Cheniere Energy Completing Sabine Pass Train 1 Maintenance

Cheniere Energy is completing a maintenance turnaround at its 4.5-million-ton-per-year Sabine Pass Train 1. The turnaround began Monday. Located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, the train is expected to be back online tomorrow. The timing of the restart may be affected by Tropical Storm Cindy. Pilots have stopped guiding ships into Sabine Pass, the location of Cheniere’s liquefied natural gas terminal (Bloomberg). Five vessels with a combined LNG-carrying capacity of 18.2 billion cubic feet (Bcf) left the terminal during the week-long period ended June 14 (EIA). (Plant: 3007400)

Tropical Storm Cindy Approaches Southwest Louisiana Coast

Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to hit the coast of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas late tonight and move inland on Thursday. Pilots have stopped guiding ships into Sabine Pass, the location of Cheniere Energy’s liquefied natural gas terminal (Bloomberg). The storm could affect Gulf Coast refinery and petrochemical operations. The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) has suspended vessel offloading operations at the LOOP Marine Terminal, but there were no expected interruptions in deliveries from the Clovelly Hub, according to LOOP. Cindy has maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour, with higher gusts. A tropical storm warning is in effect from San Luis Pass, Texas, to the Alabama-Florida border (National Hurricane Center). Heavy rainfall could produce life-threatening flash flooding across portions of the northern Gulf Coast. (Plant: 3007400)

Golar LNG, Delfin to Jointly Develop Gulf of Mexico FLNG Project

Golar LNG Limited and Delfin Midstream have signed an agreement to jointly develop the proposed Delfin floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project off the coast of Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Up to four FLNG vessels would produce up to 13 million tons of LNG per year. Delfin received approval from the Department of Energy on June 1 for long-term exports of LNG to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement with the United States. (Plant:3148395)

CB&I Lands Contract to Build Ethane Cracking Furnace at DuPont Sabine River Works

CB&I won a $40 million contract to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for an ethane cracking furnace expansion project at DuPont's Sabine River Works ethylene plant in Orange, Texas. The new cracking furnace will have an ethylene capacity of 200 million pounds per year. Industrial Info is tracking $145 million in project activity at the Sabine River Works site. The planned merger of DuPont and Dow Chemical has received U.S. antitrust approval, provided that the companies sell certain crop protection products and other assets. (Plant:1018149)

CAL ISO Asks Customers to Conserve Energy Amid Heat Wave

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation on Tuesday and Wednesday. Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon when air conditioners typically are at peak use. The forecast peak usage for Tuesday and Wednesday is expected to exceed 47,000 megawatts each day in California ISO’s service territory, which serves roughly 80% of the state’s electricity customers.

North Dakota Power Station Unit Offline

Unit 01 of Great River Energy’s Coal Creek Power Station in North Dakota is offline due to cleaning boiler and clogging issues. The coal-fired, 605-megawatt unit will remain offline until this Friday. (MRO) (Plant:1015427) (Outage:376013)
Imperial to Start Planned Maintenance at Nanticoke Refinery on September 5

Imperial Oil will conduct 38 days of planned maintenance beginning September 5 at its 112,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) Nanticoke, Ontario, refinery. Work will be performed on the 50,000-BBL/d fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU), 11,875-BBL/d SF Alky, 25,700-BBL/d Reformer Feed Hydrotreater, 9,500-BBL/d Distillate Hydrofiner 1 and 44,000-BBL/d Naphtha Hydrofiner. The lone Crude (CSU) and the 48,000-BBL/d vacuum units will be de-rated by 25% during this time. The work was previously scheduled to start on September 1. (Plant:1016783)

ExxonMobil Restarts Unit at Baton Rouge Refinery after One-Day Outage

ExxonMobil restarted the 110,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) Crude PSLA 9 unit today at it 500,000-BBL/d Baton Rouge refinery in Louisiana after it was forced offline early Tuesday due to mechanical issues. Industrial Info is tracking $101 million in project activity at the refinery, including a planned upgrade of PSLA that is expected to be done in 2019. (Plant:1004076)
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