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Shell Chemical East (26336), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #153355
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State Police #14-00117
Accident Date2014-01-08
Report Date 2014-01-15
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
1,3-Butadiene11h 35mGO1 UnitNONOYES 
Ethane11h 35mGO1 UnitNONOYES 
Benzene11h 35mGO1 UnitNONOYES 
Ethylene11h 35mGO1 UnitNONOYES 
Hydrogen Sulfide11h 35mGO1 UnitNONONO 
Nitrogen Oxide11h 35mGO1 UnitNOYESYES 
Sulfur Dioxide11h 35mGO1 UnitNOYESNO 
Propylene11h 35mGO1 UnitNONOYES 

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

The GO1 Unit flared process gas as the result of an instrument giving a faulty signal.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The investigation is ongoing and the report states that Shell plans to provide a follow-up.