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Pollutants Released

Below is a list of toxic chemicals commonly released by Louisiana refineries. Click on a chemical name to access information about health effects and toxicity. Special thanks to the Environmental Working Group for compiling this information.

Pollutant Released Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone Forming Chemical
#5 Fuel Oil      
#6 Oil      
#6 Oil, Crude Oil, Diesel      
1,1,1-trichloroethane      
1,1,1-Trifluoroethane X   X
1,1-Dichloro-2,2,2-Trifluorethane (G-123) X   X
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene     X
1,2-Dichloroethane-D4     X
1,3 Pentadiene      
1,3-Butadiene     X
1,3-Cyclopentadiene     X
1-Butene     X
1-C4=      
1-methylnaphthalene      
1-Pentene     X
1-t-3-Pentadiene     X
150 Bright Stock Lubricating Oil      
2% Soda Ash      
2,2,3-Trimethylbutane     X
2,2,4-Trimethylpentane     X
2,2,5-Trimethylhexane     X
2,2-Dimethylbutane     X
2,2-Dimethylpropane     X
2,3,3-Trimethylpentane     X
2,3,4,5,6-Pentachlorophenol      
2,3,4-Trimethylpentane     X
2,3-Dimethylbutane     X
2,3-Dimethylhexane     X
2,3-Dimethylpentane     X
2,4-Dimethylhexane     X
2,4-Dimethylpentane     X
2,4-Dimethylphenol      
2,5-Dimethylhexane     X
2-Methyl-1 Butene     X
2-Methyl-1-Butene     X
2-Methyl-2-Butene     X
2-Methylheptane     X
2-Methylhexane     X
2-methylnaphthalene      
2-Methylpentane     X
2-Propenamide      
3,4-Dimethylhexane     X
3-Methyl-1-Butene     X
3-Methylheptane     X
3-Methylhexane     X
3-Methylpentane     X
4-Bromofluorobenzene      
4-Methylheptane     X
650 Extract Heavy Oil      
aaa-Trifluorotoluene      
Acetone      
Acetonitrile      
Acetylene      
Acid      
Acid gas      
Acidic Wastewater      
Alkylate      
Amines, Liquid      
Ammonia      
Ammonia Gas      
Amylene      
amylene      
Anthracene      
AQUASHAD water dye      
Argon      
Arsenic      
Asbestos      
Asphalt      
Asphalt Resin      
Atmospheric Tower Bottoms (Crude Oil)      
Aviation Fuel     X
Ballast Water      
Benzene     X
Biphenyl     X
Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate      
Black Smoke      
Boron Triflouride      
Brine oil      
Brine oil      
bromine      
Bromochloromethane     X
BRQ      
Butadiene     X
Butane     X
Butane/Butylene Mixture     X
Butanol 2     X
Butanol 3      
Butene     X
Butylene     X
Butylene      
C Reformate      
c-C4=      
C1      
C10-11 aldehyde      
C2     X
C3      
C3=      
C6 Paraffins      
Cadmium-109      
Calcite      
Calcium Chloride      
Calcium hydroxide      
Calpro 60      
Carbon Black Feedstock      
Carbon Black Feedstock      
Carbon Dioxide X    
Carbon Disulfide      
Carbon Monoxide   X  
Carbon tetrachloride      
Carbonyl Sulfide     X
CAT Gasoline     X
Catalyst      
Catalyst Fines      
Catnaptha      
Caustic Alkali Liquids      
Cellulose Natural      
Cellulose Processed      
Chlorine Gas      
Chlorobenzene      
Chlorodifluoromethane X   X
Chloroethane      
Chloroform X    
Chloromethane      
chlorotrifluoroethylene      
cis-2-Butene      
cis-2-Pentene      
cis-Butylene      
Clay      
Cobalt      
Coke      
Coke Waste      
Coker Feed      
Coker Sludge      
Combustion material      
Combustion Products      
Compressed Flammable Gas     X
Compressed Flammable Liquid     X
Cooling Water (non-contact)      
Corrosive Waste      
Creosote (Coal Tar)      
Cresol     X
Crude Oil      
Crude Oil/Oily material      
Crude Paraffinic      
Cumene     X
Cycloheptane     X
Cyclohexane     X
Cyclopentadiene      
Cyclopentane     X
Cyclopentene     X
Cyclopropane     X
Decyl alcohol      
DGA      
Dibromofluoromethane X    
Dibutyl phthalate      
Dichlorodifluoroethylene     X
Dichloromethane      
Dichlorotetrafluoroethane X   X
Dichlorotrifluoroethane      
Dicyclopentadiene      
Diesel Fuel     X
Diethyl Ether      
