FACTBOX-NY Harbor oil terminals, refineries crippled by Sandy

Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:19pm IST

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Nov 11 (Reuters) - The New York harbor remained crippled from Hurricane Sandy, with minimal signs of progress in
restoring normal flows through the biggest and most important oil trading hub in the country.
    Late on Friday, Phillips 66 provided an update on its 238,000 barrel-per-day Bayway plant in New Jersey,
reiterating that it would take two to three weeks to resume production after electrical equipment was damaged by
saltwater. Industry data provider Genscape said scrubbers on the gasoline-making Fluid Catalytic Cracker (FCC) at the
refinery were active on Friday although units were still shut down.
    New York City began rationing gasoline on Friday for the first time since the 1970s, following New Jersey. As fuel
shortages and long lines continued to plague the New York City and Long Island areas.
    Colonial Pipeline, the 800,000 bpd conduit that supplies 15 percent of East Coast fuel demand, on Friday 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
    Buckeye Partners also said many of the facilities that supply its eastern system were still without power
and dealing with damaged infrastructure, which depleted inventories. 
    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.
    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:
    * PHILLIPS 66 said it had resumed operating its Linden, New Jersey, terminal at "normal capacity" after reopening
additional truck rack lanes, repairing the marine terminal, restoring the ability to discharge existing product
inventories and making arrangements for additional supplies via pipeline and barges or tankers. But it reiterated that
its 238,000 bpd Bayway refinery nearby would remain shut for two to three weeks, the same time frame it offered on
Monday, and that its adjacent Tremley Point, New Jersey, terminal was expected to resume limited operations by the end
of the month. The plant has been shut since Oct. 29. 
    * 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 slowdown or shutdowns. It said
problems included damage to customer facilities, road closures and power supply problems. 
    * BUCKEYE PARTNERS said many of the supply conduits that feed into its eastern U.S. system were out on Friday
although the system were fully capable of taking deliveries. 
    
    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 time frame 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.
    * New York City Mayor MICHAEL BLOOMBERG on Thursday ordered the rationing of gasoline sold in the city.
 He 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; it
said work was continuing around the clock to complete repairs at its Newark facility. It said damage assessments at
Brooklyn and Long Island facilities continued, with no time frame for resuming operations. 
    * 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 one-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.
    * 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 reiterated on Nov. 9 it is likely to be
                                                   two-three weeks to restart. Genscape reports some activity on
                                                   FCC scrubbers. Terminal and rack operations back to normal.
 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            11 / 8 /2012 
 Phillips 66       Tremley Point**    NJ                                11/ 9 /2012 
 Motiva            Brooklyn***        NY                                11 / 8 /2012 
 Motiva            Sewaren****        NJ           5,000,000            11/8/2012 
 Motiva            Long Island***     NY           222,000              11 / 8 /2012 
 Gulf Oil          Linden             NJ           568,374             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.
    *** Damage assessments continued as of No. 8; no time frame for restarting.
    **** Truck and rack loadings resumed; marine terminal still believed shut.
    
TERMINALS WITH REDUCED OPERATIONS:

 Colonial Pipeline     Linden             NJ                                 11/9/2012  Open, but cites customer
                                                                                        infrastructure problems 
 Buckeye Partners      Perth Amboy        NJ         4,000,000               11/9/2012  Unclear; company says NJ oil
                                                                                        flows "not back to normal"
 IMTT                  Bayonne            NJ         16,000,000              11/5/2012  Half of the facilities are
                                                                                        fully operational
 Motiva                Bridgeport         CT         1,290,000               11/4/2012  Open with reduced operations 
 Hess                  Groton             CT         812,185                 11/3/2012  Process of restarting
 Hess                  Edgewater          NJ                                 11/8/2012  Resumed as of Weds
 Hess                  Woodbridge         NJ                                 11/8/2012  Resumed as of Weds
 Hess                  Pennsauken         NJ                                 11/3/2012  Process of restarting
 Kinder Morgan         Carteret           NJ         7,833,080               11/5/2012  Generator  power, limited
                                                                                        operations/shipments; marine
                                                                                        ops resumed
 Kinder Morgan         Perth Amboy        NJ         3,543,388               11/5/2012  Generator  power, limited
                                                                                        operations/shipments; marine
                                                                                        ops seen soon
 Kinder Morgan         Staten Island      NY         2,959,700               11/5/2012  Generator  power, limited
                                                                                        operations; hopes to resume
                                                                                        marine ops soon
 NuStar Energy         Linden             NJ         4,100,000              11/05/2012  Restored "limited" pipeline
                                                                                        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
 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
 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 Gary Hill and David Gregorio and Maureen Bavdek)
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