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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-04-011
Synopsis: On April 7, 2003, about 8:55 p.m., central daylight time, an 80,000-barrel storage tank at the ConocoPhillips Glenpool South tank farm in Glenpool, Oklahoma, exploded and burned as it was being filled with diesel. The tank, designated tank 11, had previously contained gasoline, which had been removed from the tank earlier in the day. The tank contained between 7,397 and 7,600 barrels of diesel at the time of the explosion. The resulting fire burned for about 21 hours and damaged two other storage tanks in the area. The cost of the accident, including emergency response, environmental remediation, evacuation, lost product, property damage, and claims, was $2,357,483. There were no injuries or fatalities. Nearby residents were evacuated, and schools were closed for 2 days.
Recommendation: The National Transportation Safety Board makes the following safety recommendations to ConocoPhillips Company: Revise your emergency response plan for the Glenpool South tank farm area and similar locations where ConocoPhillips Company facilities are near electric utilities to include preplanning with nearby electric facilities.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Pipeline
Location: Glenpool, OK, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Accident #: DCA03MP001
Accident Reports:
Storage Tank Explosion and Fire
Report #: PAR-04-02
Accident Date: 4/7/2003
Issue Date: 11/4/2004
Date Closed: 4/27/2005
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: ConocoPhillips Company (Closed - Acceptable Action)

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: ConocoPhillips Company
Date: 4/27/2005
Response: The Safety Board notes that ConocoPhillips has revised the emergency response plan for all its pipeline and terminal facilities to include preplanning liaison activities with electric utilities and neighboring pipeline companies. Accordingly, Safety Recommendation P-04-11 is classified "Closed--Acceptable Action."

From: ConocoPhillips Company
Date: 2/2/2005
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 2/7/2005 3:09:33 PM MC# 2050046 ConocoPhillips Pipeline and Terminals Response: The below has been addressed in the Emergency Response plans across Pipeline and Terminals. ยท Emergency response plans have been updated to include preplanning liaison activities with electric utilities and neighboring pipeline companies. If your or members of the Safety Board have questions or comments, please feel free to contact Randy Beggs at 580-767-7101 to discuss further. Sincerely: Linus J. Schmitz, Manager, Pipeline Integrity & Reliability