDU to resume production
by early May
April 21 May finish coker work next week
CITGOCorpus Christi,TX 157.5April 24 ESP shutdown on April 22
MOTIVANorco, LA238April 20 Hydrocracker restart completed
EXXONBeaumont, TX344.60 April 20 Boiler restarted after tripMARATHONGalveston Bay,TX451April 20 Ultracracker 3 HCU overhaul in 2018PHILLIPS 66BORGER, TX146April 20 No planned work underwayPHILLIPS 66BORGER, TX146April 19 SRU emissions, equipment restartPETROBRASPasadena, TX112.2April 19 Ops normalSHELLDeer Park, TX285.5April 18 Oil sheen containedTOTALPort Arthur, TX225.5April 18 Overhaul of cogen, SRUs, DHT units
April 18 Leak during planned unit shutdownMOTIVANorco, LA238April 18 Repairing shut hydrocracker
PETROBRASPasadena, TX112.2April 17 All clear
April 17 Ops normal
April 17 Process unit upsetsMOTIVANorco, LA238April 17 Hit by CDU fire, HCU outage
April 17 Crude unit in production after fire
April 17 Minor repairs underway 
after small incident
April 17 All clear after fire
April 17 Fire, no injuries
April 17 Hydrocracker shut for repairMOTIVAConvent, LA235April 17 Hydrocracker shut into July
VALEROPort Arthur,TX335April 12 Restarting hydrocracker
April 12 Process unit upset on April 11
PHILLIPS 66BORGER, TX146April 12 Process upset
TOTALPort Arthur, TX225.5April 12 Benzene leak stopped, line isolated
VALEROTexas City,TX225April 12 Loss of boiler feed water flowLYONDELLHouston, TX263.8April 11 Compressor trip
April 11 Gasoline unit restart complete
PHILLIPS 66BORGER, TX146April 11 Gasoline unit restartVALEROThree Rivers, TX79April 10 Power loss
LYONDELLHouston, TX263.8April 7Gasoline unit return on schedule
VALEROPort Arthur,TX335April 7Gasoline unit malfunction
April 6Hydrocracker at full output
SHELLDeer Park, TX285.5April 8Leak onsite
EXXONBeaumont, TX344.60 April 7Compressor trip
April 7Hydrocracker shut
VALEROHouston100April 6Planned work
EXXONBaytown, TX560.5Arpil 6Gasoline unit work continues, 
HCU restarts
LYONDELLHouston, TX263.8April 6Gasoline unit may resume production 
next weekCITGOCorpus Christi,TX 157.5April 4SRU shut for 2-week planned workPETROBRASPasadena, TX112.2April 4Process unit upsetsMOTIVAPort Arthur603April 4HCU production cut back
Planned workVALEROPort Arthur,TX335April 3HCU normal after restart
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VALEROHouston, TX100Jan. 4New alky unit startup in H1, 2019
TOTALPort Arthur,TX225.5Aug. 23Delays FCC work until Sept. 2017
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BPWhiting, IN413.5July 14Ops normal despite flaringEXXONJoliet, IL238.6July 14Equipment malfunction
July 14FlaringJuly 13Brief flaringVALEROMemphis, TN190July 12Gasoline unit boosting outputHollyfrontierTulsa West, OK85July 12Emissions
VALEROMemphis, TN190July 11Gasoline unit boosting output190July 11Gasoline unit restartJuly 10Gasoline unit restart Mon/TuesJuly 7Gasoline unit repairs
CVR ENERGYWynnewood, OK70July 7EmissionsEXXONJoliet, IL238.6July 6Equipment malfunctionVALEROMemphis, TN190July 6Unit repairs may take longerVALEROMemphis, TN190July 5FCCU shut for repairs
EXXONJoliet, IL238.6July 4FCCU restarted after repairsEXXONJoliet, IL238.6July 3Production unit restartedPBFToledo, OH80June 30Plans large shutdown in March
MARATHONDetroit, MI130June 29To shut crude unit Sept. '18
Husky EnergyLima, OH155June 29Multiple shutdowns late 2018EXXONJoliet, IL238.6June 28Confirms flaring
CVR ENERGY Coffeyville, Kansas 115June 25Process upset
VALEROArdmore, OK86June 24FCCU emissionsMarathonRobinson, IL212June 20Sulphur plant online after shutdown
EXXONJoliet, IL238.6June 20Confirms leak on production unitEXXONJoliet, IL238.6June 19Confirms FCCU not shut
BPWhiting, IN413.5June 15Output unaffected
CitgoLemont, IL175.9June 12Unspecified maintenance shutdownBPWhiting, IN413.5June 12Ops normal after flaringCVR ENERGYCoffeyville, Kansas 115June 11Emissions, planned work
BPWhiting, IN413.5June 5Production unaffected after flaringVALEROMemphis, TN190May 31Unaffected by outage in vicinity
