FACTBOX-Hess restarting refinery, terminal ops after Sandy

Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:13pm IST

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Nov 14 (Reuters) - Hess Corp has begun restarting its 70,000 barrel per day (bpd) Port Reading, New
Jersey, refinery after it shut due to a lack of power following Hurricane Sandy.
    As the New York Harbor energy network continued to recover from the superstorm, Hess said it expected fuel
production at the plant to resume by the end of the week, and added it resumed limited marine operations out of
its Bayonne, New Jersey, terminal earlier this week. Rack operations out of the Bayonne terminal are still
suspended. 
    Only five of the 57 terminals that were in Sandy's path remained shut, according to the Department of Energy.
    The 238,000 barrel-per-day plant owned by Phillips 66 in Bayway, New Jersey, will likely be shut for
another two to three weeks as repairs are carried out, primarily on electrical equipment damaged by saltwater,
the company said. 
   
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS ON WEDNESDAY:
    * HESS CORP said its Port Reading, New Jersey, was restarting and that fuel production would begin by
the end of the week. 
    
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS ON TUESDAY:
    * NEW JERSEY lifted the 1970s-style gasoline rationing imposed in 12 counties as the supply improved.
    * MOTIVA ENTERPRISES said it resumed limited operations from its Newark, New Jersey, terminal as of Sunday.
Motiva's Brooklyn and Long Island terminals are still shut. Operations have not resumed out of the Sewaren, New
Jersey, terminal.
        
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS ON MONDAY: 
    * NEW JERSEY power company PSEG said it restored power to an electrical substation that supplies electricity
to Hess Corp's Port Reading, New Jersey plant. 
    * PHILLIPS 66 said it had no new time frame for the restart of the Bayway refinery and said flaring at the
plant on Sunday was related to preparation for resuming operations.
    * NEW JERSEY government says it will end gasoline rationing on Tuesday at 6 a.m. (1100 GMT).
    
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS ON SUNDAY:
    * KINDER MORGAN said all of its facilities were moving product inbound and outbound with limited marine
operations restored at its Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and Staten Island, New York, terminals.
    
    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 slowdown 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 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. 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 ordered on Thursday 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. 
    * 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.   
             
    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     Restarting after PSEG restored power to substation. Fuel
                    Jersey                         production seen later this week. 
 Philadelphia       Philadelphia,       330,000    Back to normal operations.
 Energy Solutions   Pennsylvania                   
 Monroe Energy      Trainer,            185,000    All units running normally after turnaround.
                    Pennsylvania                   
 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
 Phillips 66       Tremley Point**    NJ                                11/3/2012
 Motiva            Brooklyn           NY                               10/31/2012
 Citgo             Linden             NJ                                11/5/2012
 Motiva            Long Island        NY           222,000             10/31/2012
    ** 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          11/8/2012
                                                            back, serving 14 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       Limited marine ops restored    11/11/2012
 Kinder Morgan         Staten Island, NY    2,959,700       Limited marine ops restored    11/11/2012
 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                                   
 Hess                     Newark          NJ                                  11/13/12
 Motiva                   Newark          NJ                                  11/13/12
 
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, Erwin Seba,Joshua Schneyer, Matthew Robinson, Edward McAllister and Jonathan
Spicer in New York; Editing by Phil Berlowitz, Gary Hill, Sofina Mirza-Reid, and Bob Burgdorfer)
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