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|LDEQ Accident Number
|Point Source(s)||Notes||Amount of Release|
|OMA Tank 9||Cause: see notes|
Notes: leak in the west part of the OMA tank
|K-18 Storage Area||Cause: vacuum box leak|
Notes: Binders and gaskets on vacuum boxes were repaired
|A boat||Cause: As a boat was refueling at the boat dock, a cable holding the boat in place failed, and a small amount of gasoline spilled.|
Notes: fueling was stopped, boom was deployed around the dock.
|K18 oil movement area||Cause: "a 16" gasoline pipeline developed a leak due to corrosion near a pipe support." states LDEQ. The line was in the K18 oil movement area in the refinery. Below reportable quantities|
Notes: BRQ. Refinery letter states that the incident did not exceed any reportable quantities. LDEQ report states that "the line was isolated and water was injected into the line to float the gasoline off of the bottom. A vacuum truck removed the gasoline and water and the soil was excavated and disposed of properly." Second pipe leak in a little over a month due to corrosion, see incident # 123233 for reference.
|Tank 81||Cause: On August 6, 2012, Citgo Petroleum reported an incident at their Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex. During routines rounds by an operator, Tank 81 (in the oil movement area) was discovered to be leaking gasoline from the top of the tank. According to Lee Liebendorfer with the company's Environmental Group, approximately 2 barrels of gasoline had leaked while putting a line in service. Nitrogen had been trapped in the tank and had escaped the floating roof tank causing the spill. LDEQ verbal report states that nitrogen gas had been trapped in the tank and escaped the floating roof tank causing the spill.|
Notes: A vacuum truck pulled from the room drain and clean up the spill. The refinery reported the amount of gasoline leaked was below reportable quanity, but the amount that was leaked was 2 barrels of gasoline. The 2 barrels was converted to 84 gallons. Verbal report states that nitrogen gas had been trapped in the tank and had escaped the floating roof tank causing the spill, but refinery does not mention nitrogen gas at all in their written notification. Initial report states the material did go offsite.