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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #112841
State Police #09-0507
Accident Date2009-02-18
Report Date 2009-02-19
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: 

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
ButaneunkownB-8 Flare in C4 unitNONOYESBRQ
PropaneunknownB-8 Flare in C4 unitNONOYESBRQ
Hydrogen SulfideunknownB-8 Flare in C4 unitNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Release of Sour Gas from B-8 flare due to the lifting of a pressure valve in the C4 Recovery unit at the CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex where the E10 tower was lifted and reset itself.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No information given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

C4 unit at the E10 tower reset itself. Material was discharged into surrounding area air.