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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

Releases in 2008

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source/Release CauseNotes
111528

2008-12-18
Point Source(s):
B-7 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sour Gas - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

lifting of a pressure relief valve (PSV-235) in the C-4 Recovery Unit
COMMON INCIDENT - see also 08-07182
111417

2008-12-14
Point Source(s):
Tank 190

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

Tank 190 high level alarm was improperly set
CITGO letter states that RQ for Benzene may have been exceeded; Alarm was was changed to provide proper indication of high level. Root cause analysis initiated.
111418

2008-12-14
Point Source(s):
Unicracker Unit

Pollutant(s):
Volatile Organic Compounds - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Nitrous Oxide - BRQ
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Other

see notes
Flash fire in the Unicracker Unit
111207

2008-12-03
Point Source(s):
PFU Flare

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

pilot outage
No reason given for pilot outage
111035

2008-11-22
Point Source(s):
Dock

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

overflow while filling a gas tank to a barge in the dock
DEQ report indicates that written letter of notification was not required. Harbor Docking and Towing Co. calls to report diesel spill to DEQ.
110816

2008-11-17
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: Other

see notes
Flange fire in the B-topper Unit prompts letter. No pollutants or impacts listed.
No LDEQ Number Available

2008-11-07
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

No information given concerning pollutants released or reason for report
110579

2008-11-05
Point Source(s):
Tank 35 at CLAW Facility

Pollutant(s):
Vacuum Gas Oil - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

mechanical failure of a line clamp
Verbal report and DEQ report state that approx 5 barrels spilled; CITGO letter states it was 1.5. Line clamp was repaired
110604

2008-11-05
Point Source(s):
PFU Flare

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

pilot outage
No reason given for pilot outage
No LDEQ Number Available

2008-11-05
Point Source(s):
B-7 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sour Gas - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

see notes
incident cause was the lifting of a relief valve on the C-4 Recovery Unit E1 tower.
T110579

2008-11-05
Point Source(s):
Tank #35

Pollutant(s):
Vacuum Gas Oil - 63 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Mechanical failure of a line clamp inside Tank #35 dike wall.
The line was deactivated. Response personnel were called to remediate the spill. The line clamp was repaired.
110375

2008-10-27
Point Source(s):
B-7 Flare

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

No information given
verbal report mentions C4 Recovery Unit, JC101 Compress
110403

2008-10-27
Point Source(s):
B-5 flare

Pollutant(s):
Sour Gas - BRQ
Nitrogen Oxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

routine shutdown of the Coker 1 Uni
CITGO letter states that emissions were BRQ. No further information given regarding shutdown
109953

2008-10-09
Point Source(s):
Acid Plant

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

routine start up of acid plant; no release documented at time of report, verbal report serves as prospective notificati
No LDEQ Number Available

2008-10-08
Point Source(s):
B-503, B-504, B-505 Furnace

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

No information given
Report has no incident numbers, states that there was an exceedance of the upper oxygen limit for flue gas from the furnaces. A low level alarm was added to notify operations when oxygen approaches the calculated limi
108894

2008-10-02
Point Source(s):
004 Outfall
North Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sheen - 0 pounds
Sheen - BRQ
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Weather

See incident 08-06535
109637

2008-09-29
Point Source(s):
B-12 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Nitrogen Dioxide - BRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds - BRQ
Ammonia Gas - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

A-SRU experience swings in air demand caused by hydrocarbon carryover from the A Sour Water Tower (E301A). Flow from E-301 to A-SRU was stopped, then restarted. Startup was cause of release. Stopped again. Another start up released even more SO2. REMEDIAL ACTIONS: Upgrade existing suge tank skim oil pumps, Add third surge tank skim oil pump, install instrumentation to detect hydrocarbons in SWS feed
109636

2008-09-28
Point Source(s):
Tail Gas II Unit

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

upset in the A- Sulfur Recovery Unit
Incident initiated by hydrocarbons in the acid gas feed to the A-Sulfur Recovery Unit; An RCFA has begun to identify the root cause of the incident and establish action items to prevent recurrence.
No LDEQ Number Available

2008-09-25
Point Source(s):
A-Dock

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

see notes
Sheen was biological in nature and not from CITGO; No state police no. given, incident no. is listed as Case No. on CITGO lett
109022

2008-09-13
Point Source(s):
B-11 Flare, B-12 Flare, Sulften Stack, C-Cat Scrubber,

