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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

Releases of Slop Oil

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

Service line
Cause: unused service line leaked

Followup: No

Notes: A pipeline developed a hole causing the spill. This spill was cleaned with absorbent pads and vacuum trucks. Line was purged with nitrogen.

Area D Tank Farm
Cause: leak from a pump bleeder block valve that was left open

Followup: No

Notes: Pump bleeder block valve was blocked in and the area was flagged off
5.0 gallons

Ballast water line in T36
Cause: leak in a 4-inch metal line that passes through an earthen containment levee

Followup: No

Notes: EXCEEDS RQ. Oily water contained in a diked area. Vacuum truck used to collect oily water. Section of line where loss occurred was clamped. Pipeline has history of issues and has been targeted for replacement. Prior replacement would have prevented incident.
63.0 gallons

API/CPI system sludge sump
Cause: gasoline entered the oily water system and caused an upset after operator fails to use appropriate control device

Followup: No

Notes: LEL alarms lowered to alert Operations sooner of hydrocarbons in the atmosphere. Process and procedures surrounding mgmt of tank water draws and process indicators will be reviewed. Follow-up letter from DEQ states that C-P failed to notify DEQ within 24 hrs of incident and that the tank operator failed to use a control device to block gasoline from entering wastewater system
420.0 gallons

sump for tanks T-120 and T-104
Cause: Outlet drain at the sump for tanks T-120 and T-104 was plugged with solids and overflowed.

Followup: No

Notes: Outlet line is being line moled and the sump is being cleaned.
63.0 gallons

pipe between Tk-65 and Tk-25
Cause: COLD WEATHER. Incident report states, "a 2" slop oil line opened up at a union and spilled about 10 barrels of slop oil." Line failure was caused by freezing conditions. Dead leg section of piper ruptured adn released heavy oil between tanks of T-65 and T-24.

Followup: No

Notes: RQ. The amount of slop oil released was above reportable quantities. According to the incident report, "ES&H performed cleanup and remediation. The piping is blocked in and repairs are underway to put the piping back together. All oil was recovered during cleanup."
420.0 gallons