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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

Releases in 2005

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source/Release CauseNotes
84791

2005-12-23
Point Source(s):
B-7 Flare
B-Topper Unit

Pollutant(s):
Naphtha - 2,072
Benzene - 15
Xylene - 304
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Piping leak at the B-Topper Unit. Due to the temperature of the naphtha steam and the elevation of the line relative to the ground, the leaking material evaporated and did not reach the ground.
Original letter states that the phone call to report this incident occurred on December 24, 2005, while the follow up letter states the incident occurred on December 23, 2005 at 23:45 hours. Claims all pollutants were released as liquids but vaporized before reaching the ground. Heavy naphtha release was below reportable quantities. The pumparound piping from which the leak was coming was shutdown and isolated for repair when the Unit was shutdown. A Failure Analysis was scheduled for this incident. Second attached letter states that upon re-start up of the B-Unit Topper on December 29, H2S and SO2 were possibly released but below reportable quantities
84711

2005-12-20
Point Source(s):
Sulfuric Acid Plant

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

Possible release of H2S and SO2 during a routine startup of the Sulfuric Acid Plant.
Claims emission was below RQ.
84652

2005-12-17
Point Source(s):
B-11 FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 35,600 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - 0
Carbon Dioxide - 0
Cause of Problem: Equipment Design

Result of a shutdown of the JC-201 Compressor at the Coker II Unit. Root cause was due to an incorrect engineering design flaw in Transformer 444-S49-TRI-A protective relaying scheme. Transformer had been taken out of service to repair a secondary busing oil leak, and during re-energizing of the transformer the malfunction caused a power outage, causing shutdown on several critical pumparound pumps; the resulting loss of heat removal caused the overheated drum F-210 to fill with liquid.
Caused the 4.16kV tie breaker to open when the differential relay operated. A significant contributing cause of the additional flaring after power was restored was the plugging of the case drains on JC 210 compressor. Engineering calculations states that they expected SO2 released to be slightly lower than their original report, under the NRS Consent Decree, and then stating that they calculated 35,458 lbs were released. No information given on amounts of H2S or CO2 released (does not say specifically BRQ, but only SO2 was listed as exceeded permit levels).
84111

2005-11-27
Point Source(s):
Alkylation Unit

Pollutant(s):
Butane - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Pinhole leak on 8" pipe at Alkylation Unit.
Claims emission was below RQ
84090

2005-11-27
Point Source(s):
B-6 FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Gas - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Pilot outage of the B-6 Flare.
Claims emission was below RQ
No LDEQ Number Available

2005-11-20
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Claims emission was below RQ
83969

2005-11-18
Point Source(s):
C-FCC Unit

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Carbon Dioxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Release from the C-FCCU; a relief valve lifted, releasing CAT gas, causing H2S and CO2 to be sent to the flare. Related to incidents that occurred as a result of shutdown/startup associated with Hurricane Rita.
Claims emission was below RQ. The relief valve was blocked, ending the incident on the day of occurrence. Related to incident number 82492.
83843

2005-11-12
Point Source(s):
Alkylation Unit

Pollutant(s):
Butane - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Leak in line of butane at the Alkylation Unit.
Claims emission was below RQ. Repairs planned and made.
83653

2005-11-03
Point Source(s):
B-11 flare

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

Release coming from a B-11 on-site flare, routine shutdown of the Unicrackert Unit
Claims emission was below RQ. Handwritten note states 'Update to rits05-3566 T82492'. No official time of when release was stopped, but LDEQ notes that the incident was 'secured' on November 7 at 10:00 AM when the system returned on line.
83061

2005-10-12
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Trash fire on a barge at Dock A that lasted approximately 15 minutes. A contractor was cutting a bolt due to hurrican damage approx. 4 hours before fire was reported. The area was drenched with water after work was completed but a small wood fire still occurred.
CITGO's in-house fire department put out the fire. NFA required. No injuries reported. Responsible party is listed as Bomac.
82874

