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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

Releases of Compressed Flammable Liquid

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

Leak-aviation fuel leak
Cause: no information given

Followup: No

Notes: The material flowed out of an aboveground into a sewer located at the facility. The sewer line was blocked off to confine spillage.
5,536.0 pounds

Pipestill #10 tower
Cause: According to the LDEQ incident report, a leak in the Pipestill #10 tower spilt material on to concrete.

Followup: No

Notes: Water spray applied to knock down vapors. Some vaporized from the tower to air. Benzene and xylene were involved and initially reported as above reportable quantity. Exxon flared material for 29 minutes from the tower to isolate and make needed repairs.


Cause: Pinhole leak from a tower is causing a release.

Followup: No

Notes: Tower was shut in for turn around but it still had pressure. At time, they would not be able to relieve pressure from the tower.

pipe fitting
Cause: There was a pin hole leak in a pipe fitting leaking a flammable liquid.

Followup: No

Notes: The pipe is in an area that requires special equipment to reach, requiring having to get someone to come out and make the repairs. Flammable liquid that was leaked is described as power forming feed.