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Alon Refining (3116), Krotz Springs

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #154265
State Police #14-00982
Accident Date2014-03-04
Report Date 2014-03-25
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 SulfideNo Information GivenFCCUNONONO2.6 pounds
Particulate MatterNo Information GivenFCCUNOYESNO0.0 pounds
NOxNo Information GivenFCCUNONOYES0.3 pounds
Carbon MonoxideNo Information GivenFCCUNOYESNO1.6 pounds
Sulfur DioxideNo Information GivenFCCUNOYESNO4.8 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)No Information GivenFCCUNONOYES27.2 pounds
AmmoniaNo Information GivenFCCUNONONO0.1 pounds
MercaptanNo Information GivenFCCUNONOYES0.0 pounds
Carbon DisulfideNo Information GivenFCCUNONONO0.0 pounds
EthyleneNo Information GivenFCCUNONOYES14.2 pounds
PropyleneNo Information GivenFCCUNONOYES1.8 pounds
1,3-ButadieneNo Information GivenFCCUNONOYES0.0 pounds
n-HexaneNo Information GivenFCCUNONONO0.2 pounds
BenzeneNo Information GivenFCCUNONOYES0.0 pounds
CyclohexaneNo Information GivenFCCUNONOYES0.1 pounds
TolueneNo Information GivenFCCUNONONO0.1 pounds
EthylbenzeneNo Information GivenFCCUNONOYES0.0 pounds
XyleneNo Information GivenFCCUNONONO0.1 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

On March 4, 2014, there was an air release caused by a flare flame-out at the ALON Krotz Springs Refinery. The release was caused by a loss of the FCCU flare flame for 6 minutes during the shutdown of Complex II/FCCU due to freezing conditions. Caused unburnt gas to be released to the atmosphere for 6 minutes.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Re-lit flare LDEQ incident report states that 7-day notification was received on March 13, 2014. Document did not exist in EDMS search.