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Refinery Accidents by Year

Table 1: By refinery lists 1) number of accidents by from year 2005 to 2012, 2) total accidents, 3) amount of pollutants measured in pounds, 4) amount of pollutants measured in gallons. Pounds are for Air Emissions and gallons are for Water or Ground Emissions. Last updated Summer 2012.

Refinery City 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total Pounds Gallons
Alon Refining (3116) Krotz Springs 1 2 10 3 8 1 3 5 6 39 47,264 255
Calcasieu Refining (3585) Lake Charles 2 2 2 6 1 2 2 0 2 19 344 70,527
Calumet Lubricants (312) Cotton Valley 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 5 0 28,140
Calumet Lubricants 1 (1224) Princeton 2 0 4 2 5 4 6 1 2 26 28,161 4,737
Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214) Shreveport 18 5 10 19 16 4 19 17 18 126 331,270 112,944
Chalmette Refining (1376) Chalmette 83 88 134 71 37 30 41 19 36 539 7,062,996 12,947,169
CITGO Petroleum (1250) Lake Charles 101 37 113 90 46 40 26 18 10 481 4,177,202 2,338,962
ExxonMobil Refinery (2638) Baton Rouge 74 76 106 183 112 101 96 51 34 833 4,355,383 47,069
Marathon Ashland Petroleum (3165) Garyville 16 14 32 29 20 36 18 25 32 222 803,867 12,610,055
Motiva Enterprises (1406) Norco 34 29 25 12 32 39 32 26 22 251 3,350,965 19,684
Motiva Enterprises (2719) Convent 33 20 32 49 24 10 14 18 24 224 1,035,343 18,255
Phillips 66 (2418) Belle Chasse 17 27 19 30 21 15 8 7 3 147 2,951,710 103,059
Phillips 66 (2538) Lake Charles 83 35 52 40 33 20 12 15 14 304 457,447 559,642
Placid Refining (2366) Port Allen 12 1 3 19 10 14 10 16 7 92 232,876 204,884
Shell Facility (3462) St. Rose 4 5 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 21 913,798 26,662
Valero (1238) Meraux 37 12 31 25 19 14 6 26 17 187 1,274,305 6,495,111
Valero (26003) Norco 25 27 38 41 25 20 14 16 9 215 488,666 2,232,836
    542 381 616 626 409 352 308 261 236 3,731 27,511,596 37,819,992


Chemical Plant Accidents by Year

Table 2: By chemical plant lists 1) number of accidents by from year 2005 to 2012, 2) total accidents, 3) amount of pollutants measured in pounds, 4) amount of pollutants measured in gallons. Pounds are for Air Emissions and gallons are for Water or Ground Emissions. Last updated Summer 2012.

Chemical Plant City 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total Pounds Gallons
Air Products and Chemicals (154867) Baton Rouge 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 6,880 0
Albemarle PD Corp (669) Baton Rouge 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 629 0
ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286) Baton Rouge 6 24 15 61 35 50 40 42 38 311 5,989,966 130,001,340
ExxonMobil Supply (151165) Baton Rouge 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4,950 0
Formosa Plastics (288) Baton Rouge 4 11 9 14 6 8 7 5 0 64 358,080 0
Honeywell (289, 183605) Baton Rouge 9 3 1 0 2 6 7 2 0 30 131,545 0
Lion Copolymer (1395) Baton Rouge 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 59 0
Rhodia (1314, 87614) Baton Rouge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RSL Remediation Services of LA (38086) Baton Rouge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shell Chemical East (26336) Norco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 26 53 929,764 0
Southern Ionics (43303) Baton Rouge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    19 38 25 76 43 67 56 77 64 465 7,421,872 130,001,340


Refinery and Chemical Plant Accidents by Chemical Hazard

Table 3: A breakdown of specific amounts of hazardous chemicals from year 2005 to 2012. The table lists by refinery or chemical plant and hazard type. Some chemicals meet multiple classification criteria and are included in multiple columns (e.g. a chemical release could be both a Greenhouse Gas and an Ozone Forming Chemical, but Ozone Forming Chemicals that are measured in gallons or pounds are always disparate releases from water or air, correspondingly.). Last updated Summer 2012.

For a thorough explanation of each chemical hazard, please visit this page: Chemical hazard explanation page.

Refinery or Chemical Plant City Greenhouse Gases (pounds) Criteria Pollutants (pounds) Ozone Forming Chemicals (pounds) Ozone Forming Chemicals (gallons)
Air Products and Chemicals (154867) Baton Rouge 0 0 0 0
Albemarle PD Corp (669) Baton Rouge 0 0 629 0
Alon Refining (3116) Krotz Springs 81 20,467 16,702 210
Calcasieu Refining (3585) Lake Charles 0 0 344 44,810
Calumet Lubricants (312) Cotton Valley 0 0 0 2,940
Calumet Lubricants 1 (1224) Princeton 0 24,945 0 0
Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214) Shreveport 10 135,884 192,946 61,946
Chalmette Refining (1376) Chalmette 1,201 4,850,514 1,982,918 1,396
CITGO Petroleum (1250) Lake Charles 0 1,025,936 485,972 15,551
ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286) Baton Rouge 68,259 179,246 5,714,114 21
ExxonMobil Refinery (2638) Baton Rouge 24,260 1,958,197 2,131,933 2,221
ExxonMobil Supply (151165) Baton Rouge 0 0 4,950 0
Formosa Plastics (288) Baton Rouge 23 0 0 0
Honeywell (289, 183605) Baton Rouge 46,005 0 36,583 0
Lion Copolymer (1395) Baton Rouge 0 0 59 0
Marathon Ashland Petroleum (3165) Garyville 22,649 380,829 112,362 3,498
Motiva Enterprises (1406) Norco 56,455 2,145,240 1,079,842 406
Motiva Enterprises (2719) Convent 7,975 778,331 43,186 1,274
Phillips 66 (2418) Belle Chasse 3,793 2,351,853 547,851 50,055
Phillips 66 (2538) Lake Charles 0 278,119 163,136 6,922
Placid Refining (2366) Port Allen 0 191,841 39,957 52,500
Rhodia (1314, 87614) Baton Rouge 0 0 0 0
RSL Remediation Services of LA (38086) Baton Rouge 0 0 0 0
Shell Chemical East (26336) Norco 0 593,391 377,247 0
Shell Facility (3462) St. Rose 0 278,397 680,252 0
Southern Ionics (43303) Baton Rouge 0 0 0 0
Valero (1238) Meraux 0 1,064,181 127,846 20,285
Valero (26003) Norco 1,670 311,389 125,196 113,334
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    232,380 lbs 16,568,759 lbs 13,864,023 lbs 377,368 gals

DISCLAIMER:

The Refinery Accident Database reports accidents that were submitted to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.The Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) is the official storage site and access point for all documents sent and received by LDEQ. Although accident reports are submitted by the responsible facility to LDEQ which are intended for LDEQ to report to their EDMS system, this database is not a standardized reporting system. These LDEQ reports are filed on a rolling basis and emission types are often classified inconsistently. A final accident report that serves as follow up to original reports (such as a seven day letter from the facility) might be filed six months to two years after it happened, and we might never find that report due to the inconsistency of LDEQ's EDMS system. Our information is the best that can be done based on the information we can find. The information we have is constantly being updated as we find final reports.