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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

Releases of Gas Oil

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

No Information Provided
Tank 84 (T-84)
Cause: STORMS-leak in the flange that formed due to hurricane Rita.

Followup: No

Notes: No Information Provided
No Information Provi

Tank T-1105
Cause: the level indicator malfunctioned

Followup: No

Notes: Vacuum truck sent to clean up area
1,386.0 gallons

Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: As spill was cleaned up, tank was deinventoried to prevent further spillin

Flange at East Manifold in Area A
Cause: Overpressure of dock line caused leak

Followup: No

Notes: No information given
5.0 gallons

No. 8 HDS Separator Piping
Cause: -weld on line failed, developed le

Followup: No

Notes: Unit depressurized while weld repaired. Spool piece installed and unit returned to normal operation the next day
630.0 gallons

Cause: Pump Failed to start and sump overfilled. Pump failure was caused by failure of level switch on T-74 sump pumps.

Followup: No

Notes: Pumps were started manually, and the spill was cleaned up
100.0 gallons

No Information Given
Cause: Faulty pipe line-up using demo line while preparing to transfer product into a process unit, resulting in a spill out of a valve. State Police report states that an estimated 1 gallon of gas oil went into water. Visible sheen on Bayou Verdine, approximately 10 x 10 feet. Refinery letter states that sheen might have been from a faulty line or related to an earlier sheen on 7/28/10; source not confirmed and sheen was gone when environmental personnel & Coast Guard inspected the site.

Followup: No

Notes: State Police [SPOC] report states that boom was placed in water on 7/30/10. No report available for incident referenced on 7/28/10.
1.0 gallons

pipe in heater process area
Cause: Gas oil released when mechanics removed a pipe elbow on a pipe that had been capped.

Followup: No

Notes: RQ. Spill was in the refinery on a concrete floor, cleaned up with vacuum truck and floor dry granules. LDEQ report only, which states "...informed [refinery] that notification of unauthorized discharge was required." No refinery notification letter.
63.0 gallons

Transfer line at the Area D #2 Dock
Cause: An insulated pipeline at the marine dock area started leaking and released gas oil to the land and water during a transfer from a barge. Area D #2 Dock. 35 Gallons were releasedfrom the gas oil transfer line. at the Clooney Loop connecting to the Calcasieu ship canal.

Followup: No

Notes: The transfer was stopped and the line was isolated when the leak was discovered. The area was boomed off by ES&H personnel and the gas oil was cleaned up. Insulation will be removed to determine the location of the leak so repairs can be made.
35.0 gallons