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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

Releases in 2005

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source/Release CauseNotes
No LDEQ Number Available

2007-07-05
Point Source(s):
Tank T-21 (EP-601), Tank T-22(EP-602), Tank T-91 (EP-623)

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - 0 pounds
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

No Information Provided
Permit limits exceeded. 7 Day occurrence.
82689

2007-07-05
Point Source(s):
Tank 91

Pollutant(s):
Slurry Oil - 2,100 gallons
Cause of Problem: Weather

STORM-as a result of Hurricane Rita, a sample draw on the tank was broken, which leaked crude oil out of the tank. The release was contained within the dike wall.
Refinery indicated onto their letter to LDEQ that removal of the free product has been completed and removal of oily debris was underway.
80241

2006-06-30
Point Source(s):
FLARE-South Flare (EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 639 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Incident due to combustion of sour gases at the flare which were diverted from the South Flare Gas Recovery system. The SFGR compressors were operating at reduced gas compression volumes as a result of the presence of excess steam in th
As soon as the problem was resolved the compressors resumed operating at full capacity and the release ended. Emissions didn't exceed permit limits and no reportable quantities were exceeded, therefore the notification was made as courtesy only.
No LDEQ Number Available

2005-12-20
Point Source(s):
Leak

Pollutant(s):
Heavy Premium Coker Gas Oil - 0 gallons
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Leaking valve
operator cleaned header and used absorbent pads to pick up oil from dock to water.
84653

2005-12-18
Point Source(s):
Leak

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 768 gallons
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

No information Given
Called maintenance to fix it, replace lube oil plunge
84447

2005-12-10
Point Source(s):
Spill

Pollutant(s):
Raw Crude - 106,176 gallons
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

No information Given
tank was pumped out and is now free of liquid. Tank will be blinded and cleaned and inspected to find source of leak.
No LDEQ Number Available

2005-12-09
Point Source(s):
Spill

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

Loading arm failed while loading diesel onto dock
Loading was shut down and loading arm secured. Procedure to test loading arm pressure has been reinstated.
84402

2005-12-08
Point Source(s):
FLARE-South Flare Gas Compressor

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 55 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

South Flare Gas Compressor shut down due to maintenance
This report serves as the follow up to the telephone notification of the incident which occurred on December 8th.
84367

2005-12-07
Point Source(s):
FLARE (Area A, South Flare)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 53 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

South Flare Has Recovery Compressors shut down due to planned maintenance.
Emissions didn't exceed permit limits, and no reportable quantities were exceeded, notice as courtesy only.
84329

2005-12-05
Point Source(s):
FLARE (Area A North Flare)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 3,080 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

The Gas Recovery Plant COmpressor malfunctioned, resulting in a release of Sour Gas to the North Flare.
Shutdown of SFGR. The high temps experienced were a result of a surge of has flow from another process unit. This has stream flow rate was corrected and the GRP compressor returned to its normal status.
84330

2005-12-05
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare Are B EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 1,780 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

The South Flare Gas Recovery Compressor was shutdown in an attempt to get the GRP compressor to run.
Compressor started back as soon as possible.
84284

2005-12-03
Point Source(s):
FLARE (Area B South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 650 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

South Flare Gas recovery Compressor was shutdown to perform relief valve maintenance.
No excess emissions above permit limits, and no reportable quantities were exceeded, therefore the notification was made as courtesy only.
84196

2005-11-30
Point Source(s):
C-Szorb Unit

Pollutant(s):
Volatile Organic Compounds - 8 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 0 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide - 17 pounds
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Fire due to a flange leak on the feed exchanger to the S-Znob Unit.
Fire was extinguished, the course was isolated and the unit was shut down. Incident was preventable; flake leak caused by unequal heat expansion due to incorrect application of insulation.
83932

2005-11-16
Point Source(s):
No Information Given

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

No Information Given
Private Citizen Craig Winkles incident report. Ship at dock belching foul black smoke for 2 days. Causing workers to have trouble breathing and leaves a bad taste in their mouth. LDEQ does not regulate marine vessels. This complaint is coming from af
83719

2005-11-08
Point Source(s):
V-203 B-Line

Pollutant(s):
Ethylene - 269 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

Release of elythene from the polyetylene process. A vent on V-203 B-Line high pressure separator opened while changing the UPS battery source for the vent's solenoid valve. The vent was manually closed.
Incident not reportable because the amount of ethylene didn't exceed the 1000 pound reportable quantity for a flammable gas. Notification as courtesy only.
83599

2005-11-02
Point Source(s):
FLARE-(Area A South Flare Gas Reciovert C-1430)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 1 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

South Flare Gas Recovery Compressor was Shut down due to nipple failure.
Emissions didn't exceed permit limits, and no reportable quantities were exceeded, therefore this notification was made as a courtesy only. Compressor was shut down.
83574

2005-11-01
Point Source(s):
FLARE (Area A South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 702 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Export Compressor shutdown.
Release over reportable quantities. Operators shut down export compressor. Incident unpreventable due to compressor spillback problems.
83596

2005-11-01
Point Source(s):
Release

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 245 pounds
Cause of Problem: Corrosion

corrosive liquid in vessed of the de-ethanizer boiler
report serves as follow up to incident on November 1st. Reboiler was repaired and de-ethanizer was put back in service.
83518

2005-10-29
Point Source(s):
FLARE (Area B-South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 2,200 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Incident due to shutdown of the SOuth Flare GAs Recovery System. the SFGR System compressors were shutdown as a result of a compressor upset condition in the Has Recovery Plant.
Once normal operation of the Gas Recovery Plant was restored, the SFGR compressors were restarted and the release ended. Permit limits not exceeded for the period of the release. The incident was determine dto be unpreventable as the compressor upset
83522

2005-10-29
Point Source(s):
FLARE (North Flare Area A EP-64)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 30,400 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Incident due to an upset at the No. 2 Coker Unit. A suction strainer on compressor C-3301 had plugged an caused the compressor to shutdown. The gazes normally handled by the compressor were rerouted and the release ended.
Incident determined to be unpreventable as the plugging of the compressor strainer could not be foreseen.
83456

2005-10-27
Point Source(s):
FLARE (Area B South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 9,514 pounds
Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

Incident due to excessive flaring associated with FCC unit Start-up.
Facility personnel were having difficulty in starting a compressor during the FCC start up due to faulty instrumentation on the compressor suction drum. Once the instrumentation was repaired, operations completed start yp of the unit and the release en
83416

2005-10-26
Point Source(s):
FCC EP-41

Pollutant(s):
Carbon Monoxide - 0 pounds
Cause of Problem: Weather

Incident due to unit start-up following Hurricane Rita.
release ended once FCC start-up was completed. Notice made as courtesy only. No reportable limits for Carbon Monoxide and the exceedance will be reported on refinery's quarterly New Source Performance Standards/Best Available Control Technology Report.
83404

2005-10-25
Point Source(s):
FLARE (Area B-South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Volatile Organic Compounds - 800 pounds
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Leaking in the 24 inch flare line leaving the AlkyCasinghead Area.
Repairs were made to the pipe to stop the leak and restore the integrity of the pipe. Although report indicates the incident was preventable the reportable quantity for Volatile Organic Compounds of 5000 lbs was not exceeded during this event. Notice as
83419

2005-10-25
Point Source(s):
FLARE (North Flare Area A EP-64)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 1,008 pounds
Cause of Problem: Weather

combustion of gases from start up of refinery units following Hurricane Rita.
During the flaring period, unit operators were making the necessary adjustments to provide an adequate amount of gas at the compressor suction and the line our C-3301 compressor. The release ended upon completion of start up of process units in Area A.
82949

2005-10-09
Point Source(s):
Hose From Vacuum Truck

Pollutant(s):
Oil - 84 gallons
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

-workers disconnected a hose from a vacuum truck and did not put the plug in the hose. Hose discharged 84 lbs of light oil onto a grave/dirt road.
Refinery immediately took care of the spill by placing it in a dumpster (roll off box).
82961

2005-10-08
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: Weather

explosion of the firebox in H-46 during the startup of the No. 2 Crude Unit following Hurricane Rita. The explosion occurred when excess air was admitted to a fuel rich environment in the firebox.
No loss of containment occurred from the heater tubes and no fire resulted from the event, consequently there were no excess emission of Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxide, Volatile organic Compounds. Incident under investigation. Heater is being dismantl
82919

