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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

Releases of Light Cycle Gas Oil

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

VPS 2 Unit
Cause: Fire orginated during start up of VPS 2 Unit. Fire originated on piping insulation that was soaked with Light Cycle Gas Oi

Followup: No

Notes: Fire was immediately extinguished.
1.0 gallons

No information given
Cause: a flange began leaking on a pipeline internal to the plant

Followup: No

Notes: Letters states the release was BRQ

Flange: H-Oil Unit
Cause: LDEQ states that a leak at a flange occurred, causing a hydrogen and light cycle oil cloud to develop while bringing the unit up.

Followup: No

Notes: BRQ. Refinery letter states that "detailed calculations performed...and that no RQ exceedence" occurred." Temperature and pressure were reduced so that the flange could be bolted, and the leak could be stopped.

pipe flange
Cause: On November 10, 2013, a Light Cycle Gas Oil (LCGO) release which occurred at the facility from a pipe flange in Motiva's West Tank Farm. The incident was initially reported as a potential exceedance of the 1 barrel Reportable Quantity for oil. However, after further calculation, the total amount released during this incident was determined to be below the 1 barrel RQ.

Followup: No