Husky EnergyLima, OH155May 31Plant-wide shutdown in Oct-2018TESOROMandan, ND75May 30Refinery restart delayed
CVR ENERGYWynnewood, OK70May 22Oil discharge due to thunderstormBPWhiting, IN413.5May 18Ops normal despite flaring
MarathonCatlettsburg,KY242May 11Shuts crude unit
HOLLYFRONTIEREl Dorado, KS138May 11Restarts hydrotreater
EXXONJoliet, IL238.6May 5Unit startup
 
BPWhiting, IN413.5May 1CDU back in production
BPWhiting, IN413.5April 28 Four employees injured
CDUs seen back to normal Fri
CVR ENERGYWynnewood, OK70April 19 Malfunction on April 15WESTERNSt. Paul Park, MN88.9April 11 Acid leak on Saturday, 5 treated
BPWhiting, IN413.5April 6Crude unit back to normal ops
PHILLIPS 66Wood River, IL336April 4Planned workBPWhiting, IN413.5April 4Crude unit back in 24-48 hoursCrude unit (11C CDU) production cutVALEROMemphis, TN190April 3Production near full capacityHUSKY ENERGYLima,OH155Dec. 135-wk turnaround in Q4, 2017
CitgoLemont, IL175.9Oct. 7Planned CDU overhaul in 2017===============================================================================================
ROCKY MOUNTAINS:
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Phillips 66Billings, MT59June 15No planned work underway
Phillips 66Billings, MT59May 26Planned work
Phillips 66Billings, MT59April 17Planned work===============================================================================================
WEST COAST
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Phillips 66Ferndale, Wash.101July 4Emissions
PHILLIPS 66Rodeo, CA120.2July 12Planned work
PBFTorrance, CA151.3July 11Planned flaring
July 10Emissions
SHELLMartinez, CA156.4July 10Pipe leak on July 7VALEROBenicia, CA145July 6Controlled unit shutdownVALEROBenicia, CA145June 30Files lawsuit over May outage
TESOROLos Angeles, CA380June 28Minor leak containedVALEROWilmington, CA80.8June 28Equipment issue
SHELLMartinez, CA156.4June 28Ops stable after unit upset
TESOROCarson, CA257.3June 28Unplanned flaring
PBFTorrance, CA151.3June 28Restarting several units
CHEVRONRichmond, CA245.3June 26Shuts heavy hydrocracker
CHEVRONRichmond, CA245.3June 26Unit shutdown H2S leak
PBFTorrance, CA151.3June 26Unplanned flaring
SHELLMartinez, CA156.4June 26Ops normal after unit steam leakJune 26Unit steam leak
CHEVRONRichmond, CA245.3June 25Unit startupVALEROBenicia, CA145June 23Flaring
BPCherry Point, WA227June 21WESP snag, emissions
SHELLMartinez, CA156.4June 21Ops normal after flaring
PBFTorrance, CA151.3June 21Planned flaringSHELLPuget Sound, WA145June 20SRU tripBPCherry Point, WA225June 19Scheduled maintenance
TESOROMartinez, CA166June 19Planned work underway
TESOROMartinez, CA166June 18Boiler tripVALEROBenicia, CA145June 18FlaringPBFTorrance, CA151.3June 15Unplanned flaringSHELLMartinez, CA156.4June 15Process upset
PBFTorrance, CA151.3June 14Planned flaring
PBFTorrance, CA151.3June 14Unplanned flaringPBFTorrance, CA151.3June 13Hydrotreater shutdown
BPCherry Point, WA225June 6Planned work
CHEVRONRichmond, CA245.3June 6Plant upsetPBFTorrance, CA151.3June 5Equipment tripHydro-treater unit snag
Hydrogen plant shutdown
Unplanned flaring
VALEROBenicia, CA145May 31Equipment start-upBPCherry Point, WA225May 27Planned work, flaringBPCherry Point, WA225May 27Upset, emissionsBPCherry Point, WA225May 19Upset, emissionsSHELLPuget Sound, WA145May 18Reports shutdownTESOROMartinez, CA166May 18No off site impact from leak
Leak at exchanger
Unit shut down
PHILLIPS 66Carson, CA139May 18No planned work underway
May 17Unplanned flaring, breakdown
PBFTorrance, CA151.3May 11Ops normal after minor fire
Fire outside tank
May 8Crude unit maintenance
VALEROBenicia, CA145May 5Power outage
BPCherry Point, WA225April 29Scheduled maintenance
BPCherry Point, WA225April 28Hydrocracker shutdown
PBFTorrance, CA151.3Jan. 4Plans 2Q turnaround
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* In thousands of barrels per day (Bangalore Commodities Desk)

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