2005-10-06
Point Source(s):
FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 0
Hydrogen Sulfide - 0 gallons
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

Plant startup after Hurricane Rita possible release of H2S and SO2.
No information given
82579

2005-09-25
Point Source(s):
Bulkhead at B-Dock
C-Dock

Pollutant(s):
Crude Oil - 1,699 pounds
Hydrocarbon - 0 pounds
Cause of Problem: Weather

Sheen observed (hydrocarbon release) from B-Dock; potentially released when area was inundated of the area during Hurricane Rita. Release of crude oil from C-Dock; during Hurricane Rita a nipple located on a crude oil loading arm was broken off.
Area was boomed off and crude oil material recovered. Offsite impact. Miller Environmental responded for the clean up. Crude oil approximately one foot thick. Tank either ovrflowed or line valve breach. Had small natural gas leak from inlet piping blowing.
82391

2005-09-22
Point Source(s):
FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Hydrocarbon - 0
Cause of Problem: Weather

Flaring of hydrocarbons for shut down for Hurricane Rita.
No information given
82492

2005-09-22
Point Source(s):
A Sulfur recovery Unit; B Sour Water Stripper; Unicracker
A Topper; B Topper; Coker II; C FCCU
B 104 FLARE
B-5 FLARE; B6 FLARE; B7 FLARE
CLAW sewer
Coker I, C Sulfur Recovery Unit; B Sour Water Stripper
E Sulfur Recovery
Multiple Units
Tank 504
Unicracker
Unicracker; C-FCCU
Unicracker; C-FCCU; B-5 FLARE; B6 FLARE; B7 FLARE
Unicracker; D Sulfur Recovery Unit

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 1,161 pounds
Compressed Flammable Gas - 5,323 pounds
Compressed Flammable Gas - 12,759 pounds
Asbestos - 444,070 pounds
Compressed Flammable Gas - 12,758 pounds
Compressed Flammable Gas - 12,758 pounds
Compressed Flammable Gas - 12,758 pounds
Slop Oil - 5,391 pounds
Compressed Flammable Gas - 12,758 pounds
Compressed Flammable Gas - 3,207 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 23,441 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 2,689 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - 714 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 1,007 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 8,710 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 579 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 1,015 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 6,300 pounds
Cause of Problem: Weather

Shut down and start up from Hurrican Rita
Summary of releases over 31 days
82331

2005-09-19
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: Weather

Start up of B Sour Water Stripper.
The start up of B Sour water Stripper will be a part of facility wide start up after Hurricane Rita. The unit was shut down on September 19 to clean the feed/effluent exchanges, however, the unit was not restarted due to facility wide shutdown in preparation for Hurricane Rita. All releases associated with shut down and start up after the hurricane will be calculated under one incident number 05-05764
82254

2005-09-16
Point Source(s):
Alkylation Unit

Pollutant(s):
Butane - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Pinhole leak in the weld of a butane pipeline discovered at the Alkylation Unit.
Claims emission was below RQ. Line was isolated and a water spray from the fire monitors was applied to keep the vapors to a minimum. Air monitoring detected offsite impact.
82249

2005-09-15
Point Source(s):
FA11A seal oil tank

Pollutant(s):
150 Bright Stock Lubricating Oil - 672 gallons
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

FA11A seal oil tank was overfilled by operations personnel. Approximately 3 bbls of refined petroleum solvent was spilled on the ground.
soils were excavated and recovered. Corrective measures are to be determined. Report delayed due to Hurricane Rita. First report states that there was offsite impact (land), while the report letter states there was no offsite impact. Phillips Services was contracted for cleanup for a vacuum truck and absorbent materials.
82213

2005-09-14
Point Source(s):
B-12 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 4,853 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

