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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

Releases of Crude Oil

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

Visible sheen
Cause: STORMS-heavy rains caused outfall 002 to flow

Followup: No

Notes: Report stated that a small amount of crude had been released and caused a sheen on the water. The sheen was going through Outfall #2 and booms were placed in water. Pumped water to fire pond. Installed sausage type absorbent booms

Pig trap
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: Report states that closure hatch on pig trap failed
6.0 gallons

Area C - 2 Vac Unit
Cause: start up of the 2 vac Unit X-20102 / 201

Followup: No

Notes: Report states that 2 to 3 barrels were lost. Also states that 20 to 30 gallons entered water - why the discrepancy? REMEDIAL ACTION: booms and floor dry were deployed by Operations personnel. Mechanical support and Vac truck called to remedy the situation
126.0 gallons

T-84 tank dike wall
Cause: pinhole leak in a transfer line

Followup: No

Notes: No information given about remedial actions
2.0 gallons
No LDEQ Reported

#2 Crude unit
Cause: A piece of tubing ruptured in the #2 crude unit.

Followup: No

Notes: oil was cleaned up.

Cause: A line inside the T-37 dike wall failed and released approximately 10 gallons of reduced crude.

Followup: No

Notes: No information Given
10.0 gallons

T-74 Oily Sewer Sump
Cause: Refinery unauthorized discharge notification report states that the T-74 oily sewer pump level indicator appears to have failed to start the pumps operating. Overflow of crude oil into a railroad ditch occurred.

Followup: No

Notes: The oil was cleaned up using vacuum trucks, absorbent booms, and pads. The frequency of operator rounds has been increased. Refinery letter states that no off-site impact occurred and that impact to the sides of railroad ditch were "almost nonexistent."
17,220.0 gallons

Cause: A pressure change caused oil to leak from a line in Tank-347. 35 gallons of crude oil was released.

Followup: No

Notes: Spill response personnel conducted clean-up. The tank is out of service while the floor of the tank is repaired.
35.0 gallons

Abandoned P66 pipeline
Cause: On October 10, a leak was discovered on an abandoned P66 pipeline, which was actually abandoned in the 1970s. It was determined that the leak was caused by external corrosion.

Followup: No

Notes: Leak was identified on abandoned 20" Phillips 66 pipeline that ran in the same ROW area at 04:30 on 10/25/2013. Clamp was installed on that pipe to stop leak at 10:00 the same day. All contaminated soil has been excavated and stored in a covered roll-off box. Samples were taken and analyzed for TPH 1005 & 1006, BTEX, GRO, and DRO. A vacuum truck was used to pump out the abandoned pipeline in order to expose the other capped end of the abandoned pipeline, and then secured both ends. The excavations will be backfilled with clean imported fill. Impacted soils will be properly disposed. To prevent recurrence, the pipeline was completely purged and capped.
149.5 gallons