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Sulfur Trioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Nitrogen Oxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Weather

Hurricane Ike
Power Failure causes release of huge amount of S02. Loss of Pecan Grove substation caused the loss of power to equipment in the SRU, Central Amine, cid Plant, Sour Water Stripper, Unicracker, Wastewater Treating and Coker II Units. Combustion efficiencyof 99% was used to calculate S02 emissions - is that an appropriate figure? Follow-up report on 10/27/2008 discusses emissions from B-11 Flare only REMEDIAL ACTIONS - perform feasability study of reliable power supply for acid block ; Install nsary equipment to start up JC-201 Compressor with less than RQ Flare Emissio
108489

2008-09-02
Point Source(s):
E-SRU

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

Start up of E-Sulfur Recovery unit; no further info given about reason for start up
108247

2008-08-21
Point Source(s):
Refinery

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Nitrogen Oxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Other

see notes
Power Failure
108148

2008-08-19
Point Source(s):
B Reformer C 402B Fin Fan

Pollutant(s):
Naphtha - BRQ
Benzene - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Other

see notes
Leak in the Fin Fan causes release
108155

2008-08-19
Point Source(s):
A-Dock, B-Dock

Pollutant(s):
Oil - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Other

see notes
CITGO not source of sheen at A-Dock; B-dock source is SWMU #138; this incident is tied to an open investigation of 08-02475
108133

2008-08-17
Point Source(s):
Tank 213

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

leak from the slop oil line near Tank 213
Leaking flange isolated
108062

2008-08-14
Point Source(s):
B-Cat Unit

Pollutant(s):
Hydrocarbon - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

see notes
Flaring results from leaking relief valve
107976

2008-08-13
Point Source(s):
C-Dock

Pollutant(s):
Slop Oil - 3 pounds
Sulfuric Acid - 101 pounds
Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

malfunction of automatic sump level indicator gauge results in sump overflow
Sump level indicators repaired
107918

2008-08-10
Point Source(s):
K16 Areas

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - 0 pounds
Petroleum Gas - 0 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

a vessel at the gas treating plant was being drained
Hydrocarbon and hyrdogen sulfide odors emanating from plant
107668

2008-07-31
Point Source(s):
B-Dock

Pollutant(s):
None - 0 pounds
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

pile driving equipment dropped into river
Booms deployed as precautionary measure. According to CITGO, no spill occurr
107384

2008-07-21
Point Source(s):
Tank 215

Pollutant(s):
Gas Oil - 7,230 pounds
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

see notes
Thermal Area slop line leaking from 1/2 inch orifice tap. Repairs will be conducted on the half inch orifice tap piping
107212

2008-07-15
Point Source(s):
Sulften Vent EQT297 ; Tail Gas II Stack EQT 298

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Benzene - BRQ
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Weather

Some pollutants released onto Highway, which was sealed off during clean up. 5.5 inches of rain in a 3 hour period led to depressurization in process units and various instrumentation problems; event met or approached the 25-year 3-hour intensity standard; Install three additional sumps, pumps, and associated piping in the steam trench to alleviate flooding during heavy ra
107229

2008-07-14
Point Source(s):
C-Dock 004 Outfall

Pollutant(s):
Oil - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Other

see notes
Sheen was unrecoverable. Oil contaminated steam discharged in the Power house unit drains. Drain discharged into the Calcasieu
107166

2008-07-13
Point Source(s):
CVEP Unit

Pollutant(s):
Gas Oil - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Nitrogen Oxide - BRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

No information given
Fire in the CVEP Unit
No LDEQ Number Available

2008-07-10
Point Source(s):
A-Dock

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

No information given
Sheen from unknown third-party source
106924

2008-07-02
Point Source(s):
B-12 Flare

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

No information given
Flare flame outage
106827

2008-06-30
Point Source(s):
Unicracker Unit

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

flange leak
Pipeline flange was inspected and repaired
106702

2008-06-25
Point Source(s):
B-1 Flare (EQT343), B-5 Flare (EQT345), B-7 Flare (EQT347), B-12 Flare (EQT 351), B-16 Flare (EQT352)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Carbon Monoxide - BRQ
Particulate Matter - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Other

see notes
Power Failure resulting from excessive moisture and dirt accumulation in switchgear breaker cubicle ; inadequaet physical clearance b/w insulators covering energized components; REMEDIAL ACTIONS: Clean and inspect all switchgear ; Eliminate practical spaces that allow air infiltration in or out of the switchgear room; modify switchgear purchase specifications to prohibit insulating material covering energized conductors to come in contact with materials from other phases; Modify QA-380-5045 tspect for insulating boots from adjacent phases to be in contact with one another; Verify other Powerhouse switchgear does not contain insulating boots that are in contact with one another; Install local temp and humidity monitors in rm, install anal
106792