Routine shutdown of the Unicrackert Unit.
States no offsite impact.
82155

2005-09-13
Point Source(s):
No Information Given

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

First report letter states cause as routine shutdown/startup of the Sulfuric Acid Plant, and that no RQs were exceeded. Second letter for the same incident date claims the release was the result of a small hole found in the shell of the B-502 Reaction Furnace at the D-Sulfur Recovery Unit, and still stating that no RQs were exceeded. Third letter reiterates that it was a routine shutdown, but that RQs may have been exceeded.
Claims emission was below RQ in first two letters. All different dates for times of phone call notification (September 12, 13, and 14) and all assigned different case numbers.
82129

2005-09-12
Point Source(s):
B-502 reaction furnace

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Small hole in shell of B-502 Reaction Furnace at D-Sulfur Recovery Unit.
Claims emission was below RQ, but also unknown rate of release although hole is very small. Will fabricate a pad to weld over leak.
82097

2005-09-11
Point Source(s):
B-5 FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Benzene - BRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Overpressure of the E-402 Depentanizer Tower at B-Reformer unit.
Claims emission was below RQ initially.
81993

2005-09-07
Point Source(s):
GA-49 pump MEK I Unit

Pollutant(s):
Ketones - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

Seal leaked on a ketone pump and flashed causing a fire
Fire was extinguished with foam blanket. No pollutants released.
82000

2005-09-07
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

Start up of Acid Plant, possible release.
Claims emission was below RQ. Delay in reporting because could not get through Hotline earlier. No pollutants released.
81999

2005-09-07
Point Source(s):


Pollutant(s):
Butane - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Lost control of skid due to light end in the feed, emergency shut down of MTB Unit resulting in a smoking flare of mixed butane
Claims emission was below RQ. Offsite impact.
81886

2005-09-01
Point Source(s):
Tank 521

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Gas - 22,151 pounds
Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

Light control valve causing the PSV to actuate from Tank 521.
Investigation indicated potential faulty pressure reading resulted in relief system actuating. Pressure indicator has been recalibrated. An evaluation is being conducted re: location of the pressure indicator and pipe vent system. Delayed report to state police because Hotline circuits were busy.
81826

2005-08-31
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Shut down of JC36 compressor resulting in flaring.
Claims emission was below RQ. Followup letter only. No pollutants reported.
81597

2005-08-23
Point Source(s):
B-12 FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Hydrogen - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Outage of JC-1B recycle Hydrogen Compressor at Unicracker Unit.
Claims emission was below RQ
81543

2005-08-21
Point Source(s):
B-1 FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Gas - 1,334 pounds
Cause of Problem: Weather

Rainstorms caused the pilots of the B1 flare to go out.
Combination of swirling winds and heavy rain with low flow of gas. Has been re-lit by the Safety Department. Initial report states offsite impact, while notification report states no offsite impact. Order made for the Operations to call the Shift Superintendent as soon as the flare goes out; will facilitate the Shift Supervisor's call to the Shift Safety Person on duty to light the flare with the flare gun, which should help reduce the time between flare pilot outage and relighting.
81431

2005-08-17
Point Source(s):
B-7 FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Unexpected shutdown of JC-36 Compressor at the B-Topper Unit.
Claims emission was below RQ
81380

2005-08-16
Point Source(s):
No Information Given

Pollutant(s):
Sulfuric Acid - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Claims emission was below RQ
83710

2005-08-16
Point Source(s):
B-8 FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Gas - 3,172 pounds
Cause of Problem: Weather

heavy rain and high winds blew out the pilot
Combination of swirling winds and heavy rain with low flow of gas. Pilot gas flow rate has been increased. No offsite impact.
81250

2005-08-15
Point Source(s):
FLARE MTBE Unit

Pollutant(s):
Butane/Butylene Mixture - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Flaring at the MTBE Unit
Claims emission was below RQ
81267

2005-08-14
Point Source(s):
K16 pump house

Pollutant(s):
CAT Gasoline - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Leak on dresser coupling in an area called the K-16 pump house.
Claims emission was below RQ. Leak was secured and gasoline cleaned up a small undetermined amount.
81227

