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Marathon Ashland Petroleum (3165), Garyville

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #103090
State Police #08-00869
Accident Date2008-02-15
Report Date 2008-02-21
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
Sulfur Dioxide2h 17mNorth Flare (EQT162 / EIQ 83-70)NOYESNO1,738.9 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide2h 17mNorth Flare (EQT162 / EIQ 83-70)NONONO4.5 pounds
Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds (HRVOCs)2h 17mNorth Flare (EQT162 / EIQ 83-70)NONONO71.3 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide2h 17mNorth Flare (EQT162 / EIQ 83-70)NOYESYES302.7 pounds
Carbon Monoxide2h 17mNorth Flare (EQT162 / EIQ 83-70)NOYESNO1,648.5 pounds
Benzene2h 17mNorth Flare (EQT162 / EIQ 83-70)NONOYES0.1 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)2h 17mNorth Flare (EQT162 / EIQ 83-70)NONOYES488.1 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Power Failure

A partial refinery-wide power failure occurred. This caused several units to shutdown and relieve to flare. A small exchanger fire also occurred.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Once maintenance personnel secured the power supply, Operations began bringing units back on line. Follow up report with same DEQ incident number lists different emission amounts.