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Cheniere Energy is restarting Train 1 at its two-train, 9-million-metric-ton-per-year LNG liquefaction plant in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Train 2 is expected to come up next week following the Train 1’s restart this week. Both trains have been down since mid-September for planned maintenance and flare modifications. Volumes of gas to the plant are beginning to increase.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation has restarted two units at its 530,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) refinery in Garyville, Louisiana: the 145,000-BBL/d Crude 10 A and 145,000-BBL/d Crude 10 B units, after completing planned maintenance that began on Monday, October 3 and Monday, October 10, respectively. Maintenance continues on the 34,500-BBL/d Delayed Coker, which is now expected to return to service ahead of schedule by Wednesday, November 2. The 134,000-BBL/d FCCU 25, the 28,000-BBL/d HF Alky 27 and the 42,800-BBL/d Platformer CCR 12 continue with their planned turnarounds and are expected to remain offline through the end of November 2016.
Seaway Crude Pipeline Company LLC shut one of the large pipeline systems that feeds oil to Gulf Coast refineries from the Cushing, Oklahoma, storage hub, due to a leak, according to Reuters. Pipeline operator Enterprise Product Partners told Reuters that part of the line will reopen later today.
Houston Refining LP, a division of LyondellBasell, began to restart the 57,000 barrel-per-day (BBL/d) Delayed Coker 737 at its Houston, Texas refinery. The coker was forced offline on October 15 due to a fire. The unit is expected to return to normal operations by mid-week. Repairs were initially expected to last for three weeks.
HollyFrontier completed planned maintenance Saturday, October 22, on the 7,500 barrel-per-day (BBL/d) Reformer CRU 1 and 18,000 BBL/d Reformer Feed Hydrotreater 3 units at its 135,000 BBL/d El Dorado, Kansas Refinery. The work started on October 14, 2016.
LyondellBasell is winding down planned maintenance at the 1.7 billion-pound-per-year Olefins Unit located at its Corpus Christi, Texas, plant. The unit was shut down April 19 for a planned maintenance turnaround and for tie-ins for an expansion to double capacity. Restart is expected in the first half of November, but no official restart date has been set.
Entergy took the 1,176-megawatt (MW) Waterford 03 unit offline Monday at the Waterford Three Nuclear Power Station in Louisiana. The unit will remain offline until Friday, October 28.
Unit 4 of Arizona Public Service Company’s Cholla Power Station was taken offline Saturday, October 22, due to boiler repairs. The unplanned outage for the coal-fired, 414-megawatt unit will end on Wednesday, October 26.
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