Las Palmas Oil & Dehydration 

Site Review

Located in Bakersfield, California
Operating since 1994
Former location of Sabre Refining Over 100,000 barrels of tank space
Receive off-spec streams of crude oil and dehydrate LPOD is not a waste facility
Dehydrated oil is processed and sold
BS&W portion is chemically bonded with oil and sold as Dust Oil Emulsion to be used on farm roads


Product Approval Process


Composite samples will be taken from the tank prior to the start of the project
BS&W and gravity of the tank will be determined
Samples from the tank will be tested to ensure that the product meets the state and federal guide lines for waste and non-hazardous waste
Any material that is found to contain an element that exceeds the state or federal limits cannot be brought into the facility




How the Process Works


All trucks are weighed on a certified scale
Delivery trucks can be unloaded at multiple locations A three way sample is taken from each load 
Samples are tested for BS&W and gravity
Truck is scaled out
Weight tickets are used to calculate volume by gravity
Daily spread sheets are compiled and sent out by email


FAQ’s


Commercial general liability insurance of $2,000,000
PTO issued through San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Permitted through Environmental Health Services
EPA permit is not required due to the fact LPOD is not a waste facility
The road oil is used on farm roads for dust abatement
Samples of the road oil are tested and submitted to the SJVAPCD


Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessment


June 2009 WZI Inc., on behalf of National Bank, preformed a Phase I Site Assessment
This resulted in a follow up Phase II recommendation August of 2010 a Phase II was conducted, the results were:
“No concentrations of volatile organic compounds that are above PRGs for industrial soil were reported for the samples collected from borings LP1 and LP2 at the former sump in the northwest area of the site. With the exception of one sample, reported concentrations of volatile organic compounds were also below the PRGs for residential soil. Volatile organic compound analytical results for all other samples collected at the site were reported as being below the laboratory RL. No hazardous concentrations of CAM 17 metals were reported.”


Current Customers


Exxon Mobil 
Shell
California Resources Corporation 
Department of Defense
Patriot Environmental 
Phoenix Environmental


Previous Projects


February 2014 NRG Marsh Landing Generating Station in Antioch. 47,000 barrel tank cleaning project.
November 2013 Shell Carnera tank farm in Lost Hills. West Coast Environmental handled the project.
July 2013 LPOD received 17,000 barrels from the Shell Carson Refinery.
In 1993 LPOD received product from Shell’s Carson Refinery in a project partnered with Parson’s Engineering. The product was from the clean-up of two one-million-barrel sumps.
1986-1993 Material was received from the Shell Martinez facility. The project started with 5,000 barrels a month and ramped up to as much as 93,000 barrels a month.
PG&E Power plants. Once converted to natural gas the old fuel oil tanks were no longer needed. LPOD received oil from tank cleanups from around the state including Morro Bay, Moss Landing and Port Hueneme.
Golden West Refining Company, Santa Fe Springs. Product received from the tank cleanings prior to demolition.











Located in Bakersfield, California
Operating since 1994
Former location of Sabre Refining Over 100,000 barrels of tank space
Receive off-spec streams of crude oil and dehydrate LPOD is not a waste facility
Dehydrated oil is processed and sold
BS&W portion is chemically bonded with oil and sold as Dust Oil Emulsion to be used on farm roads


Product Approval Process


Composite samples will be taken from the tank prior to the start of the project
BS&W and gravity of the tank will be determined
Samples from the tank will be tested to ensure that the product meets the state and federal guide lines for waste and non-hazardous waste
Any material that is found to contain an element that exceeds the state or federal limits cannot be brought into the facility




How the Process Works


All trucks are weighed on a certified scale
Delivery trucks can be unloaded at multiple locations A three way sample is taken from each load 
Samples are tested for BS&W and gravity
Truck is scaled out
Weight tickets are used to calculate volume by gravity
Daily spread sheets are compiled and sent out by email


FAQ’s


Commercial general liability insurance of $2,000,000
PTO issued through San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Permitted through Environmental Health Services
EPA permit is not required due to the fact LPOD is not a waste facility
The road oil is used on farm roads for dust abatement
Samples of the road oil are tested and submitted to the SJVAPCD


Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessment


June 2009 WZI Inc., on behalf of National Bank, preformed a Phase I Site Assessment
This resulted in a follow up Phase II recommendation August of 2010 a Phase II was conducted, the results were:
“No concentrations of volatile organic compounds that are above PRGs for industrial soil were reported for the samples collected from borings LP1 and LP2 at the former sump in the northwest area of the site. With the exception of one sample, reported concentrations of volatile organic compounds were also below the PRGs for residential soil. Volatile organic compound analytical results for all other samples collected at the site were reported as being below the laboratory RL. No hazardous concentrations of CAM 17 metals were reported.”