2005-08-12
Point Source(s):
No Information Given

Pollutant(s):
C Reformate - 84 gallons
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Leak on dresser coupling which released C Reformate inside a concrete pit.
C Reformate contains benzene. Air monitoring was done near the spill site. Draining the line and closed roads inside the plant, foam applied to contain any vapors and prevent ignition. No offsite impact.
No LDEQ Number Available

2005-08-12
Point Source(s):
D-Dock

Pollutant(s):
Sheen of Unknow Origin - 0 gallons
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Transfer hose from a barge began leaking
Claims emission was below RQ. Based on visual estimates of those present at the time, approximately one cup of material was released on the deck of the barge. Material recovered with an absorbent pad. No evidence it spilled over the deck into the water. The sheen in the water next to the barge did not have the characteristics of the material released on the barge deck.
No LDEQ Number Available

2005-08-12
Point Source(s):
No Information Given

Pollutant(s):
Sheen of Unknow Origin - 0
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Sheen observed near D-Dock of unknown origins.
It was determined sheen was not associated with dock operations. Also noted that dredging operations were being conducted in Calcasieu Ship Channel
81140

2005-08-11
Point Source(s):
Tank 521

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Gas - 1,248 pounds
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

The light ends caused the tank to pressure up to above the set pressures of the control valve
The release was a mix of propane, butane and butylenes. There is a possibility that the PSV relieved prematurely. It has been pulled out of service and sent for testing.
81125

2005-08-11
Point Source(s):
Sulfuric acid Plant

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

Routine start up of Sulfuric Acid Plant.
Claims emission was below RQ
81200

2005-08-11
Point Source(s):
B-9 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

Intermittent flaring of the B-9 Flare during startup of the E212 Tower at the Creformer Unit.
Claims emission was below RQ
81174

2005-08-10
Point Source(s):
F102 B Drum

Pollutant(s):
Coke - 0
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Insulation around the F102 B Drum containing coke caught on fire due to unknown causes
Claims emission was below RQ. Extinguished blaze with water. No coke was burned or released to atmosphere.
81175

2005-08-10
Point Source(s):
FLARE - B-12 Unicracker

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 1,077 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Overpressure of the E101 tower and a PSV relieved pressure to the flare - root cause of the upset was an incorrect and unresponsive transmitter on pressure controller
Reduced pressure for the pressure safety valve to reseat. RCFA underway. No offsite impact.
81115

2005-08-08
Point Source(s):
B-9 FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Naphtha - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Sulfolane Unit over pressurized
Claims emission was below RQ
81074

2005-08-06
Point Source(s):
B-9 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Naphtha - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Sulfolane Unit
Claims emission was below RQ
80796

2005-07-26
Point Source(s):
B-9 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Benzene - BRQ
Toluene - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

light ends over-pressurizing in Sulfolane Unit
Claims emission was below RQ
80604

2005-07-25
Point Source(s):
B-12 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Hydrogen - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

flaring of excess hydrogen during outage of JC-1B recycl Hydrogen Compressor at Unicracker Unit
Claims emission was below RQ. Shut unit down and repaired compressor
80735

2005-07-23
Point Source(s):
Valve flange line between Tank 411 and Tanks 66 &67

Pollutant(s):
Oil - 210 gallons
Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

failed gasket
Gasket was replaced
80676

2005-07-22
Point Source(s):
Coker Unit #1

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 10,951 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - 112 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Coker Unit caught fire when resideual product was being put into the drum
Claims emission was below RQ. The level detectos on the coker drums detected small amount of radiation. Flexible hose rupture on F-201A coke drum silicon injection system.
80714

2005-07-22
Point Source(s):
Sulfuric acid Plant

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

routine start up of Sulfuric Acid Plant
Claims emission was below RQ
80569

2005-07-18
Point Source(s):
B-Dock

Pollutant(s):
Vacuum Gas Oil - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

cross over hose on the Kirby Barge ruptured spilling into Calcasieu River
Responsible party not known. CITGO claims it is not the source of the release
80493

