Cheniere Starts Short Maintenance Turnaround at Sabine Pass LNG Terminal

Cheniere is performing a brief maintenance turnaround at its Sabine Pass Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal in Cameron, Louisiana. The turnaround began Tuesday, and production levels should be back to normal on Thursday. Train #4 is still on track to be completed in the third quarter of this year, which will bring total site production to 18 million metric tons per year. Industrial Info is tracking $7.5 billion in project activity at the Sabine Pass complex. Cheniere sent LNG cargoes to 16 countries during the first quarter. As of April, LNG from Sabine Pass had reached 20 of the 39 LNG-importing countries around the world. (Plant: 3007400)

Lucid Energy Starts up Red Hills II Natural Gas Plant in New Mexico

Lucid Energy has started up the Red Hills II cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Lea County, New Mexico. With the $250 million expansion, the Red Hills Natural Gas Processing Complex has the capacity to process 310 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d), which brings the total processing capacity of Lucid’s South Carlsbad Gas Gathering and Processing System in Lea and Eddy counties to 345 MMcf/d. (Plant: 3190443)

LyondellBasell to Conduct 60- to 80-day Maintenance at Morris, Illinois, Polyethylene Unit

LyondellBasell will perform 60 to 80 days of planned maintenance beginning in July at the 135 million-pound-per-year low density polyethylene (LDPE) Line 1 unit at its plant in Morris, Illinois. The exact schedule is dictated by the facility’s capital project schedule. Planned upgrades, valued at $55 million, include a rebuild of the unit. The LDPE project will replace vessels, high-pressure line tubes and relief valves, and rebuild or upgrade a reciprocating compressor, specialty piping and electrical substation components. (Plant: 1009470) (Outage: 348828)

DuPont Restarts Sabine River Ethylene Unit in Texas

DuPont has restarted its 1.5 billion-pound-per-year ethylene unit at its Sabine River Works site in Orange, Texas. The unit was shut down on April 20 for planned maintenance. (Plant: 1018149)

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Ramps Up after Refuel Outage

Unit 01 at Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power station in Massachusetts is ramping up from a refuel outage. The 685-megawatt (MW) unit is running at 239.75 MW. The refueling outage will be the last for the power station, which Entergy plans to close in 2019 due to poor market conditions. Entergy is exiting the merchant nuclear market. The power station came online in 1972. (Plant: 1014961) (Outage: 372820)

Valero Restarting Corpus Christi Heavy Oil Unit After Upset

Valero is restarting the 96,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) heavy oil cracker unit today on the west side of its 220,000-BBL/d Bill Greehey Refining complex in Corpus Christi, Texas, after it experienced an operational upset this morning. Industrial Info is tracking $21 million in project activity at the refinery, including a $5 million gasoline hydrotreater Tier 3 upgrade that is planned to begin in July. (Plant: 1000163) (Outage: 372867)

Saudi Aramco to Invest Up to $30 Billion in Motiva

Saudi Aramco plans to invest $12 billion in Motiva Enterprises, including its 600,000 barrel-per-day (BBL/d) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, with a likely additional investment of $18 billion by 2023. The agreement will lead to a “significant boost” in operations at the Port Arthur refinery. (Plant: 1012671)

Chevron Restarts Burnaby Refinery in British Columbia

Chevron Canada restarted its 50,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) Burnaby refinery in British Columbia after it shut down late Tuesday as a result of a power outage caused by high winds. Refinery units are ramping up to normal processing levels throughout the day. (Plant: 2014206)

Phillips 66 Restarts Units at Carson, California, Refinery

Phillips 66 has restarted the 40,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) Diesel Hydrotreater 3 (DHT) and the 53,000-BBL/d Delayed Coker units at its 133,000-BBL/d Carson Refinery in Los Angeles, California. The refinery was shut down on May 17 due to an operational upset. Industrial Info is tracking a planned delayed coker drum replacement and upgrades at the refinery valued at $300 million. The project would begin in early 2024. (Plant: 1016816)

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