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Shell Facility (3462), St. Rose

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #102066
State Police #08-00033
Accident Date2008-01-03
Report Date 2008-01-10
Follow-up Date 2000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Benzene11h 46m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NONOYES0.3 pounds
Carbon Monoxide11h 46m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NOYESNO73.0 pounds
Ethylbenzene11h 46m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NONOYES0.2 pounds
Hexane11h 46m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NONONO0.8 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide11h 46m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NOYESYES13.0 pounds
Particulate Matter11h 46m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NOYESNO2.5 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide11h 46m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NOYESNO3.0 pounds
Toluene11h 46m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NONONO0.7 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)11h 46m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NONOYES40.0 pounds
Xylene11h 46m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NONONO0.9 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Power Failure

Power failure lead to unit shutdown, resulting in a unit upset and flaring

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Power failure was caused by Entergy and was unplanned. All heavy product lines were flushed with a diesel driven flush pump. Incident will be reviewed with Entergy to discuss what happened and what can be done to prevent recurrence.