2005-07-13
Point Source(s):
B-7 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

shutdown for planned maintenance of the B-Topper Unit
Claims emission was below RQ
80437

2005-07-09
Point Source(s):
Furfural Unit

Pollutant(s):
Furfural - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

power failure in the furfural unit
Claims emission was below RQ
80277

2005-07-03
Point Source(s):
B-5 FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Gas - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Flare went out due to excessive steam from Coker 1
Claims emission was below RQ
80109

2005-06-26
Point Source(s):
B-5 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Gas - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

-loss of B5 Flare pilot
Claims emission was below RQ
79957

2005-06-18
Point Source(s):
Leaking Flange on Dusosol extract line

Pollutant(s):
650 Extract Heavy Oil - 273 gallons
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Leaking flange from abandoned line
Line should have been isolated. It will be isolated and air gapped.
79876

2005-06-16
Point Source(s):
FLARE at MTBE Unit

Pollutant(s):
Butane/Butylene Mixture - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

MTBE Unit went down. Instrumentation was reset and the unit was reinstated into production.
No LDEQ Number Available

2005-06-14
Point Source(s):
A Dock

Pollutant(s):
Diesel Fuel - 4 gallons
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

drip pan was overfilled and dripped into Calcasiue River
Operator failed to properly monitor flow to the sump.
79744

2005-06-11
Point Source(s):
Coker II Unit

Pollutant(s):
Coker Feed - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Claims emission was below RQ
79738

2005-06-10
Point Source(s):
No Information Given

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Gas - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

hole in the 10 inch refinery fuel gas pipeline
Claims emission was below RQ
79736

2005-06-10
Point Source(s):
Sulfuric acid Plant

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

routine start up of Sulfuric Acid Plant
Claims emission was below RQ
79720

2005-06-09
Point Source(s):
F-7 blow down drum

Pollutant(s):
Oil - 218 gallons
Cause of Problem: Equipment Design

A-Topper Desalted Crude 301JP1B pump tripped causing F10 Desalter relief valve to open to the F7 blow down drum resulting in spill of crude from oily water sewer box located east of blow down drum
The design of the sewer box could not contain the volume of material released.
79586

2005-06-05
Point Source(s):
B-5 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Gas - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Claims emission was below RQ
79590

2005-06-04
Point Source(s):
B-5 FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Gas - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Claims emission was below RQ
79333

2005-06-01
Point Source(s):
B-12 FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 4,983 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

the console operator put the F-1 feed drum pressure controller PC-003 in the manual closed position and failed to put it back in automatic
The Filter Maintenance Inspection Preparation Procedure will be revised to address a standard method for console operators. A Hard alarm will be installed for PSL 009.
79360

2005-05-25
Point Source(s):
Coker 1 Unit

Pollutant(s):
Hydrocarbon - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

valve was not closed all the way on blow down system
Closed valve
79366

2005-05-25
Point Source(s):
B-12 FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

unexpected short time loss of the Recycle Hydrogen Compressor JC-1B during start up of the Unicracker Unit
Claims emission was below RQ
79154

2005-05-17
Point Source(s):
B-11 FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 6,800 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

-Flaring of Coker II Fractionator Overhead Gas from upset of E201 Tower
Facility failed to comply with control equipment regualtion - any deveice, operating procedure or abatement scheme used to prevent or reduce air pollution. The valve should not have allowed water to infiltrate the coke drum. Will revise operating procedures, train operators on trouble shooting skills; and install a flow indicato
78701

2005-05-03
Point Source(s):
Wastewater Treatment Plant

Pollutant(s):
Slop Oil - 630 gallons
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

while placing a line back into service athte h Wastewater Treatment Plant a relief valve overpressured and released oil to ground and surrounding ditches
5 gallons went into the Indian Marais. Booms, absorbent pads, vacuum tru
78602

2005-04-28
Point Source(s):
B-5 FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

during shutdown for planned turnaround of C-Topper and Straight Run Fractionation Units
Claims emission was below RQ. State police state that flaring will go on for 24 hours.
78378