2005-10-07
Point Source(s):
Boiler B-76001(EP-109)

Pollutant(s):
Nitrogen Oxide - 203 pounds
Cause of Problem: Weather

Instrument failure. During startup of the boiler, the positioned for the flue gas recirculation damper failed, resulting in excess emissions of Nitrogen Oxide. The positioned is believed to have been damaged by Hurricane Rita.
A replacement for the positioned was ordered, delivered and installed by the end of the day.
82484

2005-09-27
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: Weather

STORM-as a result of Hurricane Rita a nipple on a circulation line was broken, which released slurry oil to secondary containment.
Refinery indicated in their letter that removal of the free product was expected to be completed as of the date that their letter was sent, and an evaluation of the earthen dike would follow.
82484

2005-09-26
Point Source(s):
No Information Provided
Tank 84 (T-84)

Pollutant(s):
Gas Oil - 0 pounds
Slurry Oil - 252,000 gallons
Cause of Problem: Weather

STORMS-leak in the flange that formed due to hurricane Rita.
No Information Provided
82367

2005-09-21
Point Source(s):
FLARE (North Flare EP-64)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 3,400 pounds
Cause of Problem: Weather

release occurred due to shutdown of the refinery in preparation for Hurricane Rita.
In addition to the flaring from the North flare, there was possible visible flaring from the South and West Flares, however no excess emissions were noted from the South or West Flares. Refinery indicated that their hurricane shutdown plan will be upda
82372

2005-09-21
Point Source(s):
FLARE (Area A South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 300 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

release due to a loss of 2 compressors located at the South Flare location that became inoperative due to high oxygen levels in the compressor's suction.
Incident Secured by purging the lines on the date of notification. emissions didn't exceed reportable quantities, therefore the notification shall serve as a courtesy call. No further action required
No LDEQ Number Available

2005-09-02
Point Source(s):
FLARE-(Are A, South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 244 pounds
Cause of Problem: Other

OTHER-Incident occurred during the replacement of the SOuth flare gas recovery compressor.
Multiple attempts made to contact the State police, DEQ and National Response Center but unsuccessful during all times. Release didn't exceed the permit limit nor the Sulfur Dioxide reportable quantities.
81725

2005-08-28
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 341 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

The incident occurred due to the impaired capability of the South Flare Gas Recovery System. The impairment in the gas recovery system was caused by high inlet temperature resulting from high blowdown system temperature.
Facility took immediate corrective action to make the necessary adjustments and return the SFGR system to normal operation. The letter states that no reportable quantities were exceeded and the notification was made as a courtesy only.
81485

2005-08-19
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 430 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

The incident involved a release of Sulfur Dioxide from he SOuth Flare due to a shutdown of the SOuth Flare Gas Recovery System for scheduled relief valve maintenance on a vessel. Upon completion of the work, the SFGR System was r
Upon completion of the work, the SFGR system was returned to normal operation and the release ended. Letter stated that there were no excess emissions above permit limits, and no reportable quantities were exceeded. Notification made as a courtesy onl
81422

2005-08-18
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 440 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

The incident involved a release of sulfur dioxide due to a shutdown of the South Flare Gas Recovery System for a scheduled relief valve maintenance on a vessel.
Upon completion of the work, the SFGR system was returned to normal operation and the release ended. Letter stated that there were no excess emissions above permit limits, and no reportable quantities were exceeded. Notification made as a courtesy onl
81473

2005-08-18
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 472 pounds
Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

The Incident involved a release of Sulfur Dioxide from the South Flare due to a shutdown of the South Flare Gas Recovery System (SFGR) resulting from a faulty O2 analyzer on the compressor inlet gas.
The O2 analyzer was repaired thus the SFGR system was returned to operation and the release ended.
No LDEQ Number Available

2005-08-12
Point Source(s):
No.1 Dock

Pollutant(s):
Diesel Fuel - 0 pounds
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

-In the process of loading diesel at Dock No.1, a flange on the barge began to leak.
Absorbent pads. Clean Harbor called to complete clean up. In future, wrap flange with absorbent material to allow detection of a leak before a spill occurs. 1 pint release
No LDEQ Number Available

