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FACTBOX-East Coast refineries, pipelines, terminals post-Sandy

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 1 Nov 2012 03:28 PM
Author: Reuters
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Nov 1 (Reuters) - Refineries and product pipelines supplying fuel to the U.S. East Coast continued to restore operations disrupted by Hurricane Sandy on Thursday. More than two-thirds of the U.S. East Coast's refining capacity was shut down on Monday because of the storm. Phillips 66's Bayway refinery in New Jersey could resume operations next week at the earliest as it deals with electrical equipment damaged by flooding and boosts power supply currently too weak to run key units, sources familiar with the plant's operations said. Philadelphia Energy Solutions 330,000 bpd refinery was continuing to ramp back up to full rates after slowing or shutting some units as a precaution against the storm. Across the Delaware River, Sunoco Logistic's Eagle Point crude and oil product terminal, connected to the refinery by an underwater pipeline, had ample supplies of crude and products, a source said. [ID: Power outages and lack of supply from shut terminals and ports have severely hampered distribution of oil products like gasoline in the northern part of New Jersey and New York but that may be beginning to ease as infrastructure returns to normal. In the New York Harbor, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday it expects to allow barges into the harbor but that larger tankers are unlikely to be allowed in yet. About half of the region's gasoline and diesel comes from the Gulf Coast via the Colonial Pipeline or via tanker from overseas. Hurricane Irene, which hit the region in August 2011, caused severe flooding and power outages along the East Coast and some refinery disruptions. Phillips 66 closed the Linden plant, while other refiners cut rates, but the oil industry escaped Irene with little damage. Below is a list of refineries, fuel pipelines and ports impacted by the storm: COMPANY PLANT CAPACITY STATUS (bpd) PBF Energy Delaware 190,000 Not damaged by storm, running at planned rates as of Oct. City, 31.** Delaware PBF Energy Paulsboro, 180,000 Not damaged by storm, running at planned rates as of Oct. New Jersey 31.** Hess Corp Port Reading, 70,000 Remained without power as of Oct. 31 after the plant was shut New Jersey down on Monday.* Philadelphia Philadelphia, 330,000 Both crude sections restarted at Point Breeze as of Oct. 31. Energy Pennsylvania Genscape said all monitored units in the Girard Point section Solutions of the refinery remained active throughout the storm. Ramping up to full rates with the other units as of Nov. 1. Monroe Trainer, 185,000 Operated throughout storm, may return to full rates next week Energy Pennsylvania after major maintenance already under way is completed.** Phillips 66 Linden, New 238,000 Continued to deal with electrical equipment damage as of Oct. Jersey 31. Could resume operations next week at the earliest.** Imperial Oil Sarnia, 121,000 Returning to normal service as of Oct. 31 after being shut Ltd Ontario down a day earlier due to a power outage caused by the storm.* Source: * Company officials or government filings. ** Sources familiar with operations. EIA REPORT ON STATUS OF TERMINALS COMPANY CITY STATE STATUS Colonial Pipeline Linden NJ Shut, expected back Nov. 2 Hess Groton CT Shut* Kinder Morgan Carteret NJ Shut* Kinder Morgan Perth Amboy NJ Shut* Kinder Morgan Staten Island NY Shut* Magellan Midstream Wilmington DE Open* Magellan Midstream New Haven CT Open with reduced operations* Motiva Bridgeport CT Open with reduced ops Oct 31 Motiva Brooklyn NY Shut Motiva Long Island NY Shut Motiva Newark NJ Shut Motiva New Haven CT Open on Oct 31 Motiva Sewaren NJ Shut, spill Oct 1 Motiva Baltimore MD Open with reduced operations Motiva Fairfax VA Open Motiva Richmond VA Open Motiva Providence RI Open, fully operational NuStar Energy Paulsboro NJ Back in operation NuStar Energy Linden NJ Shut, restart timing pending* NuStar Energy Virginia Beach VA Back in operation NuStar Energy Dumfries VA Shut, Expected Back Nov. 1 NuStar Energy Piney Point MD Back in operation NuStar Energy Andrews AFB MD Back in operation NuStar Energy Baltimore MD Back in operation Phillips 66 Riverhead NY Shut* Phillips 66 Tremley Point NJ Shut* All information from companies; * means DOE data PIPELINES, PORTS, TERMINALS, KEY POWER RESTARTS * Phillips 66 company officials confirmed a shut-down cogeneration plant in Linden, New Jersey, was still a problem as of Oct. 31 for its Bayway refinery. Sources familiar with the plant's operations said it could resume operations next week at the earliest as it deals with the electrical equipment damage. * Colonial Pipeline, the nation's largest oil products pipeline, said Thursday it expects operations at its facility in Linden, New Jersey, to be restored by Friday, or possibly sooner. Assessments provided by terminals served from its Linden facility indicate severe flooding, power losses and other damage, the company said in an email. * Motiva Enterprises said on Wednesday it reopened more of the fuel terminals it shut because of Hurricane Sandy, but four terminals in Sewaren and Newark, New Jersey, and Brooklyn and Long Island, New York, have no restart date. The company also confirmed the release of an unknown quantity of diesel from two damaged tanks at Sewaren, New Jersey. * Magellan Midstream Partners, one of the largest U.S. pipeline and storage terminal companies, said it now has limited operational capacity to receive inbound vessels and barges at its New Haven terminal. * U.S. pipeline and storage terminal company NuStar Energy said Wednesday its Paulsboro, New Jersey, terminal was back in operation, but that damage assessment showed significant high-water damage to the marine and storage terminal. * NuStar's Piney Point, Andrews AFB and Baltimore terminals, in Maryland, were all back in operation, the company said on its website. * NuStar said its Virginia Beach terminal was back in operation, while the Dumfries terminal, also in Virginia, was expected to be back by Oct. 31 midnight, NuStar said. (Reporting by Janet McGurty, Edward McAllister and Selam Gebrekidan in New York and Kristen Hays in Houston; Editing by Marguerita Choy and Leslie Adler)

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