2008-06-25
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

No information given
CITIZEN COMPLAINT (Patrick Crawford) - Strong chemical odor causing nose and eyes to burn. This event linked to 106702
106398

2008-06-12
Point Source(s):
Cooling Towers 1 and 2

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

COMMON INCIDENT: see also 104519, 104069, 104696, 106057, 106241; C-175/D Heat Exchanger Bundle Leak at C4 Recovery Uni
106340

2008-06-11
Point Source(s):
K-18 Storage Area

Pollutant(s):
Gasoline - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

vacuum box leak
Binders and gaskets on vacuum boxes were repaired
106297

2008-06-09
Point Source(s):
Acid Plant

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

Start up of the acid plant
106260

2008-06-07
Point Source(s):
B-5 Flare

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

Valve leak in ALCOH Unit
106241

2008-06-06
Point Source(s):
Cooling Towers 1 and 2

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

COMMON INCIDENT: see also 104519, 104069, 104696, 106057; C-175/D Heat Exchanger Bundle Leak at C4 Recovery Unit; tubing isolated for repa
106057

2008-06-02
Point Source(s):
Cooling Towers 1 and 2

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

COMMON INCIDENT: see also 104519 and 104069 and 104696; C-175/D Heat Exchanger Bundle Leak at C4 Recovery Unit; tubing isolated for repair
106048

2008-05-31
Point Source(s):
Acid Plant

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

no information giv
CITGO letter states that emissions were BRQ
105979

2008-05-27
Point Source(s):
Acid Plant

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

no information giv
CITGO letter states that emissions were BRQ
105868

2008-05-22
Point Source(s):
Acid Plant

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

no information giv
CITGO letter states that emissions were BRQ
105850

2008-05-22
Point Source(s):
B-Reformer's C-408 Fin Fan Cooker

Pollutant(s):
Benzene - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Naphtha - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Other

see notes
Leak in the Fin Fan Cooker causes release
105754

2008-05-19
Point Source(s):
Waste Water Treatment unit

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

Contractors were transporting a roll off box containing tank bottom material. Box contents shifted, causing spil
DEQ rep report states that the slop oil spilled was mostly water, but that the amount spilled was close to 1 barr
105620

2008-05-15
Point Source(s):
C-Dock

Pollutant(s):
Oil - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

malfunction of a bushing on the transformer junction box
Transformer taken out of service and repaired. According to CITGO rep, this leak occurred after heavy ra
105376

2008-05-06
Point Source(s):
Cooling Towers 1 and 2

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

No information given
CITGO letters states emissions were BRQ
105367

2008-05-05
Point Source(s):
B-5 Flare, B-11 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds - BRQ
Nitrogen Oxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Other

see notes
Release results from depressuring of a propane line to the flares
105377

2008-05-05
Point Source(s):
C-Dock, 004 Outfall

Pollutant(s):
Lubricating Oil - 1 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

see notes
Sheen observed near C-Dock; investigaton indicates oil comes from within powerhouse from a dripping air compressor vent; vent being repaired and alternate surface drainage options are under investigation
No LDEQ Number Available

2008-05-01
Point Source(s):
B-Dock

Pollutant(s):
Oil - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

B-Dock Rehabilitation efforts disturb Solid Waste Mgmt Unit #138
No LDEQ Number Available

2008-05-01
Point Source(s):
SWMU #138

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

Sheen reported originating from LCMC B-Dock: Solid Waste Management Unit (SWMU) #138. No other source was identified form B-Dock rehabilitation project area. CITGO will continue to monitor the site until project's completion.
CITGO B-Dock rehabilitation project area is subject to continuous monitoring of the site and submit monthly updates.
105059

2008-04-24
Point Source(s):
Heaters and Boilers

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Other

see notes
release results from combustion of treated refinery fuel gas containing higher than normal concentrations of hydrogen sulfide
104813

2008-04-17
Point Source(s):
Truck

Pollutant(s):
Coke - 0 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

rear gate came open on trailer
Spilled coke on Hwy 108: 100 ft long and 1 thick spill. R&R Construction was contracted to clean up the spi
104696

