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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #91094
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State Police #06-06191
Accident Date2006-10-03
Report Date 2006-10-18
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Nitrogen OxideWest Ops Ground Flare (EPN# 9-84)NOYESYES34.0 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)West Ops Ground Flare (EPN# 9-84)NONOYES80.0 pounds
TolueneWest Ops Ground Flare (EPN# 9-84)NONONO0.1 pounds
Sulfur DioxideWest Ops Ground Flare (EPN# 9-84)NOYESNO5.0 pounds
BenzeneWest Ops Ground Flare (EPN# 9-84)NONOYES1.3 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

An unexpected shutdown of two process compressors at Shell Chemical's GO-1 Process Unit caused flaring at Motiva's West Operations Ground Flare (EPN #9-84).

Discharge Preventable - No

This incident was not preventable by Motiva Enterprises, LLC.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Flaring was not continuous throughout start and end dates.