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Shell Chemical East (26336), Norco

Releases of Methane

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
152570

2013-11-24
level control valve
level control valve in the de-methanizer system
Cause: On November 24, 2013, Shell Chemical's OL-5 operations discovered a packing leak on a level control valve in the de-methanizer system of the OL-5 Process Unit.

Followup: No

Notes: Operations took immediate action to mitigate the leak and have repairs made to the valve.