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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

Releases of Natural Gas

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

FLARE: F107 drum to B1104 flare
Cause: "...Citgo was starting up the crude vacuum unit [1] when the F107 drum pressured up and went to the B1104 flare at the refinery. An unknown amount of natural gas and hydrogen sulfide was released in the incident." FLARE.

Followup: No

Notes: BRQ. Refinery letter states that no reportable quantities were exceeded. No Information given.

B-12 flare
Cause: Pilot flame went out at Unicracker resulting in release of natural gas from B-12 flare. SPOC report lists source as B-11 flare, while refinery letter lists source as B-12 flare.

Followup: No

Notes: No info given

FLARE: B-12 Flare
Cause: Refinery letter states that the B-12 Flare pilot flame went out. Gas was routed to a flare gas recovery system, so no gas was combusted during the incident.

Followup: No

Notes: BRQ. Gas was routed to a flare gas recovery system. Pilot flame was re-lit. Refinery letter and SPOC report only. No LDEQ report.