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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #95930
State Police #07-02296
Accident Date2007-05-05
Report Date 2007-05-05
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
Hydrogen Sulfide1 h 53 mB-11 Flare (EIQ No. 3(XXII)4) and (ID No. EQT 350)NONONO1,451.0 pounds
Hydrogen1 h 53 mB-11 Flare (EIQ No. 3(XXII)4) and (ID No. EQT 350)NONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

pilot outages of B11 Flare - malfunctioning pressure regulator on nat. gas to pilots

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Emissions exceeded RQ of 100 lbs. operator checks on gas line pressure downstream; development of a routine schedule for maintenance checks on the regulator; instrument group has repaired pressure regulator that malfunctioned.