FACTBOX-NY Harbor oil terminals, refineries crippled by Sandy

Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:02am IST

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(Updates with Colonial Pipeline)
    Nov 8 (Reuters) - The New York harbor remained crippled from Hurricane Sandy on Friday, with minimal signs of
progress in restoring normal flows through the biggest and most important oil trading hub in the country.
    Colonial Pipeline, the 800,000 bpd conduit that supplies 15 percent of East Coast fuel demand, said its
system had "returned to maximum rates" but infrastructure issues including damaged facilities, closed roads and
gas station power failures continued to hinder operations in New Jersey.
    As fuel shortages and long queues continued to plague the New York City and Long Island areas, New York City
began rationing gasoline for the first time since the 1970s on Friday, following New Jersey.
    Hess Corp said on Thursday it had completed post-Sandy assessments at its 70,000 barrel per day (bpd)
Port Reading, New Jersey, refinery, but was unable to set a time frame for restarting the plant due to local
repairs needed by the local power authority.
    The Phillips 66 -owned 238,000 barrel-per-day Bayway plant in New Jersey will likely be shut for
another two to three weeks as repairs are carried out, primarily on electrical equipment damaged by saltwater. 
   Some 28 percent of gas stations in the New York metropolitan area did not have gasoline available for sale on
Friday, the same as the day before, according to the Department of Energy's data arm.
    
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS ON FRIDAY:
    * COLONIAL PIPELINE said that although its system returned to "maximum rates," the situation in New Jersey
had "not returned to normal" due to infrastructure problems that could lead to additional slowdowns or shutdowns.
It said problems included damage to customer facilities, road closures and power supply problems. 
    
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS ON THURSDAY:
    * HESS CORP said it still does not have a time frame for restarting its 70,000 bpd refinery in Port
Reading after completing an assessment of refinery equipment, which is now on standby. "The local power authority
... advised that repairs will be needed to a local substation before sufficient power is available to support the
refinery's start-up process," it said. "A timeframe for the refinery's restart will be determined once the full
power requirement can be met." A brief power outage on Thursday forced it to stop marine and rack loading at Port
Reading. The company said marine and rack operations at its Bayonne, New Jersey, terminal were still suspended on
Thursday. Marine operations at its Newark, New Jersey, terminal also remained suspended. All other Hess terminals
continued to operate. 
    * New York City Mayor MICHAEL BLOOMBERG on Thursday ordered the rationing of gasoline sold in the city.
 
    * BLOOMBERG also waived the requirement that buildings and homes in New York City utilize heating oil with
sulfur content of less than 0.15 parts per million, effective through Dec. 7. 
    * MOTIVA ENTERPRISES restarted rack operations from its terminal in Sewaren, New Jersey terminal.
 
    * BUCKEYE PIPELINE said a terminal had a temporary power outage at Inwood, but continued operations
on standby generators. Power has since been restored, the company said.
    
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS ON WEDNESDAY:
    * A NOR'EASTER blew into areas affected by Hurricane Sandy and dropped record snow in New York and New
Jersey, complicating the energy network's recovery. 
    * COMMERCIAL STOCKPILES of gasoline in the U.S. central Atlantic, which covers four states, including New
York and New Jersey, slipped by only 310,000 barrels last week, government data showed. 
    
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS ON TUESDAY:
    * MERCINI LADY, a 47,000-tonne clean oil tanker, was heading out of New York harbor after discharging off the
southwestern shore of Manhattan, shipping data showed. BP had chartered the Liberian-flagged tanker to carry fuel
from Texas to Montreal, but it was later diverted to the New York Harbor after the U.S. government authorized
waivers to the Jones Act, allowing non-U.S. vessels to transit between U.S. ports.
    * KINDER MORGAN, which had resumed limited operations at its Carteret and Perth Amboy terminals in New Jersey
on Monday, said about 238 barrels (some 10,000 gallons) of biodiesel leaked from its Carteret terminal into
nearby Rum Creek and reached the Arthur Kill waterway. It said the spill was contained within a day of the storm.
It has resumed limited marine operations at Carteret and hopes to do so soon for Perth Amboy and Staten Island.
 
