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FACTBOX-US East Coast refineries, pipelines status after Sandy

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 30 Oct 2012 23:55 GMT
Author: Reuters
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Oct 30 (Reuters) - Refineries and product pipelines supplying fuel to the U.S. East Coast on Tuesday checked facilities and began restoring operations disrupted by Hurricane Sandy. 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 238,000-barrel-per-day Bayway refinery in Linden, New Jersey, reported some flooding and a loss of power, but other big regional refineries appeared to have escaped major damage. 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 its Bayway refinery, 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 Reduced rates. Ran through the storm, completed assessments of City, operating units on Oct. 30.* Delaware Cut rates on crude unit, coker, fluid catalytic cracker, downstream units.** Some elevated flaring overnight-Genscape Brief power blip quickly restored, operations to resume once weather permits-IIR Energy PBF Energy Paulsboro, 180,000 Reduced rates. Ran through the storm, completed assessments of New Jersey operating units on Oct. 30.* Shut down** Operating at minimum rates, expected to begin ramping up within the next 24 to 48 hours if no damage from storm or power issues-IIR Energy Hess Corp Port Reading, 70,000 Shutdown, lost power, no time frame for restart yet* New Jersey Philadelphia Philadelphia, 330,000 May try to restart some shut units on Tuesday.** Energy Pennsylvania Shut down 140,000 bpd Point Breeze section to prevent damage; Solutions Girard Point section continues to operate at reduced rates-IIR Energy Monroe Trainer, 185,000 Operated throughout storm, may return to full rates next week Energy Pennsylvania after major maintenance already under way is completed** Rates reduced-IIR Energy said Tuesday Phillips 66 Linden, New 238,000 Shut down with no power, some flooding in low-lying areas of Jersey refinery* Power to be restored in 24 to 48 hours -PSE&G said on Tuesday Imperial Oil Sarnia, 121,000 Several units shut due to a power outage. Power was restored Ltd Ontario in the early morning hours, plans to restart some units, including coker, on Tuesday.* Source: * Company officials or government filings. ** Sources familiar with operations. U.S. ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION'S ASSESSMENT OF REFINERIES: Company Refinery Capacity Shut Down Reduced (bpd) Runs Hess* Port Reading, NJ 70,000 X Monroe Energy Trainer, PA 185,000 X PBF Delaware City, DE 182,200 X PBF Paulsboro, NJ 160,000 X Philadelphia Energy Philadelphia, PA 335,000 X Solutions Phillips 66 Linden, NJ 238,000 X TOTAL 1,170,200 308,000 862,200 PIPELINES, PORTS, TERMINALS, KEY POWER RESTARTS * PSE&G on Tuesday re-energized three of six flooded switchyards, including equipment that can deliver power to the Linden area and the Newark airport and the cities of Newark and Elizabeth. * Colonial Pipeline, the nation's largest oil products pipeline, said experienced no flooding or other operational issues at its Linden, New Jersey, tank farm serving the New York Harbor. The tank farm lost power but generators were en route to restore delivery. * Magellan Midstream Partners, one of the largest U.S. pipeline and storage terminal companies, continued suspension of all facilities that were expected to have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. * U.S. pipeline and storage terminal company NuStar Energy said its Paulsboro, New Jersey, terminal should be back in operation Tuesday evening. * NuStar said its initial assessment of damage showed significant high-water damage to its marine and storage terminal at Linden, New Jersey, which was without power. Timing for a return to operation is pending. * Nustar said there was no damage to the Virginia Beach, Virginia, facility, and it was back in operation. There was virtually no damage to the terminal at Dumfries, Virginia, and it should be back in operation Thursday morning, Nustar said. Nustar's terminal in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, had no apparent damage and the timing of its return to operation is pending. * NuStar reported some flooding in the Piney Point, Maryland, terminal and some tank insulation damage, and the terminal has power, but high water has limited access to the pier. The timing of a return to operation is pending. * The Coast Guard said all major ports along the Northeast coast were shut and there was no estimate yet for when they would restart. * Magellan Midstream Partners has completed preliminary assessment of its New Haven and Wilmington facilities and was in the process of implementing a reactivation plan. Truck loading operations were expected to resume later Tuesday. * U.S. midstream company Buckeye Partners LP said many of its facilities in New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut are without power after Hurricane Sandy, and it is not yet able to estimate when all operations will be restarted. It said it was verifying pipeline integrity and restoring power to several mid-point booster stations in Pennsylvania, and that several of those systems might restart as early as Tuesday evening. EIA UPDATE ON SHUT TERMINALS: * Phillips 66 terminals in Riverhead, NY and Tremley Point, NJ * Exxon Mobil Everett, MA; East Providence, RI; and Springfield, MA * Hess Groton, CT; one Northeast heating oil reserve terminals SOURCE: U.S. Dept of Energy (Reporting by Janet McGurty and Edward McAllister in New York; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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