Department of Energy Hurricane Sandy-Nor’easter Situation Report #13, December 3, 2012 (3:00 PM EST)

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–December 3, 2012 – 3:00 PM EST.

Highlights:

  • Beginning November 7th, a Nor’easter impacted the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with strong winds, rain or snow, and coastal flooding. At 8:00 pm EDT October 29, the National Hurricane Center reported Sandy made landfall near Atlantic City, NJ as a post tropical cyclone.
  • All customers who are able to receive electricity and who lost power due to Sandy and the Nor’easter have had their electricity restored. The combined total peak customer electricity outages from Hurricane Sandy and the Nor’easter (reported in the DOE Situation Reports) are 8,661,527: 8,511,251 from Hurricane Sandy and 150,276 from the Nor’easter Storm, respectively.  
  • As of December 3, in New Jersey there are less than 19,000 customers and in New York there are less than 17,000 customers who are unable to accept electric service.

Petroleum & Natural Gas Information:

Refineries

  • On November 27, Phillips 66 reported that its Bayway (Linden, NJ) refinery had resumed normal operations. A list of refineries impacted by Hurricane Sandy is presented in the table below.  

Refineries in the Path of Sandy (as of 1 p.m. EDT 12/03/12)

                                                                   Capacity (B/D)

Refinery

Location

Operating Capacity *

Shut Down

Restarting

Reduced Runs

Normal

Hess *

Port Reading, NJ

     70,000

 

 

 

X

Monroe Energy

Trainer, PA

   185,000

X

PBF

Delaware City, DE

   182,200

X

PBF

Paulsboro, NJ

   160,000

X

Philadelphia Energy Solutions (Sunoco)

Philadelphia, PA

335,000

 

 

 

X

Phillips 66

Linden, NJ

   238,000

X

TOTAL

 

1,170,200

0

0

0

1,170,200

Note: The table does not include asphalt refineries or facilities already closed in prior years.

*The Hess Port Reading, NJ facility does not process crude, but processes gas oils to produce petroleum products.

Sources: Confirmed by company or on company web site. Various trade press sources

Petroleum Terminals 

  • A total of 57 terminals in the path of Hurricane Sandy have reported on their status in the aftermath of the storm. As of 1:00 pm today (December 3), reports indicate that 55 terminals are open and 2 terminals are shut. The tables below lists terminals that remain shut or that have recently re-opened.  

 Status of Petroleum Terminals as of 1:00 pm EST 12/3/12

Company

City

State

Status

Date Stamp

Hess

Bayonne

NJ

Open*

12/3/12

CITGO

Linden

NJ

Open*

12/3/12

Phillips 66

Tremley Point

NJ

Shut

11/3/12

Motiva

Brooklyn

NY

Open

12/3/12

Motiva

Long Island

NY

Shut

10/31/12

Sources: Confirmed by company or on company web site. Various trade press sources

*The company has denoted the terminal is open with partial operations.

Natural Gas Distribution 

  • New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) reported November 30 that it has completed 85 percent of repairs to its damaged 12-inch main between Bay Head and Seaside Park. Today (December 3), NJNG plans to begin to re-pressurize its system that serves the Seaside peninsula. In Manasquan, NJNG has completed restoration to 64 percent of its customers in the area. In Sea Bright, Long Beach Island and the Ocean County mainland, all customers whose homes and businesses can safely accept service now have natural gas to their meters. Due to the flooding from Sandy, the company shut off natural gas service to the barrier islands areas of Long Beach Island and Bay Head to Seaside Park on November 1. For detailed information on the restoration activities and timeline, go to: http://www.njng.com/safety/hurricane-sandy-updates/index.asp

  Source: http://www.oe.netl.doe.gov/docs/SitRep13_Sandy-Nor%27easter_120312_300PM.pdf

 Related Article:  

Department of Energy Hurricane Sandy-Nor’easter Situation Report #12, November 26, 2012 (3:00 PM EST)