    
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS ON MONDAY:
    * NUSTAR ENERGY LP said it had re-established "limited" pipeline and barge deliveries at its Linden,
New Jersey, marine and storage terminal. It previously said the 4.1-million-barrel terminal was severely damaged
by Sandy.
    * IMTT BAYONNE oil tank farm and terminal, which accounts for about a fifth of the harbor's capacity, was
only half back to normal by Monday, although damage assessments found that the majority of the facility's piers
were ready for use and there had been no oil leaks, according to co-owner Macquarie Infrastructure Co. It gave no
time frame for restoring full operations, but said IMTT would work through the week - including with relevant
authorities - to return to full operations.
    * PHILLIPS 66 said it expects to resume "normal operations" at its 238,000 bpd Bayway refinery in Linden, New
Jersey, in two to three weeks. The plant has been shut since Oct. 29 and sources said it appeared to sustain
serious damage to the electrical equipment after being flooded by Sandy's 14-foot storm surge. Phillips also
confirmed it spilled some 7,700 gallons of fuel. Its terminal at Tremley Point, New Jersey, is expected to be
operating at a limited capacity by the end of November. 
    Phillips 66 also said it restored the refinery's capability to pump existing refined product inventory to the
terminal, repaired the refinery's marine dock to receive barge shipments of fuel and made arrangements with
third-parties to supply fuel to the refinery and terminal through pipelines and marine transport.
    * BUCKEYE PIPELINE said its Linden line was able to receive fuel from all existing locations and that
Colonial Pipeline, Harbor Pipeline and Kinder Morgan's Carteret terminal had all resumed operating into Linden.
    * COAST GUARD removed restrictions along the Arthur Kill waterway, which separates Staten Island from New
Jersey, as long as vessels move slowly along its waters, a Coast Guard agent said.
    
    EAST COAST REFINERIES:
    
 COMPANY            PLANT               CAPACITY   STATUS
                                        (bpd)      
 PBF Energy         Delaware City,      190,000    Operations normal.
                    Delaware                       
 PBF Energy         Paulsboro, New      180,000    Operations normal.
                    Jersey                         
 Hess Corp          Port Reading, New   70,000     On standby. Unable to resume operations until local utility
                    Jersey                         completes repairs to substation, Hess said on Nov. 8. No time
                                                   frame for resuming full operations
 Philadelphia       Philadelphia,       330,000    Company said on Nov. 2 it would be back to normal schedules
 Energy Solutions   Pennsylvania                   that weekend after delays in crude deliveries.
 Monroe Energy      Trainer,            185,000    All units running normally after turnaround, full rates seen
                    Pennsylvania                   within several days.
 Phillips 66        Linden, New Jersey  238,000    Shut down. Phillips 66 said on Nov. 5 it is likely to be
                                                   two-three weeks to restart.
 Imperial Oil Ltd   Sarnia, Ontario     121,000    Returning to normal service as of Oct. 31 after power outage.
  NEW YORK HARBOR OIL TERMINALS STILL SHUT BY SANDY:
 COMPANY           CITY               STATE        CAPACITY (bbls)    Update Date
 Hess              Bayonne            NJ                                11/6/2012
 Hess              Newark*            NJ                                11/6/2012
 Motiva            Newark             NJ           1,113,000           10/31/2012
 Phillips 66       Tremley Point**    NJ                                11/3/2012
 Motiva            Brooklyn           NY                               10/31/2012
 Motiva            Long Island        NY           222,000             10/31/2012
    * Rack operations normal. Hess owns 20 terminals with an aggregate storage capacity of 21 million barrels in
its East Coast marketing areas. 
    ** Phillips 66 said it expected the Tremley Point terminal to resume limited operations by the end of
November.
    
TERMINALS WITH REDUCED OPERATIONS:

