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Refinery news roundup: North American refineries recover from extreme cold snags

New York (Platts)--12 Jan 2018 1147 am EST/1647 GMT


Extreme cold temperatures that blanketed much of the US and Canada last week are departing, and the refinery hiccups caused by such temperatures appear to be abating.

Icy conditions in the Delaware Bay are clearing as the weather warms, but it is taking time, according to the US Coast Guard.

Between two and four inches of ice covers between 80% and 90% on the Schuykill River at Point Breeze and Girard Point, the USCG said in a Tuesday ice report, creating navigational difficulties for crude moving into Philadelphia Energy Solution's 335,000 b/d refinery.

The refinery, the largest on the USAC, began planned work on two units earlier this week, according to a filing by the Philadelphia Department of Health. The filing did not detail what units were being worked on, but traders said it was the reformer and a crude distillation unit.

PBF is planning work on a crude unit at its 182,800 b/d Delaware City, Delaware, refinery later this spring, according to a source familiar with refinery operations, but the dates have not yet been firmed up.

Long-awaited work will begin next week to modernize the 145,000 b/d gasoline-making fluid catalytic cracking unit at Phillips 66's 238,000 b/d Bayway refinery, a source familiar with refinery operations said.

Demolition of the Goethals Bridge begins this weekend, and vessel traffic into the plant will be restricted at some times, the USCG said. The bridge connects New Jersey with Staten Island.

US Gulf Coast refiners also suffered from colder-than-normal temperatures, with Marathon's Galveston Bay and ExxonMobil's Beaumont facilities reporting cold weather hitches.

Even in the Midwest, refineries reported cold weather having an impact on production. Citgo Lemont and the Wood River refinery both reporting operating issues as the temperatures dropped below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

REFINERY OUTAGES
First Half 2018
PADD 1
US ATLANTIC COAST
OwnerRefineryCapacityUnitUnitStartEnd
b/dNameb/d
Monroe EnergyTrainer, PA190,000Naphtha HT80,00011/10/201720/10/2017
PBF EnergyDelaware City, DE182,800CDU110,00001/04/201815/05/2018
Philadelphia EnergyPhiladelphia, PA330,000CDU05/01/201801/02/2018
Solutionsreformer70,050
Phillips 66Bayway, Linden, NJ238,000FCC145,00014/01/201830/03/2018
PADD II
US MIDWEST
OwnerRefineryCapacityUnitUnitStartEnd
b/dNameb/d
ExxonMobilJoliet, IL238,600CDUN/A01/03/201815/04/2018
HollyFrontierEl Dorado, KS150,000full plant150,000Q118Q218
HollyFrontierTulsa, OK155,300reformer (W)25,00001/02/201819/03/2018
coker (w)11,00001/02/201819/03/2018
HuskySuperior, WI50,000full plant50,000Q218Q218
5 weeks
HuskyLima, OH177,000partial 5-week88,500Q418Q418
turnaround
WRBWood River314,000plantQ118Q118
PADD III
US GULF COAST
OwnerRefineryCapacityUnitUnitStartEnd
Alon USABig Spring, TX73,000CDUN/AQ118Q118
FCCU25,000Q118Q118
reformer21,000Q118Q118
ChevronPascagoula, MS340,000CDU165,000Q218Q218
coker105,000Q218Q218
ExxonMobilBaytown, TX560,500CDUN/AQ218Q218
ExxonMobilBeaumont, TX362,300CDU A110,00028/11/2017
MotivaPort Arthur, TX603,000CDUN/AQ118Q218
coker164,500Q118Q218
PBF EnergyChalmette, LA190,000CDUN/AQ118Q218
Phillips 66Sweeny, TX247,000CDUN/A01/01/201815/02/2018
reformer37,500
ShellConvent, LA225,800FCCU28,50027/09/201707/11/2017
ValeroCorpus Christi, TX293,000CDUN/AQ118Q118
FCCU95,500Q118Q118
WRBBorger, TX247,000plantN/AQ118Q118
PADD IV
US ROCKIES
OwnerRefineryCapacityUnitUnitStartEnd
Par PetroleumNewcastle, WY18,000naphtha HT4,000Q4Q4
DHT6,000
PADD V
US WEST COAST
OwnerRefineryCapacityUnitUnitStartEnd
b/db/d
AndeavorLos Angeles/Carson364,100CDU364,10005/01/201815/02/2018
FCCU102,500
coker42,000
CANADA
OwnerRefineryCapacityUnitUnitStartEnd
b/db/d
Husky EnergyLloydminster25,000upgrader25,000Q218Q218
70% of capacity
MEXICO
OwnerRefineryCapacityUnitUnitStartEnd
b/db/d
PemexSanta Cruz330,000plantN/A15/06/201706/01/2018
FCCU80,00015/06/201706/01/2018
PemexMinatitlan246,000FCCU66,00031/07/201706/01/2018



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