HOUSTON Nov 9 Independent western U.S. refiner
Tesoro Corp (TSO.N) said on Monday its seven refineries may run as
low as 77 percent of their combined rated capacity of 665,000
barrels per day in the fourth quarter due to maintenance and low
demand for motor fuel.
The refineries are expected to run as low as 510,000 bpd in the
fourth quarter, the company said. The refineries could also run as
high as 550,000 bpd, it said.
At its two California refineries, Tesoro expects to run between
230,000 bpd and 240,000 bpd, down from 266,000 bpd in total capacity
for the plants in Los Angeles and Martinez, California.
The California total includes an unplanned shutdown of a coking
unit at the Los Angeles refinery, company executives said in a
The company's Pacific Northwest refineries are expected to run
between 125,000 bpd and 135,000 bpd in the fourth quarter. The
refineries in Anacortes, Washington, and Kenai, Alaska, have a
combined rated capacity of 192,000 bpd.
Tesoro's Kapolei, Hawaii, refinery is planned to run between
60,000 and 70,000 bpd, down from a capacity of 94,000 bpd.
The company's Mid-Continent refineries are planned to run
between 95,000 bpd and 105,000 bpd. The refineries in Mandan, North
Dakota, and Salt Lake City, Utah, have a combined throughput of
(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Marguerita Choy)