2005-08-10
Point Source(s):
Outfall 030

Pollutant(s):
Oil - 1 gallons
Cause of Problem: Weather

STORMS-incident occurred due to rain storms on the previous evening; oily storm water discharged onto Bayou Verdine from Outfall 030.
Investigation is in progress to determine the root cause of the incident, and to make recommendation on ways to prevent future occurrences.
80473

2005-07-12
Point Source(s):
Y-5 Cooling Tower (Ep-153)

Pollutant(s):
Volatile Organic Compounds - 71,000 pounds
Cause of Problem: Corrosion

Incident due to leaking exchanger.
Upon discovery, facility called an environmental contractor to conduct air monitoring and identified and isolated from the process by switching to an alternate exchanger train. Report stated that incident was preventable. However, based on additional
80436

2005-07-11
Point Source(s):
Tank Truck
Transfer Truck

Pollutant(s):
Sulfuric Acid - 0 pounds
Spent Acid - 2 gallons
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

Someone left a valve oin a tank truck open, spilling sulfuric acid.
Refinery representative Kevin McGee reported that less than reportable quantity was released. Small amount spilled on highway. Clean Harbors Environmental Services was contracted to perform the cleanup. A written letter of notification is not required.
80436

2005-07-11
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: Leak

Third Party Leak Offsite. A transfer truck owned and operated by martin Gas Company was in transit when Spent Acid leaked on the road way in the plant and offsite due to a possible loose vertical valve.
This was a 3rd party incident and the notification was made as a courtesy only. No permit limit was exceeded during the event.
80434

2005-07-10
Point Source(s):
Tank-196

Pollutant(s):
Light Paraffin - 126 gallons
Cause of Problem: Other

OTHER-Leak discovered at the bottom of Tank 196.
Less than 3 barrels were released into secondary containment. Immediate response enabled all of the oil to be recovered. Concurrent with the spill response, a magnetic patch was applied to the tank wall to stop the leak. The tank was emptied and will
80427

2005-07-10
Point Source(s):
FLARE (North Flare EP-64)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 13,200 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Release due to shutdown of the #4HDS, #5HDS, and C-3301 Wet Gas Compressor.
Operations took immediate corrective action to minimize emissions by curing unit charge rates, The unit rates were reduced until equipment could be repaired and brought back online. Incident determined to be unpreventable. Refinery indicated that the
80118

2005-06-27
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: Other

OTHER-Asphalt storage tank is on fire due to unknown causes. Storage tank developed a leak. No release of material to the surface. The fire was a flash burn resulting from ignition of some vapors escaping from a split in a seam at the top of the storag
A Conoco fire brigade is on site. Fire extinguished later on. Water continued to be supplied to cool the tank. Air monitoring was performed and indicated no offsite impact. No odor complaints have been reported. There are other tanks nearby containin
80086

2005-06-24
Point Source(s):
Y-5 Cooling Tower

Pollutant(s):
Volatile Organic Compounds - 43,313 pounds
Benzene - 57 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Incident due to leaking exchanger. The root of the cause of the exchanger leak is currently being investigated.
Facility initially identified a sheen on Y-5 Cooling Tower and the company's environmental monitoring contractors detected 10, 000 ppm or greater VOC vapor concentration on water to Y-5 Cooling Tower. A comprehensive research was immediately initiated
No LDEQ Number Available

2005-06-23
Point Source(s):
No. 1 Dock West Sump

Pollutant(s):
Kerosene - 1 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

Oily water mixture blew out the West Sump while cleaning the No. 1 West load to offload kero to Sasol. The oily water came out of the North Sump Pump hole which was covered with a piece of ply board. The pump is out for repair. W
Kerosene spilled into the Cloney Loop of the Calcasieu River and caused light sheen. Absorber pad was put ninth he water to pick up any oil. Shut off the N2 valve to the load arm.
No LDEQ Number Available

2005-06-21
Point Source(s):
Load Arm at No 3 Dock

Pollutant(s):
Diesel Fuel - 0 pounds
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

-Operators were unhooking loading arm off of a barge when a small spray of diesel came out of the flange. A few drops of this diesel went into the water and cause a small sheen.
Operators thru absorbent pads in the water and had Coastal Gulf come to help with the clean up.
79470