2008-04-14
Point Source(s):
Cooling Towers 1 and 2

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

see notes
COMMON INCIDENT: see also 104519 and 104069 C-175/D Heat Exchanger Bundle Leak at C4 Recovery Unit
104698

2008-04-11
Point Source(s):
K-16 Area

Pollutant(s):
Benzene - 1,490 pounds
Toluene - 12,631 pounds
Ethylbenzene - 1,042 pounds
n-Hexane - BRQ
m-Xylene - 2,598 pounds
o-Xylene - 1,433 pounds
p-Xylene - 1,135 pounds
Propane - BRQ
Flammable Gas - 21,275 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds - 21,275 pounds
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

see notes
Reformate was released into a pit due to a faulty dresser coupling. The bolts in the coupling released. Dresser coupling replaced with hard piping.
104545

2008-04-07
Point Source(s):
B-7 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Nitrogen Oxide - BRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

combusting excess treated refinery fuel
CITGO letter states that emissions were BRQ
104519

2008-04-06
Point Source(s):
Cooling Towers 1 and 2

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

see notes
C-175/D Heat Exchanger Bundle Leak at C4 Recovery Unit
104069

2008-03-20
Point Source(s):
Cooling Towers 1 and 2

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

see notes
C-175/D Heat Exchanger Bundle Leak at C4 Recovery Unit
104028

2008-03-18
Point Source(s):
Sulfuric Acid Plant

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

routine startup of Sulfuric Acid Pla
CITGO letter states that emissions were BRQ
103984

2008-03-15
Point Source(s):
Power House, Outfall 004

Pollutant(s):
Oil - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Other

see notes
Barrel of oil released to Calcasieu Ship Channel. Booms were deployed along with Miller Environmental Services. Sheen too minute to be collected
103985

2008-03-15
Point Source(s):
B-5 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Nitrogen Oxide - BRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

start up of Coker 1 Un
Letter states that emissions did not exceed permitted limits by an RQ amount - does not specify how much was emitted though, or if the amount exceeded the permitted limit
103986

2008-03-15
Point Source(s):
Oily Water Sewer

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Gas - BRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds - BRQ
Benzene - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Other

see notes
Oily Water Sewer backs up in the Treating Plant Unit
103895

2008-03-13
Point Source(s):
650 Transfer pipeline

Pollutant(s):
Vacuum Gas - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

6 inch line inside the plant was leaking during pressure testing
Vacuum trucks deployed to recover spill; excavation and new soil to follow. This release resulted from the investigation into the cause of another release. Impacted soil removed from ground; pipeline failure being repaired
103438

2008-02-26
Point Source(s):
Tank 138 fill line

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

see notes
Small leak near the pipe support for the Tank 138 fill line. 20 feet of the line will be changed out to avoid future problems.
103367

2008-02-23
Point Source(s):
Treating Plant F-55

Pollutant(s):
Kerosene - 2,213 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

F-55 Salt Dryer pump malfunctioned during startup
F-55 pump was immediately shut down. Pump will be repaired. Spill was removed from Bender Kerosene Treating Unit. DEQ report indicates that release may have been 30 barrels, not 8 barrel
103360

2008-02-22
Point Source(s):
B-6 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Nitrogen Oxide - BRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

shutdown of Topper Tail Gas Compressor JC36 for maintenan
CITGO letter states that the emissions were BRQ
103287

2008-02-21
Point Source(s):
B-12 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Nitrogen Oxide - BRQ
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

loss of JP3 Feed Pump Motor at the Unicracker Unit
CITGO letter states that the emissions were BRQ
103292

2008-02-21
Point Source(s):
CLAW 650 Transfer Pipeline

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

leaking flange on the CLAW 650 Transfer Pipeline
Pipeline taken out of service and repaired
103210

2008-02-19
Point Source(s):
Tank 197 Run Down Line

Pollutant(s):
Benzene - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

6 inch line inside the plant was leaking during maintenace of the Tank 197 run down line
CITGO letter states that the emissions were BRQ but DEQ report indicates that the amount has yet to be determined
103196

2008-02-19
Point Source(s):
Light cycle oil hydro treater

Pollutant(s):
Sour Gas - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

see notes
Leaking relief valve causes release
103136

2008-02-16
Point Source(s):
Duosol Unit

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

gasket material failed between the valve body and the bonnet of the valve
CITGO letter states that the emissions were BRQ
103137

