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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

Releases of FCCU Feed

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

West Tank Farm
Cause: PUL Operations stopped a transfer of FCCU Feed from tank 20D-10 via pump 21G-48 and noticed a hydrocarbon odor in the are during the process. FCCU Feed was discovered by PUL Operations within tank 20D-10's dike area. The release source was identified as a pump flushing station for pump 21G-48. Cause of release was an open high-point vent valve with a removed cap on the discharge of a product pump. Release source id'd as a pump flushing station for pump 21G-48

Followup: Yes

Notes: 85 bbls was released to soil. A "Learning from Incident" was written and shared to refinery personnel. A focus team was formed to discuss a system to assure caps and plugs are in place and evaluate options to reduce missing caps and plugs.
26,500.0 pounds