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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

Releases of Oil

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

Hose From Vacuum Truck
Cause: -workers disconnected a hose from a vacuum truck and did not put the plug in the hose. Hose discharged 84 lbs of light oil onto a grave/dirt road.

Followup: No Information Provided

Notes: Refinery immediately took care of the spill by placing it in a dumpster (roll off box).
84.0 gallons

Outfall 030
Cause: STORMS-incident occurred due to rain storms on the previous evening; oily storm water discharged onto Bayou Verdine from Outfall 030.


Notes: Investigation is in progress to determine the root cause of the incident, and to make recommendation on ways to prevent future occurrences.
1.0 gallons

No. 1 Dock.
Cause: No information Given

Followup: No Information Provided

Notes: Although oild did get on the pipes into he area, no oil was discovered in the water. HazMat was notified for a 2nd time, and the event was reported as no incident, the notification was made as a courtesy only.

West Manifold Sump System
Cause: STORMS- overflow due to heavy rains

Followup: No

Notes: A written letter will follow up giving amount released.

#3 Dock
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Visible sheen on ConocoPhillips #3 Dock, Conoco cleaned up sheen although the facility was not the source of the she

20 underground suction line
Cause: OTHER-equipment grading the road struck the underground line

Followup: No

Notes: The leak in 20 line will be replac
1,722.0 gallons

Tank Farm
Cause: Hurricane Ike storm surge causes rain water to displace oil from Tank 308 oily water sump.

Followup: No

Notes: Hydrochem is remediating area. Oil was spilled on site after storm surge topped dike wall.
210.0 gallons

Area D Dock 3
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: Light Oil discovered flowing into C-P area. ES&H used containment booms. From unknown source adjacent to C-P property.

Outfall 002 to Fabacher Ditch; Outfall 003; Outfall 004
Cause: heavy rain overwhelms emergency overflow pond.

Followup: No

Notes: Oily sewer throughout refinery backed up into process units. Oily pockets of runoff slide into ditch. Booms deployed to recover Oil. Marine Spill Response Corporation vessels dispatched as precautionary measure
84.0 gallons

Area D Dock 2B East
Cause: spill was caused by Hard's Marine Service tankerman on barge

Followup: No

Notes: Letter states that header pipe on Barge MMI-304 ruptured when loading was commenced. Not clear what connection exists b/w tankerman and ruptured pipe. Operators shut down the loading pump and emergency shutdown valve was closed.
No LDEQ Reported

outfall 034
Cause: Visible sheen from outfall 034 reported

Followup: No

Notes: oil was cleaned up

frac tanks
Cause: While operator was transferring oily material from T-120 to frac Tanks, it appears that the tanks were inadvertently overfilled which resulted in both frac tanks to spill approximately 1 bbl into the secondary containment area around and under the frac tanks.

Followup: No

Notes: material was cleaned up.
42.0 gallons
No LDEQ Reported

A plastic bag
Cause: A visible sheen was reported on the water, source was a quart sized plastic bag in the water.

Followup: No

Notes: Bag was picked up and the sheen was cleaned up.
0.3 gallons
No LDEQ Reported

outfall 034
Cause: A heavy rainfall event overflowed an oil sump into outfall 034.

Followup: No

Notes: Oil was cleaned up
1.0 gallons
No LDEQ Reported

Cause: A visible sheen was reported from outfall 004. No source has been identified.

Followup: No

Notes: oil was cleaned up by contractor
No LDEQ Reported

A bucket
Cause: A bucket containing five gallons of gasoline was found on mike cook road. The source of the bucket is unknown. Approximately 2 gallons were spilled.

Followup: No

Notes: bucket was picked up and oil cleaned up.
2.0 gallons

Outfall 002
Cause: Heavy rains caused storm water to overflow into the bayou. The containment boom for 002 was impaired and did not retain all the flushed material. Oil was released into the water allowing for a sheen into Bayou Verdine.

Followup: No

Notes: Material was cleaned off Bayou Verdine. Projects were put in place to clean the triangle pond and eliminate Sabine sand from entering the pond.
5.0 gallons