The Storms Report: Analysis of 2005-2010 Louisiana refinery accidents during storms
From 2005-‐2010, oil refineries in Louisiana averaged more than nine accidents per week. Refineries are required by law to report these accidents to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality when permitted emissions are exceeded. There are many causes for these accidents, including equipment failure, human error and process upset. This report looks closely at accidents caused by storms, which includes inclement weather such as rain, wind, lightning and hurricanes.