Nov 11 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
PBF Energy Delaware City, 190,000 Operations normal.
PBF Energy Paulsboro, New 180,000 Operations normal.
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
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
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
Kinder Morgan Perth Amboy NJ 3,543,388 11/5/2012 Generator power, limited
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
Carbo Industries, Inc. Inwood, Long NY 5,900,000 11/4/12
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
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)