2005-04-19
Point Source(s):
No Information Given

Pollutant(s):
Methanol - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

leak coming from a line that was out of service
CITGO saw something leaking out of the ground. Took sample. Will excavate the area and repair the line
No LDEQ Number Available

2005-04-19
Point Source(s):
Rhodia barge

Pollutant(s):
Sulfuric Acid - 1 gallons
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

discharge from vessel's drip pan
Responsibility of the barge company
78328

2005-04-18
Point Source(s):
Slop Oil Line

Pollutant(s):
Slop Oil - 5,555 pounds
Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

flange leak on 8 inch slop oil line due to failed gasket
Gasket was replaced
78063

2005-04-06
Point Source(s):
B4 Flare Girbotol Unit

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Gas - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Weather

high winds caused loss of B4 Flare pilot
Claims emission was below RQ
77898

2005-03-30
Point Source(s):
Flare F 206 A reformer Unit

Pollutant(s):
Naphtha - 55 gallons
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

release of naphtha to a lined sump open to the atmosphere during start up of Sulfolane Unit
Claims emission was below RQ. Foam was applied and vacuum truck. Flare drum overfilled
No LDEQ Number Available

2005-03-29
Point Source(s):
C-Dock

Pollutant(s):
Paint - 0 gallons
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

painting contractor spilled paint which seeped through cracks of walkway and dripped into Calcasieu River making a noticeable sheen
Absorbent booms used to recover
77796

2005-03-23
Point Source(s):
FLARE Vacuum 2 Unit CLAW

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Claims emission was below RQ. Flaring of vacuum sump gas. The LC 103 Control Valve caught on fire at the packing. Material going through valve was 325 Oil and was so hot started fire. Went to flare while shutting down.
77629

2005-03-15
Point Source(s):
Vacuum Truck

Pollutant(s):
Chlorine Gas - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

2 workers were offloading bleach from tank at Citgo's wastewater plant into a vacuum truck. 2 workers were overcome by fumes and taken to hospital. Claims no RQ was exceeded.
77616

2005-03-15
Point Source(s):
B-101 Furnace Coker I Unit

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Combustion Products - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

furnace fire caused by a tube rupture
Heater box fire put out by steam. Claims that no RQs were exceeded
77551

2005-03-13
Point Source(s):
F5 fresh sulfuric acid storage tank in Acid Plant

Pollutant(s):
Sulfuric Acid - 782,754 pounds
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

leak on a 3 inch discharge line that comes off 12 inch tank sump
An existing leak that had neem previously clamped migrated past the sealing surface of the clamp. The geometry of the clamp and the sump are such that the inspectino dept. could not monitro metal thickness or metal loss under the clamp. F5 Sumps are being upgraded to stainless steel
77547

2005-03-12
Point Source(s):
No Information Given

Pollutant(s):
Kerosene - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Claims emission was below RQ. In a mud pit and noone know how it got there.
No LDEQ Number Available

2005-03-11
Point Source(s):
Kirby Barge transfer hose

Pollutant(s):
Virgin Gas Oil - 1 gallons
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

transfer hose leaked onto barge surface
Did not impact surface water
77263

2005-03-02
Point Source(s):
Process furnaces

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 30,266 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Design

facility failed to have pump motors that possessed ground faults
A new motor for the pump that had the ground fault is on order
77213

2005-03-01
Point Source(s):
B-6 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

debutaizer Tower at the Straight Run Fractionation Unit
Claims emission was below RQ
77237

2005-02-26
Point Source(s):
No Information Given

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Flammable Gas - BRQ
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

B Topper upset
CITGO failed to provide a written report. Investigation pending by DEQ letter dated 8/26/06
77217

2005-02-26
Point Source(s):
B-7 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 1,397 pounds
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

The guideline for managing high BS&W crude was not followed by the Product Inspector
Instituted a crude dewatering plan. Drafted a formal written procedure re: clear commuication and plan of action prior to pumping crude oil in takage to an operating unit. Train personnel on crude BS&W specifications. referred for enfrocement action from LDEQ
77055