2005-05-31
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 8 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

South Flare Gas Recovery Compressors shutdown.
Release ended as soon as the compressor was restarted. Emissions were not in excess of permit limits and no reportable quantities were exceeded, therefore the notice was made as a courtesy only.
79466

2005-05-30
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 9 pounds
Cause of Problem: Weather

STORMS-Incident occurred as a result of a process upset at the FCC which occurred due to a heavy rainstorm.
Release ended once unit operators regained control of the process. Emissions not in excess of permit limits and no reportable quantities exceeded, therefore notice as courtesy.
79451

2005-05-29
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 13 pounds
Cause of Problem: Weather

STORMS-Incident occurred as a result of an upset on the product fraction section of the FCC unit due to a rainstorm.
Release ended once unit operators regained control of the process after the rain subsided. Emissions were not in excess of permit limits and no reportable quantified were exceeded, therefore notification made as courtesy only
79400

2005-05-27
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

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

released caused due to shutdown of the SOuth Flare Gas recovery System in order to replace C-1431 compressor.
As soon as work was completed, the system was restarted and the release ended. According to the company, emissions didn't exceed the permit limits and no reportable quantities were exceeded. Notice made as courtesy.
79328

2005-05-24
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 360 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

This incident resulted due to combustion of excess vent gases from he South Flare Gas recovery System.
Emissions not in excess of permit limits and no reportable quantities were exceeded. The notice was sent as courtesy.
77768

2005-05-23
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

planned event to flare sulfur dioxide as part of an ongoing maintenance program for removal or relief valves and installation of blinds for the FCC Unit turnaround.
Upon completion of work , the SFGR compressors were restarted and the release ended. The permitted emission limits were not exceeded and the notification as made as a courtesy only.
79166

2005-05-18
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 296 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

Incident occurred due to shutdown of the South Flare Gas recovery System.
Emissions didn't exceed permit limits and no reportable quantities exceeded, therefore notice only as courtesy.
77888

2005-05-08
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 3,200 pounds
Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

The oxygen analyzer sample plugged up causing a false reading in the analyzer which triggered a shut down of the flare recovery system.
Instrument craftsmen cleaned out the sample system and the compressors were restarted.
78898

2005-05-07
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 8,400 pounds
Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

Failure of O2 Analyzer; failed and tripped out the South flare gas recovery system.
Instrument craftsmen is repairing the analyzer. Previously identified capital project w/in days of completion installs 2 redundant, non-intrusive 02 analyzers with 2 of 2 voting required for shutdown.
78700

2005-05-03
Point Source(s):
FCC Stack (EP-41)

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

No Information Given
No reportable limits for Carbon Monoxide, and exceedance will be reported on refiner's quarterly NSPS/BACT Report in the near future. Notice made as courtesy only.
78633

2005-04-29
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

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

Momentary loss of pilot gas to the South Flare, causing the pilots to go out. Instrumentation didn't show any flow to the flare at the time. Therefore there may not have been a release
No process gasses going to the flare at the time of this event. Only a small amount of sweep gas was present into he system and any VOC emissions would have been well below reportable quantity. Notification made as courtesy only.
78649

2005-04-29
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Possible Release of Sulfur Dioxide and Sulfur Trioxide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

Shutdown of the south flare gas recovery system in order to perform relief valve maintenance.
No reportable quantities were exceeded, therefore notice only as courtes
No LDEQ Number Available

2005-04-26
Point Source(s):
Flange

Pollutant(s):
Light Crude Cycle Oil - 0 gallons
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

While pressure testing line at Dock 2 per Coast Guard Regulations, flange leaked less than 1 quart of light cycle oil into water, which was contained inside the boom.
Oil was released into Calcasieu River. Double check flanges for tightness prior to pressure test.
No LDEQ Number Available

2005-04-17
Point Source(s):
No. 1 Dock.

