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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

Releases of Crude Oil

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

Cause: There was a vent valve open in the pipe rack. Oil fell on some heat tracing causing the oil to ignite

Followup: No

Notes: Closed valve; clean up soild and made sure other vent drain valves are plugges
84.0 gallons

transfer hose
Cause: Transfer hose ruptured, crude oil got into facility's outfall (drainage canal). RELEASE: OFF-SITE.

Followup: No

Notes: Boom placed at facility's property line, crude oil skimmed from top of water, confirmatory samples taken. Verbal/DEQ Report only; includes photos. No Refinery letter.
420.0 gallons

Bleeder Valve
Cause: LDEQ states that a bleeder valve was left open, causing a flange leak near tank 50.

Followup: No

Notes: Vacuum trucks removed the onsite floating crude oil. RPR was onsite to excavate the soil. Contaminated soil was hauled to an onsite concrete slab until testing can be done. Soil was then hauled to Woolworth Landfill. Dike wall drain was closed, so the oil remained in the area. PHOTOS included in report. LDEQ report and FIF only. No refinery letter.
210.0 gallons

barrels at the rail car unloading station
Cause: A tank at the rail car unloading station was pressurized and the hatch was not secure. 2 barrels of yellow crude oil was released.

Followup: No

Notes: The crude oil and impacted rock were removed. The impacted rock was placed in a container to be disposed with other waste. It was determined that the crude oil did not leave the site and did not impact any water source. There are photos attached to the file. There is no Incident Report or SPOC report attached to the file. The refinery letter included is not the correct letter.
84.0 gallons

Tank Farm
Cause: Overfill of Tank 82 during line up cause release of heavy wax crude oil into surrounding dike area.

Followup: No

Notes: Isolated tank and secured area. Planned clean up of free product and soil in the dike area.
33,600.0 gallons

Waste Water Treatment
Cause: Rupture in hose connection near skim pump. Spill of approximately 2 barrels of slop oil at the grit separator when a hose ruptured on the temp diesel skim oil pump. On September 6, 2013, a site inspection was conducted. The oil sprayed approximately 30 yards of soil near waste water treatment system.

Followup: No

Notes: Shutdown pump to prevent further leakage. The hose had been replaced and the affected soil excavated at the time of inspection. The contaminated soil is to be profiled and properly disposed of.
84.0 gallons

Tank Farm
Cause: On August 29, 2013, there was a release of crude oil at the rail car unloading facility. The spill was approximately 5 barrels of crude oil.

Followup: No

Notes: Shut down unloading operations and valve off. Affected area excavated. Soil to be properly disposed of.
210.0 gallons

crude distillation unit
Cause: On May 20th, Calumet Lubricants Shreveport Refinery self reported a seal fire from a crude oil leak. At approximately 0830 hours a charge pump seal was to the crude distillation unit reported to have started leaking and caught on fire. On May 29th, LDEQ spoke with Calumet's environmental engineer - he advised that the charge pump to the crude distillation unit developed a small leak, which caught on fire. The material was contained on the containment pad around the pump and was determined to be Below Reportable Quantity.

Followup: No

Notes: Material was contained on the containment pad around the pump. The seal was replaced and the unit was returned to service. Less than 1 gallon of oil discharged to containment pad around pump.

Tank Farm
Cause: Operator opened the dome lid while belly valve was open on rail car, causing the spill of about 2 barrels (84 US gallons) of Utah Yellow Crude Oil onto the ground. The duration of the spill lasted for approximately 4.25 hours between 3:00AM and 7:15AM.

Followup: No

Notes: The belly valve was closed to prevent any further loss.
84.0 gallons

#4 crude charge line on Tank 98
Cause: A spill of approximately 6300 gallons of crude oil near Tank 98 due to pipe failure on crude charge line. Spill was caused by a pinhole leak on the #4 6-inch line. Spill was contained inside dike wall area of tank.

Followup: No

Notes: Material was isolated to stop leak then free product was vacuumed up and soil removed. Waste soil to be disposed under manifest to appropriate landfill. Soil samples were collected after clean-up. According to the results, Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Organic (TPH-O) was found to range from 353 mg/kg to 1431 mg/kg and Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Diesel (TPH-D) ranged from 245 mg/kg to 1485 mg/kg. Site will be forwarded to Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's (LDEQs) remediation division due to elevated levels of TPH-D.
6,300.0 gallons