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Monday, August 29, 2005

Katrina: Refinery Map

by Calculated Risk on 8/29/2005 11:46:00 PM

UPDATE3: Chevron says won't know full storm damage until Wednesday SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) --

Chevron Corp. said Tuesday it will not know the extent of hurricane damage to its Gulf of Mexico oil and gas facilities until Wednesday. A Houston-based spokesman for the nation's second-biggest oil company said their aircraft were currently making initial damage assessments of offshore rigs and onshore facilities, including the 325,000 barrel-per-day Pascagoula refinery in Mississippi, which the company evacuated ahead of Katrina. Pascagoula is one of the biggest refineries along the Gulf Coast. Chevron evacuated 2,100 offshore employees and contract workers and shut its New Orleans office ahead of the hurricane. The company declined to say how much oil and gas output was shut by the storm
Update: Here is a much better map. Thanks to Dr. Hamilton. (My Original Map removed)

Click on graph for larger image.

This map shows the location (arrow) of Chevron's Pascagoula facility. This is not on the Louisiana only map linked above.

UPDATE: "Exxon Mobil Refining & Supply Co.'s Baton Rouge, La. refinery - had not been affected by the storm or had resumed normal operations by late Monday."

NumberFacilityProduction 1000s bbl/day
1Valero's St. Charles260
2Exxon Mobil Corp.'s Baton Rouge494
3Motiva's Convent255
3Motiva's Norco242
3Marathon's Garyville245
4ConocoPhillips' Belle Chasse247
4Murphy Oil Corp.'s Meraux125
4Chalmette Refining187
5Chevron's Pascagoula325


Valero is the only facility to report:

Valero sees re-opening refinery in Louisiana in 1-2 weeks (VLO) By Carla Mozee
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) said Monday evening that it expects to re-open its St. Charles refinery in Louisiana in one to two weeks. The company said that the refinery is now without power and that it may take two to three days for it to return. It also said that there is 3 feet of flood water in two units and that it may have to repair pumps, electric motors and electrical switchgear. Valero also sees minor damage to its cooling towers. The company said that no major damage is apparent and there's no evidence of spills or leaks.