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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

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LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
84090

2005-11-27
B-6 FLARE
Cause: Pilot outage of the B-6 Flare.

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ

No LDEQ Reported

2005-11-20
None Reported
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ
83969

2005-11-18
C-FCC Unit
Cause: Release from the C-FCCU; a relief valve lifted, releasing CAT gas, causing H2S and CO2 to be sent to the flare. Related to incidents that occurred as a result of shutdown/startup associated with Hurricane Rita.

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ. The relief valve was blocked, ending the incident on the day of occurrence. Related to incident number 82492.


83061

2005-10-12
None Reported
Cause: Trash fire on a barge at Dock A that lasted approximately 15 minutes. A contractor was cutting a bolt due to hurrican damage approx. 4 hours before fire was reported. The area was drenched with water after work was completed but a small wood fire still occurred.

Followup:

Notes: CITGO's in-house fire department put out the fire. NFA required. No injuries reported. Responsible party is listed as Bomac.
82254

2005-09-16
Alkylation Unit
Cause: Pinhole leak in the weld of a butane pipeline discovered at the Alkylation Unit.

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ. Line was isolated and a water spray from the fire monitors was applied to keep the vapors to a minimum. Air monitoring detected offsite impact.

82129

2005-09-12
B-502 reaction furnace
Cause: Small hole in shell of B-502 Reaction Furnace at D-Sulfur Recovery Unit.

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ, but also unknown rate of release although hole is very small. Will fabricate a pad to weld over leak.


82097

2005-09-11
B-5 FLARE
Cause: Overpressure of the E-402 Depentanizer Tower at B-Reformer unit.

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ initially.
Uncombusted

81999

2005-09-07

Cause: Lost control of skid due to light end in the feed, emergency shut down of MTB Unit resulting in a smoking flare of mixed butane

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ. Offsite impact.

81826

2005-08-31
None Reported
Cause: Shut down of JC36 compressor resulting in flaring.

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ. Followup letter only. No pollutants reported.
81380

2005-08-16
No Information Given
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ

81250

2005-08-15
FLARE MTBE Unit
Cause: Flaring at the MTBE Unit

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ

No LDEQ Reported

2005-08-12
D-Dock
Cause: Transfer hose from a barge began leaking

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ. Based on visual estimates of those present at the time, approximately one cup of material was released on the deck of the barge. Material recovered with an absorbent pad. No evidence it spilled over the deck into the water. The sheen in the water next to the barge did not have the characteristics of the material released on the barge deck.

No LDEQ Reported

2005-08-12
No Information Given
Cause: Sheen observed near D-Dock of unknown origins.

Followup: No

Notes: It was determined sheen was not associated with dock operations. Also noted that dredging operations were being conducted in Calcasieu Ship Channel

81174

2005-08-10
F102 B Drum
Cause: Insulation around the F102 B Drum containing coke caught on fire due to unknown causes

Followup:

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ. Extinguished blaze with water. No coke was burned or released to atmosphere.

80569

2005-07-18
B-Dock
Cause: cross over hose on the Kirby Barge ruptured spilling into Calcasieu River

Followup: No

Notes: Responsible party not known. CITGO claims it is not the source of the release

80437

2005-07-09
Furfural Unit
Cause: power failure in the furfural unit

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ

80277

2005-07-03
B-5 FLARE
Cause: Flare went out due to excessive steam from Coker 1

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ

80109

2005-06-26
B-5 Flare
Cause: -loss of B5 Flare pilot

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ

79876

2005-06-16
FLARE at MTBE Unit
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: MTBE Unit went down. Instrumentation was reset and the unit was reinstated into production.

79744

2005-06-11
Coker II Unit
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ

79586

2005-06-05
B-5 Flare
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ

79590

2005-06-04
B-5 FLARE
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ

No LDEQ Reported

2005-04-19
Rhodia barge
Cause: discharge from vessel's drip pan

Followup: No

Notes: Responsibility of the barge company
Sulfuric Acid: 1.0 gallons
77796

2005-03-23
FLARE Vacuum 2 Unit CLAW
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ. Flaring of vacuum sump gas. The LC 103 Control Valve caught on fire at the packing. Material going through valve was 325 Oil and was so hot started fire. Went to flare while shutting down.


77629

2005-03-15
Vacuum Truck
Cause:

Followup: No Information Provided

Notes: 2 workers were offloading bleach from tank at Citgo's wastewater plant into a vacuum truck. 2 workers were overcome by fumes and taken to hospital. Claims no RQ was exceeded.

77547

2005-03-12
No Information Given
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ. In a mud pit and noone know how it got there.

77024

2005-02-18
B-401 furnace
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: Flange fire at the outlet to Capitol B 401 furnace in the B Reformer Unit. Claims what was released through flare did not exceed permit. Rest of naphtha was consumed in fire

77071

2005-02-18
Tank 30
Cause: leak on the bottom of Tank 30

Followup: No

Notes: Tank had passed a hydrostatic test prior to being placed in service on Feb 19, 2003. Material solidified at ambient temperature and was excavated. Investigation isbeing conduct
Mixture: 299,840.0 pounds
77022

2005-02-17
C-Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit
Cause: exchanger fire

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ. Verbal report mentions slurry oil and fire due to small leak on the C-105 exchanger.

76995

2005-02-17
Water cooler at Sulfuric Acid Plant
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ. Water leak containing SO2

76032

2005-01-07
unloading hose at A Dock
Cause: Ruptured hose while unloading barge

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ

92946

2006-12-31
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ
92937

2006-12-20
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ
92691

2006-12-15
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ

92514

2006-12-09
None Reported
Cause: No Information Given - spill

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ
92267

2006-11-24
flare sump on B-11 Flare
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ


92150

2006-11-17
hole in pipeline
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ



91054

2006-10-02
B-11 Flare
Cause: Occurred during start up of Mixed Xylenes Unit

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ

91022

2006-10-01
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: No Information Given

90692

2006-09-18
Heat Exchanger C-113 at the Alkylation Unit
Cause: small hole on the shell of the Heat Exchanger at the Alkylation Unit

Followup: No Information Provided

Notes: No Information Given

No LDEQ Reported

2006-05-16
CLAW Area
Cause: Normal consumption of ethyl vinyl acetate pellets releases traces of vinyl acetate residual upon heating and mixing with wax.

Followup: No

Notes: ;This was not an incident. The emissions of vinyl acetate were from normal operation of Wax Blending. The emission is a permit deviation oly because the permit basis erroneously set an annual average.
Vinyl Acetate: 816.0 pounds
85655

2006-02-06
Alkylation Unit
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: went to sewer system on property, no clean up invovl

85087

2006-01-10
Seal leak in a chlorination blower at the C-Reformer Unit
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: No Information Given

84908

2006-01-02
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: Below RQ

No LDEQ Reported

2007-12-26
B-Dock
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: CITGO not source, sheen deemed unrecoverab

No LDEQ Reported

2007-12-24
C-Dock
Cause: unknown

Followup: No

Notes: Coast Guard visits the site and assessses sheen as coming from unknown source and unrecoverable

No LDEQ Reported

2007-11-06
C-Dock 004 Outfall
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: Origin of sheen on Calcasieu unknown. Sheen was not recoverable and encompassed an area 25' in diameter within booms

No LDEQ Reported

2007-09-02
D-Dock
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: Sheen observed near D-Dock originated from an unknown source and not from CITGO. No DEQ incident # listed. Cf. incident on 4/28/2007

No LDEQ Reported

2007-07-16
None Reported
Cause: unknown

Followup: No

Notes: rainbow sheen 8' x 10' observed in lower indian marais. Absorbent boom deployed to contain the sheen.
99549

2007-07-05
no information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Anonymous caller states that CITGO has released freon on several occasions. Also signed a non-certified technician's name to sign out sheet for freon w/o his permission. Referred to EPA: CFC / Freon Mgr Joyce Johnson

97218

2007-06-19
Tail gas treatment unit (TGII) at Sulfur Recovery Plant
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: DEQ representative goes to site - does fenceline readings after a CITGO reading indicates a reading of 24ppm of Hydrogen Sulfide. 0's across the board



97237

2007-06-19
PFU Flare CB701
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: pilot outage is cited as reason for emission, but no cause of outage is giv

96399

2007-05-19
PFU Flare CB701
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Emission attributed to pilot outage of PFU Flare ; no reason for outage given.

96337

2007-05-17
B-9 Flare
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Emission through B-9 Flare resulted from depressuring contents of a sour gas line from Coker 2 to the flare. No reason for this depressuring is cited.




No LDEQ Reported

2007-05-16
Outfall 004 at C-Dock
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter states that sheen observed near Outfall 004 at C-Dock was a stagnant film or scum-based sheen and not an oil and grease based sheen from CITGO

96185

2007-05-14
B-9 Flare
Cause: No information given

Followup: Yes

Notes: RQ was likely not exceeded ; pilot outage was cause of emission, but no cause for outage is giv

No LDEQ Reported

2007-05-02
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: investigation indicated that the sheen originated from an unknown source and not from CITGO
No LDEQ Reported

2007-04-28
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Sheen observed near D-Dock originated from an unknown source and not from CITGO. State Police Incident Number listed here is listed as NRC Case No: on letter from CITGO
No LDEQ Reported

2007-02-01
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Citgo, Lake Charles Mfg. Complex was not the source of the spi
93364

2007-01-18
Unknown. Possibly storage tank #88 at Indian Marais or west ditch at Clifton Ridge substation.
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Initial caller Doris Breckenridge indicates spill may be from storage tank #88. Subsequent call from Terry Chretien states that sheen is not from this facility, an assessment that is restated in Citgo's letter of 1/25/07. Boom with absorbent pads was used to soak up sheen. According to letter of 1/25/07, US Coast Guard surveyed the sheen on 1/19/07 and had no issues with the inciden

93307

2007-01-16
B Dock
Cause: unknown at present

Followup: No

Notes: Sheen on water 4' by 50'; absorbent booms deployed to contain any additional sheening; CITGO is implementing a work plan to assess the source and developing a project to prevent recurrence.

93048

2007-01-04
Tail gas treatment unit at Sulfur Recovery Plant
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ



No LDEQ Reported

2007-01-02
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ
110375

2008-10-27
B-7 Flare
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: verbal report mentions C4 Recovery Unit, JC101 Compress




No LDEQ Reported

2008-10-08
B-503, B-504, B-505 Furnace
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Report has no incident numbers, states that there was an exceedance of the upper oxygen limit for flue gas from the furnaces. A low level alarm was added to notify operations when oxygen approaches the calculated limi

No LDEQ Reported

2008-09-25
A-Dock
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: Sheen was biological in nature and not from CITGO; No state police no. given, incident no. is listed as Case No. on CITGO lett

107166

2008-07-13
CVEP Unit
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Fire in the CVEP Unit





No LDEQ Reported

2008-07-10
A-Dock
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Sheen from unknown third-party source

106924

2008-07-02
B-12 Flare
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Flare flame outage

106792

2008-06-25
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: CITIZEN COMPLAINT (Patrick Crawford) - Strong chemical odor causing nose and eyes to burn. This event linked to 106702
105376

2008-05-06
Cooling Towers 1 and 2
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: CITGO letters states emissions were BRQ

No LDEQ Reported

2008-05-01
SWMU #138
Cause: Sheen reported originating from LCMC B-Dock: Solid Waste Management Unit (SWMU) #138. No other source was identified form B-Dock rehabilitation project area. CITGO will continue to monitor the site until project's completion.

Followup: No

Notes: CITGO B-Dock rehabilitation project area is subject to continuous monitoring of the site and submit monthly updates.

102955

2008-02-10
Flare
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: CITIZEN COMPLAINT (Tammy Alexander; Casey McCoun; Don Jones) - terrible odor, thick black smoke from fla

102403

2008-01-18
PFU Flare CB701
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: At the time of the pilot outage - there was no process flow to the PFU Flare. The flow to the flare consisted of natural gas and sweep gas.

No LDEQ Reported

2008-01-05
C-Dock
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: USCG observes sheen and investigation indicates it is from unknown source

120411

2009-12-24
B-16 flare
Cause: No RQs were exceeded, so no information was given.

Followup: No

Notes: Flaring of sour gas from the Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Hydrotreating unit's flare. No RQs were exceeded, so no information was given.




119770

2009-12-01
Acid plant
Cause: No RQs were exceeded, so no information was given.

Followup: No

Notes: No RQs were exceeded, so no information was given.

119709

2009-11-25
B-11 flare
Cause: No RQs were exceeded, so no information was given.

Followup: No

Notes: No RQs were exceeded, so no information was given. Report to the police states that Hydrogen Sulfide and Nitrogen Oxides as well.

119256

2009-11-04
B-4 Flare
Cause: No RQs were exceeded, so no information was given. Release related to loss of flare flame on the B-4 flare.

Followup: No

Notes: No RQs were exceeded, so no information was given.




118371

2009-10-02
No information given
Cause: Loss of pilot light on the B-8 flare

Followup: No

Notes: No RQs were exceeded so no information is given.



118282

2009-09-29
No information given
No information given.
Cause: No RQs were exceeded so no further information is given.

Followup: No

Notes: No information given




118082

2009-09-21
E-3 tower
Cause: Flaring of sour gas from the E-3 Tower in the straight run fractionation unit. No RQs were exceeded so no further information was given.

Followup: No

Notes: No information given. State police report also reports butane released in addition to Sulfur Dioxide.

117561

2009-08-27
E-8 Tower, Flare
Cause: Flaring of sor gas from the E-8 tower in the C4 Recovery Unit. No RQs were exceeded so no further information was given.

Followup: No

Notes: No information given


117244

2009-08-13
Tank 526
Cause: No RQs were exceeded so no information was given.

Followup: No

Notes: No information given


117221

2009-08-11
Tank 526
Cause: No RQs were exceeded so no further information was given.

Followup: No

Notes: No information given


116799

2009-07-26
BLCOH unit
Cause: No RQs were exceeded so no information is given.

Followup: Yes

Notes: Police reports states that a lead developed in the B light cycle oil hydro treater unit. Units shut down to try to block the leak.


Fuel: 1.0 gallons
116747

2009-07-21
Acid plant
Cause: No RQs were exceeded so no information was given.

Followup: No

Notes: No information given.

116615

2009-07-18
B7 Flare
Cause: No RQs were exceeded, so no information was given.

Followup: No

Notes: No information given



116049

2009-06-26
tank 503
Cause: No RQs were exceeded, son no information was given.

Followup: No

Notes: No information given

115685

2009-06-14
B-5 Flare
Cause: No RQs were exceeded, so no information was given.

Followup: No

Notes: No information given



115661

2009-06-13
No information given
Cause: No RQs were exceeded so no information was given.

Followup: No

Notes: no information given

115517

2009-06-08
None Reported
Cause: No RQs were exceeded, so no information was given. Flaring from B-7 flare.

Followup: No

Notes: no information given.
115367

2009-05-30
Sewer box near the TAME unit
Cause: No RQs were exceeded, so no information was given.

Followup: No

Notes: no information given

114866

2009-05-12
Bottom of B-11 flare
Cause: Xylene spill at the base of the B-11 flare, no RQs exceeded so there was no information given.

Followup: No

Notes: No information given.

114678

2009-05-04
Tail Gas 2 Unit
Cause: "B tower water stripper unit had foaming. This caused the relief valve in the tail gas unit to be picked up by an analyzer. The analyzer goes to alarm. The gases were then figured to release into the air."

Followup: No

Notes: No information given as to remedial actions. Classified as "a non-emergency" situation



113098

2009-03-02
C-Dock hydraulic pipe line
Cause: Hydraulic line leak.

Followup: No

Notes: Material was identified as "biodegradable petroleum oil". Booms placed to contain the oil which leaked into the Calcasieu River at CITGO's C-Dock during an inspection of the premises.

124385

2010-06-23
Tank 182
Cause: "They informed that an eyewash station developed a leak and released water to some contaminated soil that contained spent caustic near Tank 182 at the refinery." states the LDEQ.

Followup: No

Notes: BRQ. Refinery letter states that no reportable quantities were exceeded. LDEQ report states that "the contaminated soil was excavated and removed near the tank."
Spent Caustic: 840.0 gallons
124130

2010-06-14
Tank 182
Cause: LDEQ report states that "Operators in the plant were making rounds and noticed caustic alkali liquids on the ground in the area of Tank 182. The source of the spill was unknown."

Followup: No

Notes: BRQ. Refinery letter states that no reportable quantities were exceeded. "A vacuum truck was contracted to pick up the free liquids and the soil was excavated and disposed of properly" states LDEQ. An unknown amount of Caustic Alkali liquids were spilled.

122547

2010-04-03
#7
#7 flare
Cause: smoke coming out of flare from unknown source--no more details given--no RQs exceeded

Followup: No

Notes: no information given




145516

2012-12-23
Tail Gas II vent
Cause: Citgo Petroleum reported elevated levels of reduced sulfur compounds in the Tail Gas II vent at the Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex, but no information is given about the cause of the release. In the initial notifications made by phone, Citgo reports that the suspected cause is a leak and that repairs were being made.

