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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

Releases of Reformate

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
98497

2007-08-08
Tank 85
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: Leak discovered @ Reformate Tank 85 coming from 2 small holes immediately above the wind stiffener ring at the 36.5 foot level; Verbal report indicates failure of gauging system contributed to late detection of leak. REMEDIAL ACTION: A new safe operating fill height has been established below prior level. Tank 85 will be replaced. High level alarm has been lowered to prevent recurrence.
920.0 pounds
152862

2013-12-15

Oil movement B reformate line
Cause: A release of reformate and benzene to the soil due to a leak on a blend line. The line was 14 diameter and was being excavated to locate the leak location.

Followup: No

Notes: The leak was excavated and contaminated soils removed for disposal
152862

2013-12-15

Oil movement B reformate line
Cause: A release of reformate and benzene to the soil due to a leak on a blend line. The line was 14 diameter and was being excavated to locate the leak location.

Followup: No

Notes: The leak was excavated and contaminated soils removed for disposal
158525

2014-09-04
Transfer Line
Cause: During maintenance activities of a transfer line, Reformate was spilled to the ground outside of containment. The transfer line was being drained from a line break at a flange. When the line break at the flange was made, a rapid release of Reformate overcame the secondary containment. No off site impacts due to this spill. Reformate is a mixture >/= 80% Naphtha, 10%-<35% Toluene, <1% Benzene

Followup: Yes

Notes: The transfer line flange was re-bolted to stop the release. Pressure gauges were installed on the transfer line to prevent a rapid release of Reformate while daining the line during the maintenance activity.
273.0 gallons