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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

Releases of Diesel Fuel

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

Cause: Loading arm failed while loading diesel onto dock

Followup: No

Notes: Loading was shut down and loading arm secured. Procedure to test loading arm pressure has been reinstated.

No.1 Dock
Cause: -In the process of loading diesel at Dock No.1, a flange on the barge began to leak.

Followup: No

Notes: Absorbent pads. Clean Harbor called to complete clean up. In future, wrap flange with absorbent material to allow detection of a leak before a spill occurs. 1 pint release
No Information Provi

Load Arm at No 3 Dock
Cause: -Operators were unhooking loading arm off of a barge when a small spray of diesel came out of the flange. A few drops of this diesel went into the water and cause a small sheen.

Followup: No

Notes: Operators thru absorbent pads in the water and had Coastal Gulf come to help with the clean up.

Talens Marine Barge TM-5
Cause: -while being loaded barge was overfilled

Followup: No

Notes: in the process of removing a line from barge the tank was overfilled. Spill was cleaned up with abosorbent pads and booms
4,200.0 gallons

Cause: -while being loaded barge was overfilled

Followup: No

Notes: Diesel was cleaned up by Conoco personnel
20.0 gallons

Area D Dock 2B
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: During loading, Barge TTT-101 developed a leak. Cleanup performed by enviro co. ES &
84.0 gallons

Dock 1 - light oil manifold
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: Booms and pads deployed to capture the Oil. Drops released during annual pressure test designed to expose flaws and weaknesses in lines and joints.

T-36 tank spillback line
Cause: The T-36 tank's spillback line was leaking in the dike wall.

Followup: No

Notes: Secured pipeline and ES&H performed cleanup operation with pads and vacuum truck. Line was taken out of service for repair/replacement and spillback rerouted.
84.0 gallons

#1 Fuel Dock Line and T-308 sump
Cause: Heavy rain caused residual oil entrained in the soil from a leak in #1 Fuel Oil Dock Line to cause sheen released from Outfall 006. Additionally, T-308 sump overflowed with diesel onsite in Area D.

Followup: No

Notes: NOTE: The originally submitted document on Match 21, 2009 had the wrong HAZMAT number. This was later corrected by a follow-up letter on March 26, 2009. However, the LDEQ number was not corrected. The sheen and the oil were cleaned up using absorbent booms, pads, and vacuum trucks.
84.0 gallons

Cause: A seal on pump P-808 in Area A ruptured spilling oil into secondary containment.

Followup: No

Notes: The pump was switched and P-808 was blocked in and secured. After the pump was isolated, floor sweep was spread, and a cleanup crew was called out to clean up the oil.
84.0 gallons

unspecified pipeline
Cause: Pipeline developed leak inside the refinery, some of diesel released got into Bayou Verdine and created a sheen adjacent to Outfall 004.

Followup: No

Notes: Absorbent materials and booms used to clean up. LDEQ report only. No refinery letter.
168.0 gallons

diesel line near tank 378
Cause: Leak in diesel line near Tank 378 resulted diesel fuel being released.

Followup: No

Notes: Release was inside diked wall area--picked up with vacuum truck & absorbent materials. LDEQ Verbal report only. No refinery letter.
42.0 gallons

inside dike wall T-398
Cause: "Pinhole leak" in diesel pipeline inside dike wall.

Followup: No

Notes: RQ. Line depressurized & permanently clamped off, area cleaned up.
63.0 gallons

piping near Tk-342
Cause: According to the refinery letter, the release occurred when a pipe near T-342 began leaking due to corrosion issues.

Followup: No

Notes: RQ: The oil was cleaned using vacuum trucks and the diesel was returned to the system to be processed. A clamp was installed on the pipe to protect from further leakage.
64.0 gallons

engine room of tug boat M/V Kentucky
Cause: A company-owned tug boat, the M/V Kentucky, was moored onsite, shifted and listed during extreme low tide, and thus flooded the engine room causing the spill.

Followup: Yes

Notes: LDEQ-SPOC was notified of oil sheen on the Calcasieu River near Phillips 66 Dock 3 at 7:57am on 11/25/12. They initiated investigation with immediate reponse by site visit and determined that the source of the sheen was not Phillips 66, but rather was from nearby Mike Hooks, Inc. (dredging company) diesel spill that had earlier been reported to LDEQ to have occurred at 6:13 pm on 11/23/12 (incident # 144913). Cleanup and recovery of the diesel was initiated shortly after the spill occurred and was near completion at the time of the site visit on 11/25/12. Containment booms and skimmers were deployed. The diesel cleanup/recovery was performed by a contracted third party, ES&H. The USCG was onsite and was supervising cleanup and recovery. The company initially reported approximately 15 gallons diesel spilled. During the site visit and from the follow-up notifications the final quantity spilled was determined to be approx. 768 gallons diesel fuel.
768.0 gallons
No LDEQ Reported

Dock 1
Cause: A temporary diesel powered firewater pump was set up for pump test at docks on north side of Dock 1. During the heat of day, the Diesel pump fuel tank expanded and leaked from the filler neck into water.

Followup: No

Notes: Absorbant pads were throm into the water to catch sheen. The temporary fire water pump was moved away from the water. ES&H was called out to clean sheen. Planned preventative actions include communicate cause of release and discuss leaving adequate vapor spaces in fuel tanks with the fuel tank driver. Ensure policies are followed to meet secondary containment requirements. Leak of diesel powered pump's fuel tank was into Calcasieu River.
0.3 gallons

Fuel tank in Area D T-100
Cause: A diesel fuel tank shifted while being moved with a containment berm with a fork lift. Both the fuel tank and containment berm slid off the fork lift tipping the tank to the side in the berm and 75 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled from the fill nozzle on the fuel tank.

Followup: No

Notes: Oil soak pads were used. ES&H cleaned the diesel and contaminated soil. To prevent future occurrences, a mobile tank will be used. Bioremediation specialist and Environmental Sciences were called within company.
75.0 gallons

Common line between T-340 and T-342
Cause: Refinery personnel discovered a leak in piping connected to Tank-340 in the Area D Tank Farm which contained finished diesel. Internal corrosion led to a hole in the piping.

Followup: No

Notes: After the discovery, the leak was depressured, isolated, and clamped. Remediation was done immediately. Diesel was recovered and contaminate soil was removed. The leaking section of pipe was blinded and then removed.
84.0 gallons