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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #152225
tate Police #N/A
Accident Date2013-11-07
Report Date 2013-11-13
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
Benzene5h 6mFurnace TubeNONOYES10.3 pounds
Xylene5h 6mFurnace TubeNONONO109.7 pounds
Ethylbenzene5h 6mFurnace TubeNONOYES3.0 pounds
Toluene5h 6mFurnace TubeNONONO87.5 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide5h 6mFurnace TubeNONONOBRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)5h 6mFurnace TubeNONOYES360.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

A fire occurred on the A-Reformer combination furnace during startup. Preliminary indication is that a furnace tube, located in the convective section, developed a leak which resulted in a fire.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions