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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

Causal Factor: Other

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
No LDEQ Reported

FLARE-(Are A, South Flare EP-31)
Cause: OTHER-Incident occurred during the replacement of the SOuth flare gas recovery compressor.

Followup: No

Notes: Multiple attempts made to contact the State police, DEQ and National Response Center but unsuccessful during all times. Release didn't exceed the permit limit nor the Sulfur Dioxide reportable quantities.
Sulfur Dioxide: 244.0 pounds

Cause: OTHER-Leak discovered at the bottom of Tank 196.


Notes: Less than 3 barrels were released into secondary containment. Immediate response enabled all of the oil to be recovered. Concurrent with the spill response, a magnetic patch was applied to the tank wall to stop the leak. The tank was emptied and will
Light Paraffin: 126.0 gallons

None Reported
Cause: OTHER-Asphalt storage tank is on fire due to unknown causes. Storage tank developed a leak. No release of material to the surface. The fire was a flash burn resulting from ignition of some vapors escaping from a split in a seam at the top of the storag

Followup: No Information Provided

Notes: A Conoco fire brigade is on site. Fire extinguished later on. Water continued to be supplied to cool the tank. Air monitoring was performed and indicated no offsite impact. No odor complaints have been reported. There are other tanks nearby containin

Area A- North Flare (EP64)
Cause: see notes. RV lifting in the #5 HDS & releasing to the flare. Overhead pressure controller froze up due to cold weather snap pressured up 5 HDS overhead & stripper

Followup: No Information Provided

Notes: WEATHER. Put steam on pressure controller and bypassed process around overhead cooling water condenser to heat up 5 HDS overhead. Potentially add low temp alarm on overhead drum to adjust operation during cold weather
Sulfur Dioxide: 2,074.0 pounds

Area B- South Flare (EP31)
Cause: see notes. Intermittent power surge due to malfunctions at the Entergy Power Company. Emissions resulted from power failure.

Followup: No Information Provided

Notes: Power failure. Restarted and/or isolatedpertinant units to prevent further impact. HAZMAT#
Sulfur Dioxide: 2,360.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide: 47.0 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds: 5,144.0 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide: 199.0 pounds

Area A- South Flare (EP-31)
Cause: see notes.

Followup: No Information Provided

Notes: SFGR tripped due to high O2 right after a #2 Coker blow down event. SFGR was started back 30 minutes after the incident. HAZMAT#
Sulfur Dioxide: 50.0 pounds

Excel -Sulfur Plant (EP-111)
Cause: see notes. Based on temperature trends & air demand analyzer readings, the SO2 was being formed in the 3rd converter bed of the Claus reactor. Excess O2 from the reaction furnace was reacting with sulfur on the catalyst creating SO2 and hea

Followup: No Information Provided

Notes: Discuss learnings with operations. HAZMAT#
Sulfur Dioxide: 220.0 pounds

Area C- North Flare (EP-64)
Cause: see notes. Overpressure of W-1150 and W-1301, due to plugged offgas line, resulting in relief valves lifting to North Flar

Followup: No Information Provided

Notes: WEATHER - near freezing ambient temperatures initiate chain of events that produce release.Reroute PB liquid from going through offgas line to prevent line freezing/hydrate formation.
Sulfur Dioxide: 7,438.0 pounds

Excel Paralubes' Boiler 76001 (EP109)
Cause: see notes. Flue gas damper closed during shutdown from loss of electricty on 2/15. After startup, the damper was not opene

Followup: Yes

Notes: Power Failure. Investigation and sharing of key learnings with operations will occur. HAZMAT #06-01023.
Nitrogen Oxide: 226.0 pounds

North Flare (EP-64)
Cause: see notes. A loss of electrical power occurred caused by failure of an Entergy own electrical transformer. The electrical power loss resulted in emergency shutdown of the majority of process units. Emergency shutdown instrumentation directed hydrocarbon gas streams to the refinery complex flares resulting in excess emissions of SO2, H2S, and NOx from the complex's North and South Flares. Additional flaring of gas streams resulted from the staggered process unit and various start up once electrical power was restore

Followup: Yes

Notes: POWER FAILURE. A root cause failure analysis is being conducted on this incident. Its results will be used to develop actions that will potentially preclude a recurrence.
Sulfur Dioxide: 6,600.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide: 3,400.0 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds: 191.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide: 1,280.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide: 640.0 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide: 68.0 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds: 1,846.0 pounds

Vacuum Truck
Cause: OTHER-Chemical reaction

Followup: No

Notes: Chemical reaction between acid being transferred and materials in truck. One working who was handling the truck died shortly after and the other was taken to the hospital. Will be reported in Title V deviation report.
Hydrogen Sulfide: 83.0 pounds

20 underground suction line
Cause: OTHER-equipment grading the road struck the underground line

Followup: No

Notes: The leak in 20 line will be replac
Oil: 1,722.0 gallons
Benzene: 138.0 pounds

South Flare
Cause: OTHER-Low seal pressure in C-103 Compressor when switching pumps

Followup: No

Notes: No information given
Sulfur Dioxide: 153.0 pounds

Cause: OTHER-spilled from truck on highway

Followup: No

Notes: Shoveled and broomed from highway and collected in drum
Coke Waste: 35.0 pounds

South Flare
Cause: OTHER-Sub 109 lost power resulting in shutdown of gas compressor

Followup: No

Notes: No information given

No LDEQ Reported

Area D Dock 3
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: While Pioneer Sunshine operators were untying ship from Dock 3, the rope did not clear the West cap stan and caused the motor to break awa


Area D Dock 3
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: Light Oil discovered flowing into C-P area. ES&H used containment booms. From unknown source adjacent to C-P property.


Area D Dock 2B
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: During loading, Barge TTT-101 developed a leak. Cleanup performed by enviro co. ES &
Diesel Fuel: 84.0 gallons

#3 CTU in Area C
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: oil overflowed a catch basin and entered the storm sewer during the steaming out of the top pump circuit on the #3 CTU
Dirty Light Cycle Oil: 210.0 gallons

Tank 2002
Cause: leaking agitator

Followup: No

Notes: no information given about cause for incident
Resid: 60.0 gallons

None Reported
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: CITIZEN COMPLAINT - flare closest to I-10 was not ignited but was releasing a smoky substance and a liquid to the ground. DEQ investigation concludes that complainant was mistaken about smoke; rather, condensed water droplets may have fallen to the groun

see notes
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: ANONYMOUS CITIZEN COMPLAINT - sulfur odor. DEQ rep visits site and C-P rep indicates that odor may stem from flaring after post-Gustav startup of facility or from the Hot Resid tanks located in the Sour Crude/Resid Tank farm (Area A). Tanks T-2003, T-2004, and T-2005 are not equipped with a water scrubber for odor contro