Diethyl phthalate      
Diethylbenzene     X
Diglycolamine      
Diisobutylene     X
Dimethyl formamide      
Dirty Light Cycle Oil      
Dissolved Air Floatation (DAF) Float (EPA listed hazardous waste K048)      
Distillate     X
Dock Ballast Water      
E-5000 Fill      
Elemental Sulfur      
Ethane     X
Ethylbenzene     X
Ethylene     X
Ethylene dichloride      
F037 Hazardous Waste      
F037 Hazardous Waste      
F038 Hazardous Waste      
FCC Catalyst      
FCC Slurry Oil      
FCCU Feed      
Firewater      
Flammable Gas     X
Flammable Gas/Light Crude     X
Flammable Hydrocarbons     X
Flammable Vapor     X
Flammable Volatile Organic Compounds     X
Flammables      
Fluoranthene      
fluoranthene      
Formaldehyde     X
Freon     X
Fresh Water      
Fuel     X
Fuel Additive      
Fuel oil      
Furfural     X
Gas Mixture     X
Gas Oil      
Gasoline     X
Grease      
Green Dye      
Groundwater Contamination      
Gypsum      
Halite      
Hazardous Waste      
Heater Oil      
Heavy Aromatic Fuel Oil (HAFO)      
Heavy Aromatic Fuel Oil (HAFO)      
Heavy Cycle Gas Oil      
Heavy Cycle Oil      
Heavy Distillate      
Heavy Gas Oil      
Heavy Hydrotreated Naphthenic Distillates      
Heavy Naphtha      
Heavy Oil      
Heavy Premium Coker Gas Oil      
Heavy Straight Run Naphtha      
Heavy Vacuum Gas Oil      
Heptane     X
Heptene      
Hexane      
HGCO Sludge      
Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds     X
Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds (HRVOCs)      
Hydraulic Oil      
Hydro-treated hydrocarbon      
Hydrocarbon     X
Hydrocarbon Gas, Hydrogen Sulfide, and Sulfur Dioxide      
Hydrochloric Acid      
Hydrofluoric Acid      
Hydrogen      
Hydrogen and Water      
Hydrogen Chloride      
Hydrogen Cyanide      
Hydrogen Cyanide      
Hydrogen Flouride      
Hydrogen Sulfide      
Hydrogen, Fuels Product      
Hydrostatic Test Dye      
iC4     X
Iron-55      
Isobutane     X
Isobutylene     X
isoC4=      
Isohexane      
Isomerate      
Isooctane     X
Isopentane     X
Isoprene     X
Isopropanol      
Isopropyl alcohol      
Isopropyl Ether      
Kerosene     X
Ketones     X
Lead      
Leak- No Details Given      
Light Alkylate      
Light Cat Cycle Oil     X
Light Catalytic Reformed Naphtha (LCR)      
Light Crude Cycle Oil     X
Light Cycle Gas Oil     X
Light Cycle Oil     X
Light Hydrocarbons     X
Light Hydrotreated Naphthenic Distillates      
Light Hydrotreated Naphthenic Distillates      
Light Oil      
Light Paraffin      
Light Vacuum Gas Oil     X
Liquid Hydrocarbons      
Low sulfur diesel     X
Lube Oil      
Lube Oil, Smoke      
Lubricating Oil      
m&p-xylene      
m-Xylene      
MEA      
Mercaptan     X
Methane X   X
Methane/Ethane Mixture     X
Methanol     X
Methyl Acetylene      
Methyl Chloride      
Methyl cyclopentadioene      
Methyl Ethyl Ketone     X
Methylcyclohexane      
Methylcyclopentadiene      
Methylcyclopentane      
MIBK(Methyl Isobutyl Ketone)     X
Mica      
Mixed Oil Products      
Mixed Oil recycle products      
Mixture      
Mobile DTE Oil      
Mold      
Molten Sulfur      
Monoethanolamine      
Motor Oil      
MTBE     X
n-Butane      
n-Hexane      
N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone      
n-Methyldiethanolamine      
n-Nonane      
n-Pentane      
NalcoCorexit      
Naphtha     X
Naphthalene     X
Naphthenic Crude     X
Naphthenic Vacuum Tower Bottoms      
Naptha (Crude)     X
Napthalene     X
Natural Gas      
nC4     X
nC5 + 350 F     X
nC5 - 350 F     X
NC6      
Neatsfoot Oil      
Neatsfoot Oil      
Nickel      
Nitric Oxide   X  
Nitrogen      
Nitrogen Dioxide   X X
Nitrogen Gas      
Nitrogen Oxide   X X
Nitrosyl Sulfuric Anhydride      
Nitrous Oxide X    
No Information Given      
Non compliant pH      
Non-Flammable Organic Liquid      
Non-Reactive Volatile Organic Compound      
Non-speciated Volatile Organic Compounds     X