 Colonial Pipeline     Linden NJ                            Open, commercial power          11/4/2012
                                                            back, serving 8 terminals    
 IMTT                  Bayonne NJ           16,000,000      Half of the facilities are      11/5/2012
                                                            fully operational            
 Motiva                Bridgeport CT        1,290,000       Open with reduced               11/4/2012
                                                            operations                   
 Hess                  Groton CT            812,185         Process of restarting           11/3/2012
 Hess                  Edgewater, NJ                        Resumed as of Weds              11/8/2012
 Hess                  Woodbridge, NJ                       Resumed as of Weds              11/8/2012
 Hess                  Pennsauken NJ                        Process of restarting           11/3/2012
 Kinder Morgan         Carteret, NJ         7,833,080       Generator  power, limited       11/5/2012
                                                            operations/shipments;        
                                                            marine ops resumed           
 Kinder Morgan         Perth Amboy, NJ      3,543,388       Generator  power, limited       11/5/2012
                                                            operations/shipments;        
                                                            marine ops seen soon         
 Kinder Morgan         Staten Island, NJ    2,959,700       Generator  power, limited       11/5/2012
                                                            operations; hopes to resume  
                                                            marine ops soon              
 NuStar Energy         Linden, NJ           4.1 mln bbls    Restored "limited" pipeline    11/05/2012
                                                            and barge deliveries         
 
TERMINALS REPORTED OPEN BY COMPANIES
 COMPANY               LOCATION           STATE      CAPACITY      UPDATE AS OF
 Kinder Morgan         Philadelphia       PA         11,878,462              11/4/2012
 Magellan Midstream    Wilmington         DE         2,842,000               11/4/2012
 Magellan Midstream    New Haven          CT         4,000,000               11/4/2012
 Motiva                New Haven          CT         1,600,000               11/4/2012
 Motiva                Baltimore          MD         1,100,000               11/4/2012
 Motiva                Fairfax            VA         360,000                 11/4/2012
 Motiva                Richmond           VA         210,000                 11/4/2012
 Motiva                Providence         RI         1,458,000               11/4/2012
 Motiva                Sewaren            NJ         5,000,000               11/8/2012
 NuStar Energy         Paulsboro          NJ         90,800                  11/4/2012
 NuStar Energy         Virginia Beach     VA         40,000                  11/4/2012
 NuStar Energy         Dumfries           VA                                 11/4/2012
 NuStar Energy         Piney Point        MD         5,403,000               11/4/2012
 NuStar Energy         Andrews AFB        MD                                 11/4/2012
 NuStar Energy         Baltimore          MD         832,000                 11/4/2012
 Phillips 66           Riverhead          NY                                 11/4/2012
 Hess                  Brooklyn           NY                                 11/4/2012
 BP                    Carteret           NJ         1,445,000               11/4/2012
 Hess                  Perth Amboy        NJ                                 11/6/2012
 Hess                  Roseton            NY                                 11/6/2012
 
TERMINALS REPORTED OPEN BY DOE:
 Global Partners          Inwood          NY                                   11/4/12
 Global Partners          Newburgh        NY                                   11/4/12
 Global Partners          Oyster Bay      NY                                   11/4/12
 Castle Port Morris       Bronx           NY         846,000                   11/4/12
 Gulf Oil                 New Haven       CT                                   11/4/12
 Northville Industries    Port Jefferson  NY                                   11/4/12
 Schildwachter Oil        Bronx           NY                                   11/4/12
 Buckeye Terminals, LLC   Linden +        NY         4,000,000                 11/4/12
                          Inwood                                   
 Carbo Industries, Inc.   Inwood, Long    NY         5,900,000                 11/4/12
                          Island                                   
 
OTHER TERMINALS IN NEW YORK HARBOR AREA:
 COMPANY                                 LOCATION                  CAPACITY  STATUS  
                                                                                     
 Center Point Terminal Company           New Jersey, NY Harbor    1,018,300  Unknown
 CITGO Petroleum Corp.                   Linden, NJ               3,669,250  Unknown
 Getty Terminals Corp.                   New Jersey, NY Harbor    1,018,300  Unknown
 Getty Terminals Corp.                   Bronx, NY                   23,000  Unknown
 Gulf Oil, Limited Partnership           Linden, NJ                 568,374  Unknown
 Lorco Petroleum Services                New Jersey, NY Harbor      476,190  Unknown
 Metro Terminals Corp.                   Brooklyn, NY               207,000  Unknown
 Sprague Energy Corporation              Long Island, NY             80,263  Unknown
 Sunoco Logistics Partners, LP           New Jersey, NY Harbor      505,457  Unknown
 
 (Reporting by Selam Gebrekidan, Joshua Schneyer, Janet McGurty, Edward McAllister and Jonathan Spicer in New
York; Editing by Marguerita Choy, Jim Marshall, Andre Grenon, Leslie Adler, Phil Berlowitz, Gary Hill)
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