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Marathon Ashland Petroleum (3165), Garyville

Releases of

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
107688

2008-08-01
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North Flare (EQT162 / EIQ 83-70)
Cause: FCCU shutdown due to an unknown failure in the unit's Wet Gas Compressor.

Followup: No

Notes: Motor associated with the WGC was replaced.
103973

2008-03-14
North Flare (EQT162 / EIQ 83-70)
Cause: Shell off-gas compressors had to be shut down for emergency maintenance resulting in a buildup of sweet refinery fuel gas which had to be flared.

Followup: No

Notes: Marathon also flared non-olefinic fuel gas to minimize flaring.
119.5 pounds
103973

2008-03-14
North Flare (EQT162 / EIQ 83-70)
Cause: Shell off-gas compressors had to be shut down for emergency maintenance resulting in a buildup of sweet refinery fuel gas which had to be flared.

Followup: No

Notes: Marathon also flared non-olefinic fuel gas to minimize flaring.
20.5 pounds
103973

2008-03-14
North Flare (EQT162 / EIQ 83-70)
Cause: Shell off-gas compressors had to be shut down for emergency maintenance resulting in a buildup of sweet refinery fuel gas which had to be flared.

Followup: No

Notes: Marathon also flared non-olefinic fuel gas to minimize flaring.
46.5 pounds
103950A

2008-03-14
)
North Flare (EQT162 / EIQ 83-70)
Cause: A drain valve plugged causing the Fractionator in the Coker Unit to overpressure. This caused the Unit's compressor suction drum to relieve to the North Flare

Followup: No

Notes: Operations manually closed the first-stage spillback on the compressor which limited the flaring event.
128864

2011-01-25

FLARE: Unit 59 North Flare (EQT #0162 EIQ #81-74)
Cause: Refinery letter states that pressure on main fractionator unexpectedly increased, and pressure control valve to the flare opened to decrease the pressure. Sulfur dioxide was released to the air. Refinery letter states that "all aspects of this incident/upset are currently under investigation." FLARE.

Followup: No

Notes: BRQ. No Information Given. Refinery letter states that "all aspects of this incident/upset are currently under investigation."