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Alon Refining (3116), Krotz Springs

Causal Factor: No Information Given

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

Resid pump in Crude Unit (Complex I)
Cause: xxxxxxxx

Followup: no

Notes: Resid pump blew a seal.


LPG Piping leak
Cause: xxxxxxxx

Followup: No information given

Notes: A compressed flammable gas was released due to a LPG piping leak but it was well below the 1000lb RQ.


Pump, Tank Farm Area 18
Cause: Small pump fire and spill in the tank farm area 18.

Followup: No

Notes: The spill was cleaned up.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): 15.8 pounds
Hydrocarbon: 0.1 pounds
Particulate Matter 10: 8.1 pounds
Nitric Oxide: 0.8 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide: 3.3 pounds
Carbon Monoxide: 0.2 pounds

No Information Given
Cause: A sheen of unknown material approximately 100 sq. feet in size was detected on the Atchafalaya River on July 6, 2013. Alon Refining Krotz Springs, Inc. reported the sheen to the US Coast Guard and LDEQ as being of unknown origin. After investigation, it is still believed that the sheen came from an off-site location up-river from the refinery.

Followup: No

Notes: Unable to determine the source of the sheen.

No LDEQ Reported

Dock #5 loading arm drain line
Cause: On May 19, there was a slop oil leak into the Atchafalaya River from the loading arm drain line at Dock #5.

Followup: No

Notes: The loading arm drain line was flushed with water then the loading arm drain line was isolated and free of any oil or water.
Slop Oil: 0.5 pounds