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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

Causal Factor: Other - See text

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

No Information Given
Cause: OTHER-there was a 3rd party spill into the Calcasieu river. They were loading a barge from their docks with lube oil. They are not clear on what happened.

Followup: No

Notes: Shut down pump and closed valve and started clean up. A boom was placed to contain the oil. Clean Harbors Environmental Company was contracted to perform the clean upLube oil leaked into Calcasieu River. Refinery reported it as a 3rd party spill, and
Lubricating Oil: 336.0 gallons

Water runoff from extiguished fire south of T-75 dike wall
Cause: The facility report states that a roll-off box containing industrial debris self-ignited south of the T-75 dike wall in the South Tank Farm. The fire water had a pH of 2 and was on the soil and went across the road into a drainage ditch outside their fence line.

Followup: No

Notes: BRQ. Soil was removed from the area. The incident report (10/25) and LDEQ report (10/26) have different incident dates.


No Information Given
Cause: Refinery letter initially states that they received a call of citizen complaints regarding smoke in the area. At the time of the call there was a FCC unit starting-up and experiencing opacity exceedance from particulate matter. Subsequently the letter states that ConocoPhillips found out an unrelated fire started on Pete Manena Rd. and facility concluded that the original citizen report was related to the fire and not the refinery.

Followup: No

Notes: None.


bottom sediments
Cause: Starting on September 13, a presence of a slight sheen near the Phillips 66 docks located on the Calcasieu river was reported. Another sheen was reported on September 16. The sheen on the water near the docks was generated by unsettled creosole salts releasing from the bottom of the water body after being disturbed. There are two reports made by Phillips 66 to LDEQ, but detail the same incident. The two reports have been merged into one document.

Followup: No

Notes: A response contractor was called for any remediation.


FCC Regenerator RLP0057
Cause: Due to a change in estimating methodology based on a proactive analysis of stack test data from other facilities, the Phillips 66 Lake Charles Refinery believes that the HCN emissions from our refinery are above the reportable quantity of 10 lbs/day. The continuous release being reported is not the result of a malfunction or any change in operations but rather is due to a change in estimating methodology. These emissions occur during normal operations and, in our best professional judgement; these emissions are stable in quantity and rate during normal operations.

Followup: No

Notes: Phillips 66 Lake Charles are evaluating applicable requirements to determine if these HCN emissions meet the federally-permitted release exemption.
Hydrogen Cyanide: 640.8 pounds
No LDEQ Reported

Cause: Leaking hose on a truck owned by Sentinel Transportation released hydraulic fluid to the concrete/ground along a section of the Old Spanish Trail roadway. Spill occurred as truck was entering the Phillips 66, Lake Charles Refinery.

Followup: No

Notes: The spill was immediately cleaned up by spill response personnel.
Hydraulic Oil: 10.0 pounds