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FACTBOX-NY Harbor oil recovery continues, city rations gasoline
November 8, 2012 / 10:47 PM / 5 years ago

FACTBOX-NY Harbor oil recovery continues, city rations gasoline

(Updates with Hess Corp)
    Nov 8 (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued an order on Thursday rationing gasoline in the
city, a move that is expected to ease the severe fuel supply shortages that followed last week's Hurricane.
    Bloomberg announced the order a day after an unseasonable nor'easter covered New York city with up to 6
inches (15 cm) of snow. The storm knocked out power to more than 46,000 customers in areas hit by Hurricane Sandy
last week. 
    Motorists can buy gas on alternate days based on their license plate numbers. Those whose license numbers end
in odd numbers can pump fuel on odd-numbered days and those with even numbers the next. A similar rule has been
enforced in New Jersey since last weekend. 
    On Thursday, Motiva Enterprise, a joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Saudi Aramco, resumed
loading from gasoline and diesel racks at its Sewaren, New Jersey terminal. However, its three terminals in New
Jersey and New York remained shut with no estimates given for when they are likely to resume operations
 
    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.
Hess Corp has not yet resumed operations at its 70,000 bpd Port Reading refinery.
   Some 28 percent of gas stations in the New York Metropolitan area did not have gasoline available for sale on
Thursday, down from 38 percent on Wednesday, according to the Department of Energy's data arm.
    
    
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS ON THURSDAY:
    * 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.
 
    * COLONIAL PIPELINE said its Linden, New Jersey, hub, the terminus of the 825,000 bpd pipeline network from
the Gulf of Mexico, was not affected by the nor'easter. The company is shipping fuel to a few of the more than 20
customer terminals it serves out of Linden.
    * 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:
    * HESS CORP said it does not have a time frame for a full restoration of operations at its 70,000
barrel-per-day refinery in Port Reading, New Jersey. The company reiterated that power was partially restored at
the weekend, allowing it to bring in-plant utility systems back online, which will take several days. It will
need to complete an assessment of refinery equipment before resuming operations. It said the only terminal that
still had suspended truck-rack operations was in Bayonne, while its Brooklyn and Roseton, New York, terminals had
resumed marine operations. Marine operations were still suspended at Bayonne, Edgewater, Newark and Woodbridge.
    * COLONIAL PIPELINE said its Linden, New Jersey, hub, was now sending fuel out to eight of its 20 customer
terminals, one more than on Monday, when it expected five more to resume operations this week. It said commercial
power remains stable.
    * 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. The waterway saw its first oil
tanker in a week on Sunday, with the 50,000-tonne Glory Express heading through the channel toward the Kinder
Morgan terminal in Carteret. The Arthur Kill is the site of a major cleanup after flooded tankers at Motiva
Enterprises' Sewaren, New Jersey, terminal spilled diesel into the water. 
    
    MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS FROM THE WEEKEND:
    * DELTA AIR LINES INC's Monroe Energy 185,000 bpd refinery in Trainer, New Jersey, resumed normal
operations and is expected to have all units at full rates after a lengthy maintenance turnaround. It was not
shut during Sandy. 
    Below is a list of refineries, fuel pipelines and ports impacted by the storm:
    
 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     Power partially restored Saturday night. Says still no time
                    Jersey                         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
 Hess              Woodbridge*        NY                                   11/6/2012
 Hess              Edgewater*         NJ                                   11/6/2012
    * Suspended marine operations. Hess owns 20 terminals with an aggregate storage capacity of 21 million
barrels in its East Coast marketing areas. 
    ** Suspended rack and marine operations
    *** 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                  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 and Phil Berlowitz)

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