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Shell Facility (3462), St. Rose

Releases of Oil

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
No LDEQ Reported

2005-09-25
Tanks TK-8552 & TK -8553
Cause: Heavy rainfall from Hurricane Rita caused external floating roof of a tank to allow oil to overflow and be released from a tank drain valve into an earthen dike. Caused by an unexpected failure of a level control valve.

Followup: Yes

Notes: All information was taken from the 09/26/2005 DEQ Verbal Report. There was a preliminary written follow-up report on 09/29/2005 of a release of oil to land with no additional information. Data gathering, incident investigation & clean-up still ongoing with a final report to be issued after that is complete.
210.0 gallons
No LDEQ Reported

2005-08-29
BOGS CWT
Bypass Outfall 006
Cooling tower unit flare
GO-1 Elevated Flare/ OL 5 Elevated Flare
HCU Flare
No Information Given
Tank 463
Tank F 444
Tank F 466
Temporary Equipment - frac tanks, small internal combustion engines
Cause: Cooling tower unit is starting up much more slowly than usual due to extensie damage. Significant damage to all shrounds, fan, packing and sides. Normal unit startup falring may be extended over a longer time

Followup: Yes

Notes: This report follows the shut down due to Hurricane Katrina. They are just providing regular updates with a final follow-up report to follow after start-up activities are completed. Shell asserts this events meets the qualifications for an Upset Provision
No LDEQ Reported

2005-08-29
BOGS CWT
Bypass Outfall 006
Cooling tower unit flare
GO-1 Elevated Flare/ OL 5 Elevated Flare
HCU Flare
No Information Given
Tank 463
Tank F 444
Tank F 466
Temporary Equipment - frac tanks, small internal combustion engines
Cause: Cooling tower unit is starting up much more slowly than usual due to extensie damage. Significant damage to all shrounds, fan, packing and sides. Normal unit startup falring may be extended over a longer time

Followup: Yes

Notes: This report follows the shut down due to Hurricane Katrina. They are just providing regular updates with a final follow-up report to follow after start-up activities are completed. Shell asserts this events meets the qualifications for an Upset Provision
No LDEQ Reported

2005-08-29
BOGS CWT
Bypass Outfall 006
Cooling tower unit flare
GO-1 Elevated Flare/ OL 5 Elevated Flare
HCU Flare
No Information Given
Tank 463
Tank F 444
Tank F 466
Temporary Equipment - frac tanks, small internal combustion engines
Cause: Cooling tower unit is starting up much more slowly than usual due to extensie damage. Significant damage to all shrounds, fan, packing and sides. Normal unit startup falring may be extended over a longer time

Followup: Yes

Notes: This report follows the shut down due to Hurricane Katrina. They are just providing regular updates with a final follow-up report to follow after start-up activities are completed. Shell asserts this events meets the qualifications for an Upset Provision
81720, 81957, 83713

2005-08-28
7-84 (OL-5 Ground Falre, FG-101); 6-84 (OL-5 Elevated Flare, FE-101); 1-90 (GO-1 Elevated Flare, FE602); 3-84 (Utilities East Flare, FE 501)
Cause: Due to shutdown and damages associated with Hurricane Katrina

Followup:

Notes: The most significnt point source emissions were from the Elevated flare. The report does not include emissions from tanks, HCU Flare, Emergency Bypass Outfall and other equipment that was previously reported.
4,452.0 gallons