Following up Gregg Laskoski's blog post this morning about refineries and Sandy, we have an update on the situation. First, to summarize, it appears that power restoration is well underway. Power crews are working feverishly to get the most important infrastructure back online as soon as possible.
There is late word that Phillips 66's facility in Linden, NJ, now has electricity flowing again. There is no word from Phillips 66 on when a detailed assessment of the plant will be complete, and because of such, there is no word on a date or time to resume or restart operations.
Colonial Pipeline is expected to resume normal operations later this week by using generators when necessary until power is restored to the huge engines that power the pipeline.
Philadelphia Energy Solutions indicated it will have its 335,000bpd plant resuming/restoring normal operations very soon, contingent that crude supply to the facility be restored. Ports are slowly opening with limited outages and closures, so PES may resume in the next day or two.
However, there is still a significant portion of infrastructure that remains offline. Pipelines, terminals where gasoline tankers fill up, and refineries, remain in partial limbo as logistics begin moving after outages, flooding, and little activity.
Several wholesale racks, or terminals, where gasoline tankers fill to deliver to gas stations remained without power and there was no word on when they'd begin resuming operations.
An update from Love's Travel Centers late yesterday said,
"Love's in Bordentown, NJ (I-295 &amp; Exit 57), is operating on generator power and is now up and running to serve customers.
The following locations are without power and closed:
Hamburg, PA (I-78 &amp; Exit 23)
Jonestown, PA (I-81/Fisher Ave. &amp; Exit 90)
Conneaut, OH (I-90 &amp; Exit 241)
Our operations teams are working with power companies to have electricity restored as quickly as possible in these locations. The Love's fuel team has been working around the clock to deliver fuel to areas where racks were closed. All Love's locations that have power and are open are fully stocked with fuel."
Pilot Flying J also had an update:
The following locations have had power restored and are open.
Pilot #710 New Milford, PA
Pilot #882 N Stonington, CT (Dealer location)
Pilot #222 Sturbridge, MA
Flying J #784 North East, MD
Flying J #518 Frystown, PA
Pilot #255 Milford, CT
Pilot #190 Clinton, NJ
Pilot #370 Scranton, PA
Pilot #290 Perryville, MD
Pilot #243 Nitro, WV
Pilot #880 Montague, NJ (Dealer location)
The following locations are not open at this time; we are working with local power companies to restore power as soon as possible.
Pilot #280 Bloomsbury, NJ
Pilot #210 Mahwah, NJ (single phase power only)
Pilot #408 Grantsville, MD