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Early July: US downstream update

Hydrocarbon Engineering,


Between 29th June and 2nd July flaring occurred at the BP owned Carson refinery. The flaring has been linked to planned maintenance that is currently being carried out at the facility.

CITGO Petroleum Corporation

CITGO’s Lake Charles refinery, Louisiana and Lemont III and Corpus Christi, Texas refineries have been awarded eight safety operation wards for 2010 by the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association. The company were presented with three Meritorious Safety Performance Awards and five Achievement Awards.


Over the weekend, flaring was reported at the PBF Energy owned Delaware City refinery. Malfunctions in the flare gas recovery system compressor and the ammonia pump at the 182 000 bpd facility are thought to be the cause of the flaring.


According to a filing made with the National Response Centre, higher than estimated emissions at the Whiting refinery are still being released. The BP owned facility had to notify the centre of this continuous anomaly according to the Superfund.


On Tuesday 28th June, Husky Energy Inc. announced that it took the crude distillation unit at the Lima refinery offline. This will last for 10 days as a small leak has been found in the unit’s radiant tube.


Valero Energy Corp. and Tesoro Corp. are two companies that have been successful in bidding for the 30 million bbls of oil released from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve last week. 13 other companies were successful in the bidding also. Valero has purchased 6.9 million bbls at US$ 742.9 million and is the highest buyer. Tesoro has purchased 1.2 million bbls for US$ 128.5 million.

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