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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #160197
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State Police #14-05210
Accident Date2014-11-23
Report Date 2014-11-25
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
Sulfur Dioxide13mCrude Vacuum Unit (CV-1)NOYESNOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Power Failure

Release of sulfur dioxide (SO2) due to a flaring event at CITGO's Crude Vacuum Unit (CV-1). The incident occurred due to a brief power outage at an electrical substation for the unit. The duration of the flaring event was 13 minutes.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

No information provided on remedial actions taken