Nonane     X
None      
NOx     X
NOx     X
o-Xylene      
Octane     X
Octene      
Oil      
Oil (Separator Sludge)      
Oil (Sheen)      
Oil - Distillate Rang Material      
Oil and Coke Dust      
Oil and Grease      
Oil and Process Waste Water      
Oil and Water      
Oil Gas      
Oil Sheen      
Oil tank sediment mixed with crude      
Oil, Bio Sludge      
Oily Effluent      
Oily Material      
Oily Wastewater      
Oily wastewater and Bio Sludge      
Olefins      
Organic Compounds      
Organic Material (Oil + Carbohydrates)      
Ortho-Cresol      
Orthoxylene      
Oxalic Acid      
Oxygen      
p-Xylene      
Paint      
Paint Fragments      
Paper Fragments      
Paraffinic Lube      
Paraffinic Lube P-80 Crude      
Paraxylene      
Parrafin Wax      
Particulate Matter   X  
Particulate Matter 10   X  
Particulate Matter 2.5   X  
Particulate Matter 2.5   X  
Pentadiene      
Pentafluoroethane      
Pentane      
Pentene      
Pentene Plus      
perchloroethylene      
Petroleum Coke      
Petroleum Distillate      
Petroleum Gas      
Phenanthrene      
phenanthrene      
Phenol      
Phenylamine      
Phosphoric Acid      
Piperylene      
Pollen      
Pollutant(s) Released      
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons     X
Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons     X
Possible Release of Sulfur Dioxide and Sulfur Trioxide      
POX acid gas      
Premium Gasoline     X
Primary Separation Sludge      
Primary Sludge      
Process Fluids      
Process Wastewater      
Process Water      
Propadiene      
Propane     X
Propane/Propylene Mix      
Propylene     X
Propylene oxide      
Pseudocumene      
pyrrolidine, protonated      
Quartz      
Quinoline      
R410a X    
Raffinate      
Raw Crude      
Recirculating cooling water      
Reduced Sulfur Compound      
Refinery Fuel Gas      
Reformate      
Reformer Feed Mixture      
Resid      
Runoff of Rust Colored Water      
Rust      
Sanitary Sewage      
Seal Oil      
see above      
See Above      
See air monitoring report      
See Notes      
Selecto      
Service Water      
Sewage      
Sewer Sediment      
Sewer Sludge      
Sheen      
Sheen of Unknow Origin      
Silica Alumina      
Slack Wax      
Slop Oil      
Slop Oil (benzene)      
Sludge      
Slurry      
Slurry Oil      
Smoke      
Smoke (Potentially sulfur gases)      
Sodium Hydrochlorite      
Sodium Hydroxide      
Sodium Hypochlorite      
Sour Crude      
Sour Diesel      
Sour Gas      
Sour Naphtha      
Sour Water      
Spent Acid      
Spent Catalyst      
Spent Caustic      
Spent Diglycol Amine      
Steam      
Stormwater      
Styrene      
styrene monomer      
Styreno      
Sulfides      
Sulfolane      
Sulfur Dioxide   X  
Sulfur Dioxide and Sulfur Trioxide   X  
Sulfur Monoxide      
Sulfur Oxides      
Sulfur Trioxide      
Sulfuric Acid      
Sweep Gas      
Sweet Crude Oil      
Syngas      
T-butene2      
t-C4=      
TAA      
TAME      
Tar mixture with sulfuric acid      
TBA      
Tek-Flame      
Toluene      
Toluene + 2,3,3-trimethylpentane      
Topper Light Gas Oil      
Topper Resid      
Total Organic Carbon      
trans-2-Butene      
trans-2-Pentene      
trans-Butane      
trans-Butylene      
Trichlorotrifluoroethane (G-113)      
Trifluoroethane      
Unidentified Inert Organics      
Unidentified Organics      
Unknown Liquid      
Unknown Substance      
Untreated Stormwater      
Vacuum Bottoms, Gas Oil, 6 Oil      
Vacuum Gas      
Vacuum Gas Oil      
Vacuum Resid      
Vapor      
Various chemicals      
Varsol      
Vegetable Oil      
Vinyl Acetate      
Vinyl Chloride      
Virgin Gas Oil      
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)     X
Wash Water      
Wastewater      
Water      
Water or Wastewater      
Water/Natural Gas/Oil      
Waxy Feed      
White Dust      
White Water Diesel      
Xylene      
Zinc chloride