(Adds Cosmo and Sunoco)
Feb 9 (Reuters) - A sharp drop in demand for oil products, such as gasoline, diesel, heating oil and jet fuel, especially in developed countries, has forced many oil companies to close refineries permanently, indefinitely or for a long term this year.
The shut-in of crude distillation capacity so far totals about 1.4 million barrels per day globally.
The following lists oil refineries or crude distillation units (CDUs) which have been shut completely this year due to weak economics.
It does not include the offline capacity of CDUs running at lower utilisation rates as a result of run cuts; refineries that are not in operation due to lack of maintenance such as some in Nigeria; fire-related shutdowns; shutdowns that are described as scheduled maintenance by operators, such as ConocoPhillips’ (COP.N) Wilhelmshaven refinery in Germany.
For refinery maintenance/outage tables, click on [REF/US][REF/A][REF/E]
Capacity is expressed in a thousand barrels per day unless specified.
Country Operator Refinery Timing Capacity Status
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ARUBA Valero Aruba July 235 Shut indefinitely
FRANCE Total Dunkirk September 160 Long term shutdown
FRANCE Total Gonfreville August 4.5 mln t/y One CDU shut for extended
(roughly 91kbpd) period
Total plant capacity 339kbpd
JAPAN Nippon Mizushima July-March 110 One CDU shut
Oil Total plant capacity 400kbpd
JAPAN Nippon Toyama January 60 Idled [ID:nT166714]
JAPAN Cosmo Oil February The company to cut its total
5007.T capacity by 80kbpd to 550kbpd
SPAIN Repsol Bilbao September 90 Long term CDU shutdown
(REP.MC) Total plant capacity 220kbpd
UK Petroplus Teesside March 117 Idled [ID:nL5419216]
U.S. Valero Delaware City November 185 Permanent CDU closure
Total plant capacity 210kbpd
U.S. Sunoco Eagle Point November 145 Permanent closure (SUN.N)
U.S. Big West Bakersfield January 66 Idled [ID:nN281360]*
U.S. Western Bloomfield November 17 Permanent closure
* parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Dec. 22, 2008
(Reporting by Ikuko Kurahone)