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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

Releases of Diesel Fuel

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

A Dock
Cause: drip pan was overfilled and dripped into Calcasiue River

Followup: No

Notes: Operator failed to properly monitor flow to the sump.
4.0 gallons

Tank 29
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: Immediate SPCC actions were taken to remove product from the tank and remediate the released product. Tank emptied in preparation for inspection and repairs. Incident occurred at 23:00 on 10/10/2007 - clean up is ongoing. Report to DEQ included with CITGO letter also lists emission as 116,190 lb
see notes

Cause: overflow while filling a gas tank to a barge in the dock

Followup: No

Notes: DEQ report indicates that written letter of notification was not required. Harbor Docking and Towing Co. calls to report diesel spill to DEQ.

storage tank in maintenance area
Cause: Overfilled storage tank in maintenance area with diesel fuel.

Followup: No

Notes: Picked up spilled fuel with vacuum truck
210.0 gallons

flare gas recovery unit
Cause: tie-in line being under construction in new Flare Gas Recovery Unit spilled hydrostatic test water and residual light cat feed from the blinded end of a pipe--initial estimate is 420gal total. Written report states that release was BRQ.

Followup: No

Notes: BRQ. Written report states that calculations determined the release was below reportable quantities. Majority of spill cleared with vacuum truck and absorbent pads. LDEQ conducted on-site visit and report on 2/13/10.
No LDEQ Reported

Cause: On June 6, a mixture of water and diesel was spilled from the drip pan containment by a contractor to the Calcasieu River during maintanance activities on the CITGO Petroleum Corporation LCMC A-Dock creating a sheen.

Followup: No

Notes: The maintenance activity was stopped and SPCC measure were taken to contain the sheen. To prevent reoccurrence, maintenance procedures are under review.
0.1 gallons