2005-02-20
Point Source(s):
FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Gas - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Other

flare pilot outage of the B-9 Flare caused bya dumping of steam into the flaring system
Claims emission was below RQ. Relit the flare manually
77024

2005-02-18
Point Source(s):
B-401 furnace

Pollutant(s):
Naphtha - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Flange fire at the outlet to Capitol B 401 furnace in the B Reformer Unit. Claims what was released through flare did not exceed permit. Rest of naphtha was consumed in fire
77071

2005-02-18
Point Source(s):
Tank 30

Pollutant(s):
Mixture - 299,840 pounds
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

leak on the bottom of Tank 30
Tank had passed a hydrostatic test prior to being placed in service on Feb 19, 2003. Material solidified at ambient temperature and was excavated. Investigation isbeing conduct
77022

2005-02-17
Point Source(s):
C-Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

exchanger fire
Claims emission was below RQ. Verbal report mentions slurry oil and fire due to small leak on the C-105 exchanger.
76995

2005-02-17
Point Source(s):
Water cooler at Sulfuric Acid Plant

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Claims emission was below RQ. Water leak containing SO2
76889

2005-02-13
Point Source(s):
No Information

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Flammable Gas - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Weather

weather caused pilot light outage on the B4 Girbotol flare
7 day follow up written response was not submitted DEQ - went for investigation
76801

2005-02-08
Point Source(s):
MTBE Unit

Pollutant(s):
Butane - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

malfunction of a tube bundle on the MTBE production unit skid put Butane in the sewer system
Flushed out the sewer system and directed into the secondary treatment facility
76802

2005-02-08
Point Source(s):
FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Butane/Butylene Mixture - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

system overpressure through a pressure relief valve at the MTBE Unit
Claims emission was below RQ
76700

2005-02-03
Point Source(s):
B-12 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 2,187 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

valve packing failure in the high pressure reactor section of the Unicracker Unit during start up of planned shutdown
2006 Inspection report from DEQ - locking nuts used to hold the valve in place were not suitable for service and were replaced
75706

2005-01-25
Point Source(s):
B-12 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 23,089 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - 133 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

Unicracker Unit was shutdown for repairs. Emissions occurred during repeated start up; - failure of seal on JP127 propane transfer pump significantly contributed to SO2 H2S emissions
Failure of propane transfer pump seal contributed to 12.300 pounds of [email protected] and all of the H2S emissions.Incident recurring since 12/27/04. Performing RCFA to be completed.
76431

2005-01-25
Point Source(s):
B-7 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

unexpected shutdown of JC-2D Wet Gas Compressor at the A Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit
Claims emission was below RQ
76428

2005-01-24
Point Source(s):
#2 and #3 tank valve on Barge 10809

Pollutant(s):
Butane - 0 pounds
Cause of Problem: Other

vapor clous escaped from tank valve
Computer program tracks operation of valves, creates work order every 90 times valve is operated. Will inspect the valves and determine if needs to be adjuste
76257

2005-01-19
Point Source(s):
B-7 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

unexpected shutdown of JC-2D Wet Gas Compressor at the A Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit
Claims emission was below RQ
76256

2005-01-15
Point Source(s):
B-7 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

flaring of Topper Tail Gas from an eunexpected shutdown of the JC-36 Compressor at the B Topper Unit
Claims emission was below RQ
76259

2005-01-15
Point Source(s):
Tank 52

Pollutant(s):
Phenol - 1,814 pounds
Ortho-Cresol - 401 pounds
Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

Tank 52 level gage malfunctioned
Being monitored by hand gauging until tank gage is repaired
76032

2005-01-07
Point Source(s):
unloading hose at A Dock

Pollutant(s):
Butane - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Ruptured hose while unloading barge
Claims emission was below RQ
76011

2005-01-06
Point Source(s):
Sulfuric acid Plant

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

of sulfuric acid plant
Claims emission was below RQ