Followup: Yes

Notes: CITGO's preliminary review of the operating data from this incident indicated that an RQ for H2S may have been exceeded, but CITGO confirms that no RQs were exceeded in a report submitted 1/9/13.



141834

2012-08-06
Tank 81
Cause: On August 6, 2012, Citgo Petroleum reported an incident at their Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex. During routines rounds by an operator, Tank 81 (in the oil movement area) was discovered to be leaking gasoline from the top of the tank. According to Lee Liebendorfer with the company's Environmental Group, approximately 2 barrels of gasoline had leaked while putting a line in service. Nitrogen had been trapped in the tank and had escaped the floating roof tank causing the spill. LDEQ verbal report states that nitrogen gas had been trapped in the tank and escaped the floating roof tank causing the spill.

Followup: No

Notes: A vacuum truck pulled from the room drain and clean up the spill. The refinery reported the amount of gasoline leaked was below reportable quanity, but the amount that was leaked was 2 barrels of gasoline. The 2 barrels was converted to 84 gallons. Verbal report states that nitrogen gas had been trapped in the tank and had escaped the floating roof tank causing the spill, but refinery does not mention nitrogen gas at all in their written notification. Initial report states the material did go offsite.
Gasoline: 84.0 gallons

152862

2013-12-15

Oil movement B reformate line
Cause: A release of reformate and benzene to the soil due to a leak on a blend line. The line was 14 diameter and was being excavated to locate the leak location.

Followup: No

Notes: The leak was excavated and contaminated soils removed for disposal



148120

2013-04-15
NIG
Cause: An initial report to the State Police Hazmat Hotline indicated a caller from CITGO Petroleum reported an incident involving a propane leak adjacent tot he truck terminal and that they are in attempts to isolate the leak. A refinery letter later indicates that no reportable quantities were exceeded of flammable gas. No other information is given.

Followup: No

Notes:
Propane Mix
160105

2014-11-15
Dock A
Cause: Explosion occurred in the last 30 minutes of loading a sulfur barge at Dock A. Explosion ignited a small (approximately 30 square feet) grass fire on the west side of Dock A. Citgo then stated that no reportable quantities were exceeded during the event.

Followup:

Notes: Fire was extinguished


159906

2014-11-06
No Information Given
Cause: On November 7, 2014, LDEQ received an anonymous complaint alleging a sheen of oil being located on the Calcasieu River, sheen was noticed on November 6, 2014. LDEQ contacted Coast Guard on Nov. 7 who investigated site, stated that the sheen was green dye from Citgo's Hydrostatic Discharge. No further action by DEQ at this time.

Followup: No

Notes: Did not appear to contact refinery for any follow up

159893

2014-11-05
Fuel Gas System
Cause: Citgo notified the Louisiana State Police HAZMAT, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the Emergency Planning Committee on 11/5/15 of high levels of hydrogen sulfide in the fuel gas system. Written report on 11/11/15 states that operating data from this event showed no reportable quantities were exceeded during the event.

Followup: No

Notes:

159413

2014-10-15
Transfer pipe
Cause: During transfer operations a pipeline leaked and released 1.2 barrels of vacuum gas oil to the soil.

Followup: No

Notes: The transfer was shut down. Impacted soils were remediated. The line was clamped and taken out of service.
Vacuum Gas Oil: 50.4 gallons
158947

2014-09-20
None Reported
Cause: Report states that the follow up letter is being submitted as a follow up to a call placed to LSP HAZMAT regarding a sump fire in the Coker II Unit at CITGO. A review of the operating data from this event showed no RQ's were exceeded therefore the notification should be regarded as a courtesy call

Followup: No

Notes: No Information Given
No LDEQ Reported

2014-01-09
Fire Pump Gear Box
Cause: During maintenance activities of a fire pump gearbox an unrecoverable sheen was observed in the work area safety zone. The sheen was contained within the work area safety zone with boom.

Followup: No

Notes: The work area safety zone was boomed to prevent the unrecoverable sheen from migrating. To prevent reoccurrence, the fire pump gearbox oil will be replaced with environmentally friendly marine oil by March 31, 2014.