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UPDATE: ConocoPhillips Restores Normal Ops At Westlake
September 19, 2008

As of 10:30 a.m. Friday, ConocoPhillips had resumed normal operations at its 239,400-barrel-per-day (b/d) refinery in Westlake, La., the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reported.

As of 1 p.m. Central time Friday, 10 refineries in Texas and Louisiana with a total operable capacity of 2.4 million b/d remained shut down as a result of Hurricane Ike. Based on DOE figures, operations at 20 refineries representing more than 4.9 million b/d of capacity have been affected by Ike. On Thursday, ExxonMobil reported that it had initiated restart procedures at its 567,000-b/d refinery in Baytown, Texas. To review, here is a list of refineries affected by Ike and the status of each:

Status of Refineries Affected by Hurricane Ike
as of 1 p.m. Friday, Sept 19th


Refinery

Location

Capacity

Status

Lake Charles Region

Calcasieu

Lake Charles, LA

78,000 b/d

Reduced Output *

Citgo

Lake Charles, LA

429,500 b/d

Reduced Output *

ConocoPhillips

Westlake, LA

239,400 b/d

Normal Output

Port Arthur Region

ExxonMobil

Beaumont, TX

348,500 b/d

Shut Down *

Motiva

Port Arthur, TX

285,000 b/d

Shut Down *

Total Petrochem

Port Arthur, TX

232,000 b/d

Shut Down *

Valero (Premcor)

Port Arthur, TX

289,000 b/d

Shut Down *

Houston / Galveston Region

BP

Texas City, TX

468,720 b/d

Shut Down

ConocoPhillips

Sweeny, TX

247,000 b/d

Restarting

Shell Deer Park

Deer Park, TX

329,800 b/d

Restarting

ExxonMobil

Baytown, TX

567,000 b/d

Restarting

Houston Refining

Houston, TX

270,600 b/d

Shut Down

Marathon

Texas City, TX

76,000 b/d

Shut Down

Pasadena Refining

Pasadena, TX

100,000 b/d

Shut Down *

Valero

Houston, TX

83,000 b/d

Shut Down

Valero

Texas City, TX

199,500 b/d

Shut Down

Corpus Christi Region

Citgo

Corpus Christi, TX

156,000 b/d

Normal Output

Flint Hills Resources

Corpus Christi, TX

288,126 b/d

Normal Output

Valero

Corpus Christi, TX

142,000 b/d

Normal Output

Valero

Three Rivers, TX

93,000 b/d

Reduced Output

* indicates refineries previously closed due to Gustav

Hurricane Gustav

As of Friday afternoon, six Lower Mississippi River refineries had returned to normal operating conditions. Three, including ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge Refinery (the second-largest in the U.S.), were running at reduced rates. Only two--ConocoPhillips' Belle Chase and Motiva's Convent refineries--were still in the restart phase, and none were still shut down.

According to DOE figures, operations at Chevron's 330,000-b/d Pascagoula Refinery are back to normal. The agency did not provide information on Shell's Saraland, Ala., refinery near Mobile.

Below is a list of refineries affected by Gustav and the status of each.

Status of Refineries Affected by Hurricane Gustav
as of 1 p.m. Friday, Sept 19th


Refinery

Location

Capacity

Status

Pascagoula / Mobile Region

Chevron

Pascagoula, MS

330,000 b/d

Normal Output

Shell

Saraland, AL

86,000 b/d

n/a

Lower Mississippi River Region

Alon (Valero)

Krotz Springs, LA

80,000 b/d

Reduced Output

Chalmette Refining

Chalmette, LA

192,760 b/d

Normal Output

ConocoPhillips

Belle Chase, LA

247,000 b/d

Restarting

ExxonMobil

Baton Rouge, LA

503,000 b/d

Reduced Output

Marathon

Garyville, LA

256,000 b/d

Normal Output

Motiva

Norco, LA

236,400 b/d

Normal Output

Motiva

Convent, LA

235,000 b/d

Restarting

Murphy Oil

Meraux, LA

120,000 b/d

Normal Output

Placid Refining

Port Allen, LA

56,000 b/d

Normal Output

Shell

Saint Rose, LA

55,000 b/d

Reduced Output

Valero

Norco, LA

185,000 b/d

Normal Output

Source: Downstream Today

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