2008-02-16
Point Source(s):
B Dock

Pollutant(s):
Sheen - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Other

see notes
Mike Poindexter of American Commercial Lines calls to report a 3' by 500' sheen. CITGO tells DEQ that they have investigated the sheen and determined no spill occurred. It is a historical sheen that occurs during certain weather conditions. A long term remediation program is in pla
102955

2008-02-10
Point Source(s):
Flare

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

No information given
CITIZEN COMPLAINT (Tammy Alexander; Casey McCoun; Don Jones) - terrible odor, thick black smoke from fla
102969

2008-02-10
Point Source(s):
B-12 Flare
B-5 Flare
B-6 Flare
B-7 Flare
B-9 Flare
D-SRP, A-SRP, C-SRP

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Nitrogen Oxide - BRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds - BRQ
Heavy Cycle Oil - 10,613 pounds
Carbon Monoxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Other

power outage
Partial power outage: Powerhouse System feeder cable 444-PH-FR13004 faulted in a Y-splice in manhole 26. bad cable resulted in loss of interconnection of Powerhouse generators and Entergy utility power. Caused collapse of electric and steam generation systems. Protective relay miscoordination is another cause. Root Cause Failure Analysis submitted 3/25/2008 indicates that startup of three Sulfur Recovery Units results in large emissions of sulfur dioxide. REMEDIAL ACTIONS: Revise Construction Inspen QA/QC procedure for PILC cable/splice installation to include additional clarification of detail; Repair 444-PH-FR13004 ; Perform a complete reevaluation of of protective relay coordination for all breakers assoc'd with Powerhouse main buses; I
102967

2008-02-09
Point Source(s):
Propane railcar

Pollutant(s):
Nitrogen Oxide - BRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds - BRQ
Flammable Gas - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

pressure safety valve release from a loaded propane railcar and depressuring of contents of car
CITGO letter states that the emissions were BRQ
102962

2008-02-09
Point Source(s):
Propane tank car UPLX 953656

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

pressure safety valve release from a loaded propane railcar and depressuring of contents of car
verbal report with v. little information
102797

2008-02-04
Point Source(s):
PFU Flare CB701

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

pilot outage
At the time of the pilot outage - there was no process flow to the PFU Flare. The flow to the flare consisted of natural gas and sweep gas.
102799

2008-02-04
Point Source(s):
Sour C3 Mix Pipeline

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Gas - BRQ
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Nitrogen Oxide - BRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

leak in the Sour C3 Mix Pipeline and the blowdown of the pipeline to the flare
According to first letter, RQ for flammable gas likely exceeded and RQ for Sulfur Dioxide possibly exceeded. Follow-up says all was B
102678

2008-01-29
Point Source(s):
Sulfuric Acid Plant

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

routine startup of Sulfuric Acid Pla
CITGO letter states that the emissions were BRQ
102693

2008-01-29
Point Source(s):
C20 Condensate Effluent Exchanger at the Alkyation Unit

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Gas - BRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

leak from C20 Condensate Effluent Exchanger
On 1/18/08 a bypass line to a ditch was installed and the C20 exchanger was removed from service
102690

2008-01-29
Point Source(s):
C-401 Steam Generator at the Coker II Unit

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Gas - BRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

leak from the C-401 Steam Generator
Steps were taken to install new bypasas piping and the steam generator was removed from service on 2/2/08
No LDEQ Number Available

2008-01-29
Point Source(s):
C-Dock 004 Outfall

Pollutant(s):
Oil - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Other

see notes
Sheen observed near C-Dock; further investigation needed to determine source; investigaton indicates oil comes from within powerhouse; corrective actions are underway
102569

2008-01-25
Point Source(s):
Sulfuric Acid Plant

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

routine startup of Sulfuric Acid Pla
CITGO letter states that the emissions were BRQ
102403

2008-01-18
Point Source(s):
PFU Flare CB701

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

No information given
At the time of the pilot outage - there was no process flow to the PFU Flare. The flow to the flare consisted of natural gas and sweep gas.
No LDEQ Number Available

2008-01-05
Point Source(s):
C-Dock

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

No information given
USCG observes sheen and investigation indicates it is from unknown source
102040

2008-01-01
Point Source(s):
B-7 Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds - BRQ
Nitrogen Oxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

trip of the JC-101 compressor at the C4 Recovery Unit
CITGO letter states that the emissions were BRQ