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

No information Given
Although oild did get on the pipes into he area, no oil was discovered in the water. HazMat was notified for a 2nd time, and the event was reported as no incident, the notification was made as a courtesy only.
78278

2005-04-15
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

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

Release occurred in relation of startup of the Product Fractionation unit. The South Flare Gas Recovery system was shutdown to remove blinds in the Product Frac area for startup.
Emissions were w/in permitted limits, therefore notification as courtesy onl
782778

2005-04-14
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

South flare gas recovery was shutdown to remove blinds in the product franc area for start up.
The incident involved the release was w/in permitted limits, notification as courtesy.
78243

2005-04-13
Point Source(s):
Unknown

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - 7 pounds
Mold - BRQ
Pollen - 0 pounds
Cellulose Processed - 0 pounds
Cellulose Natural - 0 pounds
Paper Fragments - 0 pounds
Unidentified Inert Organics - 0 pounds
Organic Material (Oil + Carbohydrates) - 0 pounds
Rust - 0 pounds
Paint Fragments - 0 pounds
Quartz - 0 pounds
Calcite - 0 pounds
Gypsum - 0 pounds
Clay - 0 pounds
Mica - 0 pounds
Halite - 0 pounds
Unidentified Organics - 0 pounds
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

No Information given
Private citizen called and stated that there was an unknown release from ConocoPhillips. The material was covering cars in Lyonade Chemicals Gate7. Citizen requested DEQ to take sample of the substance, which they did. The analysis results from LDEQ'
78175

2005-04-12
Point Source(s):
Y-2 Cooling Tower (Ep-152)

Pollutant(s):
Hydrocarbon - 2,930 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

The release occurred over a 3 day period due to leaking exchangers. The exchangers are in CatPoly depropanizer overhead service.
Once the leaking exchangers were pinpointed through sampling efforts, the Depropanizer Tower was shutdown and blocked in to stop the leak and make repairs to the exchangers. The incident was found to be unpreventable as the leas was not foreseen (a rou
78229

2005-04-12
Point Source(s):
#2 Cooker

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - 7 pounds
Hydrocarbon - 543 pounds
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

-Release due to accidental opening of an atmospheric valve on a coke drum which occurred during a drum switch.
Immediately upon discovery the valve was closed and the release ended. The incident was preventable, however the reportable quantities were not exceeded, therefore notification made as courtesy only. Release associated with citizen complaint above, in
77846

2005-03-28
Point Source(s):
FLARE (North Flare)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - BRQ
Sulfur Trioxide - 0 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

planned and controlled release associated with turnaround maintenance on the South Flare. The gas normally routed to the S Flare was transferred to the North Flare during the maintenance period.
No emission excesses therefore the notification was as courtesy.
77849

2005-03-28
Point Source(s):
FLARE (North EP-64)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 445 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Compressor C-1202 shut down due to mechanical problems. As a result they had to shur down No. 4 and 5 and 5 HDS Units. Had to depressor the unit to flare to sweep the reactors. The shutdown was caused by burned-out motor leads at the
Corrective action was taken immediately to replace the damaged electrical components and return the compressor to service. This incumbent was found to be unpreventable as the equipment failure could not be anticipated. No reportable quantities were exce
77838

2005-03-24
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 74 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

planned outage of the SFGR compressors for removal of RV's and installation of blinds associated with FCC T/A
Plan to restart compressor. No excess emissions above permit limits, therefore notification only as courtesy.
77792

2005-03-23
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare Ep-31, Area B)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 233 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

Shutdown SFGR Compressors for removal of RV'S and installation of blinds associated with the FCC T/A.
Plan to start compressors. No excess emissions above permit limits, therefore notification only as courtesy.
77765

2005-03-22
Point Source(s):
FLARE (North Flare)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 542 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

No. 4/5 HDS Recycle Compressor, C-1202, motor tripped off-line. Could not reset the motor to restart the compressor and proceeded to shutdown both units. Per the emergency shutdown , they removed the charge from each unit and purges
Shutdown both HDS units immediately. Removing the charge from the reactor sections stops H2S production.
77719

2005-03-21
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 74 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

SFGR compressor shutdown from high pressure, due to FCC steaming and No 2 Coker going to blowdown early due to hitting a 94% source (drum level). Undetermined if Area A or B will be the one to calculate the volume of emissions.
Better coordination between areas when steaming equipment during T/A. Ensure coordination of high steam-out activity with coker drum switches. No excess emissions above permit limits, therefore notification only as courtesy.
77739

