IIR Energy BREAKERS: Natural Gas Pipeline Clears Regulatory Hurdle

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a favorable environmental impact statement for Dominion Energy's planned Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline. The pipeline would run 600 miles from West Virginia to North Carolina, carrying up to 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas. (Plant: 1043346)


Killen Power Station Unit 02 in Ohio Goes Offline Due to High Pressure

Dayton Power & Light has taken Unit 02 of the Killen Power Station in Ohio offline due to high back pressure in a cooling tower. The coal-fired, 666.5-megawatt (MW) unit will remain offline until Thursday, July 27. Industrial Info is tracking a planned maintenance outage at Unit 02 in first-quarter 2018. (RFC ECAR) (Outage: 379743) (Plant: 1014077)


Valve Repairs Continue at Bruce Power Station in Ontario

Valve repairs continue for Unit 01 of the Bruce A. Nuclear Station in Ontario, Canada. The 825-megawatt unit is now expected to remain offline until Friday, July 28, compared with an earlier expectation of July 22. (NPCC) (Outage: 378790) (Plant: 1017414)


Bruce Mansfield Units 01 and 03 in Pennsylvania Taken Offline Due to Water Disposal Issues

Units 01 and 03 of FirstEnergy Generation's Bruce Mansfield Power Station in Pennsylvania are offline due to a water disposal issue related to sludge drying and thickeners. Unit 01 was taken offline on July 21, and Unit 03 was taken offline on June 20. Unit 01 will remain offline until Wednesday, July 26, and Unit 03 will remain offline until Friday, July 28. Each of the coal-fired units can generate 913.8 megawatts (MW). Industrial Info is tracking a planned $140 million ash bond closure project at the power station. The project would kick off this August, and see completion in 2028. (RFC ECAR) (Outages: 379723, 379729) (Plant: 1010752)

Valero Restarts McKee Refinery FCCU in Texas

Valero has restarted the 55,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at its 175,000-BBL/d McKee Refinery in Sunray, Texas, after it was taken offline for repairs on Monday. The same unit was taken down for two days beginning June 15 due to valve issues, and also was shut down on June 21 due to a process upset (PADD III). (Outage: 379774) (Plant: 1000910)


Marathon Shuts down Kentucky Refinery Due to Power Outage

A weather-related power outage forced Marathon Petroleum on Sunday to shut down its 242,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) refining complex in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. Restart procedures are under way, and refinery personnel are hoping to return all units to service by Wednesday, July 26. Industrial Info is tracking a $30 million centralized control room building addition at the refinery. Work began in 2016 and completion is expected in early 2018. (Plant: 1013324)


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