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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

Releases of Natural Gas

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

VPS-1 Unit
Cause: a compressor undergoing shutdown began leaking lube oil and caught fi

Followup: No

Notes: FIRE. Level 1 Fire ignites but is contained on site. Letter states that all combusted materials were BRQ.

FLARE: Unspecified flare
Cause: There was a power interruption of two SRUs (#3 &4) causing a release of acid gas into the tail gas treating units and recovery unit which flared. Opacity limit in SRU #4 was exceeded for the permit. SO2 and H2S RQ were surpassed by lbs/hr on Refinery flare #3.

Followup: No

Notes: Air monitoring in the area detected no acid gas during the start up of the unit and values below action levels near the incinerator. All acid gas was out of the recovery system. The file is missing the incident report from the refinery.