2005-03-21
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 420 pounds
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

SFGR compressors shut down on high flare header pressure. FCC steaming for turnaround elevated flare header pressure (along with 2CTU gas) and when No. 2 Coker went to the blowdown at normal time (not early), it spiked the header pressure up high enough
Cut FCC steaming back and started SFGR compressors. No excess emissions above permit limits, therefore notification only as courtesy.
77636

2005-03-16
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 902 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

release for sulfur dioxide due to shutdown of the south flare gas recovery (SFGR) system to allow the FCC Unit to remove a relief valve onto he flare line and install a block valve for turnaround work. Shut down increased the amoun
Refinery said the incident was not preventable because it was necessary for unit turnaround maintenance. No permit limits were exceeded during the event and the notification was made as courtesy.
77425

2005-03-07
Point Source(s):
No Information Given

Pollutant(s):
Lubricating Oil - 336 gallons
Cause of Problem: Other - See text

OTHER-there was a 3rd party spill into the Calcasieu river. They were loading a barge from their docks with lube oil. They are not clear on what happened.
Shut down pump and closed valve and started clean up. A boom was placed to contain the oil. Clean Harbors Environmental Company was contracted to perform the clean upLube oil leaked into Calcasieu River. Refinery reported it as a 3rd party spill, and
77768

2005-02-24
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 438 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 438 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

planned outage of the SFGR compressors for removal of RV's and installation blinds associated with the FCC T/A.
Planned maintenance. No excess emissions above permit limits, therefore notification only as courtesy.
76968

2005-02-16
Point Source(s):
No. 10 HDS

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide and Sulfur Trioxide - 45 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

Iron sulfide exposure to oxygen.
Maintenance procedures will be updated to ensure filter elements remain soaked in water until the maintenance crew is ready to remove them. No excess emissions above reportable quantity, therefore the notification was made as a courtesy.
76759

2005-02-04
Point Source(s):
Excel- Sulfur Plant (EP-11)

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - 86 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

while calibrating the Amine Acid Gas Flow Meter the main air flow decreased when the Amine Acid Gas Meter indicated zero flow. Analyzer stabilization was put on manual and air demand analyzer wasn't, which caused the thermal Oxidizer
Added air. No excess emissions above permit limits, therefore the notification as made as a courtesy. Incident investigation is underway which will generate the necessary actions to prevent reoccurrence.
76779

2005-01-26
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare and Refinery Process Heater/s Boilers)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 298 pounds
Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

Release of sulfur dioxide from the Refinery Process Heaters/Boilers and the south Flare due to an upset of the No.3 Amine Unit.
Corrective action to end the release entailed repairing a defective level indicator and stabilizing the amine system to return to normal operation. No permit limits were exceeded and the notification was made as a courtesy only.
76322

2005-01-19
Point Source(s):
N/A

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen and Water - 0
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

N/A
Citizen complaint of a thick haze or vapor cloud from one of the employees at the ConocoPhillips Refinery (Dez Sims) near I-10. He observed the vapor coming from the south side of the interstate toward PPG Drive. Contacted PPG and the shift supt. (Dale
76181

2005-01-13
Point Source(s):
FLARE (South Flare EP-31)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 624 pounds
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

incident involved release of sulfur dioxide from the south flare due to a shutdown of the South Flare Gas recovery (SFGR) System. The SFGR compressor was shutdown in order to replace a faulty pressure indicator.
Upon completion of the replacement, the compressor was resorted and the release ended. According tot he facility's report the incident was preventable, however there were no excess emissions above reportable quantities and the notification was madeas
75949

2005-01-02
Point Source(s):
Y-1 Cooling Tower (EP-152)

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

The incident involved a release of hydrocarbons from the Y-1Cooling Tower due to leaking exchangers.
Upon discovery of release, the facility procedures to identify the leak source based on hydrocarbon sampling of cooling water retune lines and further sampling of specific exchangers. Operations personnel took immediate steps to isolate the leaking e
No LDEQ Number Available

0000-00-00
Point Source(s):
Unknown Offsite Source

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

No information Given
The refinery indicated that it was a 3rd party spill and the notification was made as a courtesy only.