Nov 14 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
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
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
* 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
PBF Energy Delaware City, 190,000 Operations normal.
PBF Energy Paulsboro, New 180,000 Operations normal.
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.
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
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
Motiva Bridgeport CT 1,290,000 Open with reduced 11/4/2012
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
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
Carbo Industries, Inc. Inwood, Long NY 5,900,000 11/4/12
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)