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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

Releases in 2007

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source/Release CauseNotes
101916

2007-12-27
Point Source(s):
Level control valve(#4 Crude Unit tower)

Pollutant(s):
Naphthenic Crude - 5 gallons
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

level control valve
Spill did not reach ground, slight residue on tower equipment. Some naptha evaporat
No LDEQ Number Available

2007-12-21
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

No information given
Report states that 3rd party upstream of facility is source of spill.
101739

2007-12-16
Point Source(s):
North Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 1,100 pounds
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

No information given
No information given
101349

2007-11-29
Point Source(s):
#2 Fuel oil dock line

Pollutant(s):
Light Cycle Oil - 84 gallons
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Leak developed in pipe rack
Leak isolated and began vacuuming spill to clean up, line will be taken out of service and replace
101173

2007-11-18
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

No information given
Visible sheen on storm water on onsite ditch. Contianed onsite by absorbent booms.
100978

2007-11-11
Point Source(s):
Spill- P-878 in Area C

Pollutant(s):
Naphthenic Crude - 63 gallons
Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

pump seal ruptured
Pump shut down and blocked in. Seal replaced. Engineering conducting investigation to determine cause of failure and develop solution
100875

2007-11-08
Point Source(s):
North Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 6,517 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

relief valve lifted
No information given
100537

2007-10-26
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

No information given
Notification made with concerns of emissions of Sulfur Dioxide from the North flare, report states that permit levels were exceeded by 19 lbs but not reportable quantitie
100549

2007-10-26
Point Source(s):
Pipe in pipe rack

Pollutant(s):
Volatile Organic Compounds - 720 pounds
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

No information given
According to report release does not exceed reportable quantities but does exceed Title V permit limit and will be report in deviaiton report.
100551

2007-10-26
Point Source(s):
T-1801 tank vent

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

No information given
Release from vent on T-1801, will be reported appropriately in Title V deviation repor
100322

2007-10-22
Point Source(s):
Vacuum Truck

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - 83 pounds
Cause of Problem: Other

OTHER-Chemical reaction
Chemical reaction between acid being transferred and materials in truck. One working who was handling the truck died shortly after and the other was taken to the hospital. Will be reported in Title V deviation report.
100243

2007-10-17
Point Source(s):
Sulfuric Acid Plant duct

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 34 pounds
Sulfur Trioxide - 0
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

hole developed in duct work
No information given
100245

2007-10-17
Point Source(s):
West Manifold Sump System

Pollutant(s):
Oil - 0 gallons
Cause of Problem: Weather

STORMS- overflow due to heavy rains
A written letter will follow up giving amount released.
100239

2007-10-16
Point Source(s):
Agitator on T-2002

Pollutant(s):
Resid - 84 gallons
Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

mixer was leaking at seal
Area immediately cleaned and more frequent monitoring implemented.
100164

2007-10-13
Point Source(s):
Tank 73

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - 1 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

internal floating roof on Tank 73
No information given
100021

2007-10-07
Point Source(s):
South Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 2,083 pounds
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

unit shut down for flare header maintenance
Restablished level in South Flare scrubber and restarted South Flare Gas Recovery Compressor
99970

2007-10-04
Point Source(s):
North Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 0
Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

loss of flare analyzer
Report states no excess emissions from North Flare during loss of flare analyzer
99863

2007-09-30
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

No information given
A notification was made concerning discharge steam condensate. After evaluation done by unit engineer no hydrocarbons in stream going to flare.
99837

2007-09-28
Point Source(s):
North Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 8,881 pounds
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

multiple units were being shut down for turnaround, and caused steam to build to flare resulting in the analyzer being water logge
Steam purging rate reduced to lower emissions.
99560

2007-09-18
Point Source(s):
LPG Skid Flange

Pollutant(s):
Benzene - 6 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds - 21 pounds
Reformate - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

weld on flange developed leak
Depressured the receiver to flare so the leaks could be repaired
99300

2007-09-09
Point Source(s):
Visible sheen

Pollutant(s):
Crude Oil - 0
Cause of Problem: Weather

STORMS-heavy rains caused outfall 002 to flow
Report stated that a small amount of crude had been released and caused a sheen on the water. The sheen was going through Outfall #2 and booms were placed in water. Pumped water to fire pond. Installed sausage type absorbent booms
No LDEQ Number Available

2007-09-06
Point Source(s):
#3 Dock

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

No information given
Visible sheen on ConocoPhillips #3 Dock, Conoco cleaned up sheen although the facility was not the source of the she
99137

2007-09-03
Point Source(s):
Pig trap

Pollutant(s):
Crude Oil - 6 gallons
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

see notes
Report states that closure hatch on pig trap failed
98796

2007-08-20
Point Source(s):
Tank T-1105

Pollutant(s):
Gas Oil - 1,386 gallons
Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

the level indicator malfunctioned
Vacuum truck sent to clean up area
98440

2007-08-06
Point Source(s):
20 underground suction line

Pollutant(s):
Oil - 1,722 gallons
Benzene - 138 pounds
Cause of Problem: Other

OTHER-equipment grading the road struck the underground line
The leak in 20 line will be replac
98135

2007-07-26
Point Source(s):
Sulfur Recovery Unit

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 930 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Hydrocarbons were entrained into feed and a loss of containment occurred.
Incident is related to 07-4185, occurred within 24h of each other, and have the same root cause. Units producing sour water/acid gas rates were reduced and feed was shifted to #4/5 SRU and NaSH plant. #2 SRU was shut do
98116

