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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #145717
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State Police #13-00072
Accident Date2013-01-05
Report Date 2013-01-05
Follow-up Date 2013-01-09
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Lubricating Oillube oil containmentNONONO10.0 gallons

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

This was an overfill of lube oil caused by operator error on barge. 10 gallons of lube oil was spilled by barge personnel during the loading process. They claim that the barge was not being operated by Phillips 66 personnel.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Although this incident was caused by human error, the facility makes no statement about the discharge being preventable.

Notes/Remedial Actions

In the initial report, they state that Conoco Phillips is not the responsible party and that this is 3rd party information. Lube oil spilled into Clooney Loop just off Calcasieu River/Ship Channel and it appeared that it had slight overfill of lube oil barge. The area was boomed off and ES&H began clean-up of area. Oil was released to the water due to overfill of lube oil containment. On January 5, 2013, the Phillips 66 Refinery near Lake Charles experienced a release of approximately 10 gallons of lube oil from a dock area near the Calcasieu River Ship Channel. ES&H was the cleanup contractor and the sheen was boomed off and evacuated from the water. A courtesy notification was sent to the SWRO on 01/09/13. The spill was satisfactorily cleaned up by the contractor. No further action is required. Phillips 66 made this regulatory notification as a 3rd party courtesy only notification.