2007-07-25
Point Source(s):
Sulfur Recovery Unit

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 2,269 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 142 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Hydrocarbons were entrained into feed and a loss of containment occurred.
#1 SRU feed was redirected to #2 SRU, #1 SRU was shut down for repai
97929

2007-07-18
Point Source(s):
Spill

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

No information given
As spill was cleaned up, tank was deinventoried to prevent further spillin
97863

2007-07-14
Point Source(s):
Flange at East Manifold in Area A

Pollutant(s):
Gas Oil - 5 gallons
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Overpressure of dock line caused leak
No information given
97829

2007-07-13
Point Source(s):
North Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 21,950 pounds
Carbon Monoxide - 2,191 pounds
Nitric Oxide - 403 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds - 829 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

see notes
a root cause failure analysis will be completed to determine the cause of the equipment failure. Once emissions were noticed, unit was shut dow
97796

2007-07-12
Point Source(s):
Y-4 Cooling Tower

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - 384 pounds
Cause of Problem: Corrosion

Exchanger X-3281 in the #7 HDS Unit failed
cooling tower side of the exchanger was isolated form the cooling tower water system to stop the release.
No LDEQ Number Available

2007-07-06
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

No information given
Telephone notification was made concerning flow of Outfall 002. No visible sheen, courtesy call on
97627

2007-07-06
Point Source(s):
Stormwater System

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

STORMS-heavy rains caused overflow
Booms were deployed in bayou to cap any oily sheen
97531

2007-07-02
Point Source(s):
Pipe rack in Area C

Pollutant(s):
Heavy Vacuum Gas Oil - 210 gallons
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Leak developed in pipe rack
Vacuum truck cleaned up spill, line was blinded to ensure no future recurrenc
97457

2007-06-27
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

the level indicator malfunctioned
Level lowered in W-80 and indicator was repaired/replaced.
97272

2007-06-20
Point Source(s):
Sulfur Recovery Unit

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 386 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Gas header tripped due to loss of fuel gas
No information given
96694

2007-05-31
Point Source(s):
South Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 1,329 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - 12 pounds
Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

instrument malfunction on a drum on the scrubber on the flare header
Cause analysis being performed to determine cause and prevent recurrence.
95940

2007-05-07
Point Source(s):
South Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 153 pounds
Cause of Problem: Other

OTHER-Low seal pressure in C-103 Compressor when switching pumps
No information given
95471

2007-04-19
Point Source(s):
T-371 Discharge Line

Pollutant(s):
Ballast Water - 0 gallons
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

pollutant leaks through a hole in the discharge line
Water spilled through hole in T-371 discharge line
95470

2007-04-19
Point Source(s):
X-861 Exchanger in Area A #2HDS Unit

Pollutant(s):
Volatile Organic Compounds - 5,902 pounds
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Exchanger leak in tube bundle
Exchanger was isolated from cooling tower and unit was shut down to repair exchanger
95414

2007-04-17
Point Source(s):
#1 RGG furnace
Sulfur Recovery Unit

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 29 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 29 pounds
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

operator pressed button that shut down #1 RGG furnace causing release
No information given
No LDEQ Number Available

2007-04-10
Point Source(s):
Area A tank manifold

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

-sump pump was changed from automatic to manual position ; heavy rains caused it to overflow
Operators should be trained to know when to contact leaders when sump pumps do not work. Evaluation will be conducted to determine what can be done to prevent recurrence.
95203

2007-04-09
Point Source(s):
West Flare

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 456 pounds
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Sat Gas plant experiences upset that results in flaring
No information given
95165

2007-04-07
Point Source(s):
Excel Paralubes West Flare (EP110)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 3,967 pounds
Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

see notes
The shut down of the Sat-Gas compressor caused the release of sulfur dioxide. Shut down resulted from pressure transmitter producing a false reading of a compressor seal leak.
95182

2007-04-06
Point Source(s):
No. 8 HDS Separator Piping

Pollutant(s):
Gas Oil - 630 gallons
Volatile Organic Compounds - 21 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - 11 pounds
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

-weld on line failed, developed le
Unit depressurized while weld repaired. Spool piece installed and unit returned to normal operation the next day
94414

2007-03-07
Point Source(s):
Talens Marine Barge TM-5

Pollutant(s):
Diesel Fuel - 4,200 gallons
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

-while being loaded barge was overfilled
in the process of removing a line from barge the tank was overfilled. Spill was cleaned up with abosorbent pads and booms
94346

2007-03-03
Point Source(s):
Truck

Pollutant(s):
Coke Waste - 35 pounds
Cause of Problem: Other

OTHER-spilled from truck on highway
Shoveled and broomed from highway and collected in drum
93780

2007-02-07
Point Source(s):
Barge

Pollutant(s):
Diesel Fuel - 20 gallons
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

-while being loaded barge was overfilled
Diesel was cleaned up by Conoco personnel
93437

2007-01-22
Point Source(s):
Agitator on T-2002

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

flange leak
The mixer was shut down and the flange repaired. Once the resid hardened it was picked up by Conoco contract personnel
93272

2007-01-14
Point Source(s):
South Flare

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

OTHER-Sub 109 lost power resulting in shutdown of gas compressor
No information given
93134

2007-01-08
Point Source(s):
Service line

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

unused service line leaked
A pipeline developed a hole causing the spill. This spill was cleaned with absorbent pads and vacuum trucks. Line was purged with nitrogen.
92923

2006-12-29
Point Source(s):
North Flare

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

wet gas compressor tripped and shut down
Facility is conducting root cause failure analysis to prevent future recurrence and ensure extra insulation on the bus is adequate during shutdowns