Current Customers


Exxon Mobil 
Shell
California Resources Corporation 
Department of Defense
Patriot Environmental 
Phoenix Environmental


Previous Projects


February 2014 NRG Marsh Landing Generating Station in Antioch. 47,000 barrel tank cleaning project.
November 2013 Shell Carnera tank farm in Lost Hills. West Coast Environmental handled the project.
July 2013 LPOD received 17,000 barrels from the Shell Carson Refinery.
In 1993 LPOD received product from Shell’s Carson Refinery in a project partnered with Parson’s Engineering. The product was from the clean-up of two one-million-barrel sumps.
1986-1993 Material was received from the Shell Martinez facility. The project started with 5,000 barrels a month and ramped up to as much as 93,000 barrels a month.
PG&E Power plants. Once converted to natural gas the old fuel oil tanks were no longer needed. LPOD received oil from tank cleanups from around the state including Morro Bay, Moss Landing and Port Hueneme.
Golden West Refining Company, Santa Fe Springs. Product received from the tank cleanings prior to demolition.












The information listed below was generated as an introduction to the company.  Included are general overview, FAQ's, customers and attachments.  The attachments section has what is commonly asked for.  For further information please contact Bryan Porter.

Located in Bakersfield, California Las Palmas Oil & Dehydration has over 100,000 barrels of tank space for receiving, processing, storage and rental.  LPOD specializes in receiving off-spec streams of crude and fuel oil.  Special processes are used to dehydrate the oil and return it to a consumable product.  What is left is an emulsified layer of water, solids and oil that is used for dust control on farm roads.  LPOD is not a waste facility and cannot accept any streams that are shipped as such.  


Product Approval Process
  • Composite samples will be taken from the tank prior to the start of the project
  • BS&W and gravity of the tank will be determined
  • Samples from the tank will be tested to ensure that the product meets the state and federal guide lines for waste and non-hazardous waste
  • Any material that is found to contain an element that exceeds the state or federal limits cannot be brought into the facility


How the Process Works
  • All trucks are met at the gate by an employee
  • An employee will stay with the truck at all times until the truck leaves the facility
  • Trucks are weighed on a certified scale
  • Delivery trucks can be unloaded at multiple locations 
  • A three way sample is taken from each load 
  • Samples are tested for BS&W and gravity
  • The delivery truck is scaled out
  • Volume is measured by gravity weight factor on the weight tickets
  • Daily spread sheets including loads, volume, content are compiled and sent out by email


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Operating since 1994
  • Former location of Sabre Refining 
  • Over 100,000 barrels of tank space
  • LPOD is a gated facility with video surveillance 
  • LPOD receives off-spec streams of crude oil and dehydrates them
  • LPOD is not a waste facility
  • The facility is permitted to bring in products with light ends due to its flaring capabilities
  • An onsite certified scale is used to insure accurate record keeping
  • Dehydrated oil is processed and sold
  • Commercial general liability insurance of $2,000,000
  • PTO issued through San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
  • Permitted through Environmental Health Services
  • EPA permit is not required due to the fact LPOD is not a waste facility
  • SIC code is 324110
  • Normal hours are Monday to Friday 7am-5pm
  • BS&W portion is chemically bonded with oil and sold as Dust Oil Emulsion to be used on farm roads
  • The road oil is used on farm roads for dust abatement
  • Samples of the road oil are tested and submitted to the SJVAPCD


Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessment

June 2009 WZI Inc., on behalf of National Bank, preformed a Phase I Site Assessment
This resulted in a follow up Phase II recommendation. August of 2010 a Phase II was conducted, the results were:
“No concentrations of volatile organic compounds that are above PRGs for industrial soil were reported for the samples collected from borings LP1 and LP2 at the former sump in the northwest area of the site. With the exception of one sample, reported concentrations of volatile organic compounds were also below the PRGs for residential soil. Volatile organic compound analytical results for all other samples collected at the site were reported as being below the laboratory RL. No hazardous concentrations of CAM 17 metals were reported.”


Current Customers
  • Exxon Mobil 
  • Shell
  • California Resources Corporation 
  • Department of Defense
  • Mesa Environmental
  • Patriot Environmental 
  • Phoenix Environmental
  • West Coast Enviromental


Previous Projects
  • February 2014 NRG Marsh Landing Generating Station in Antioch. 47,000 barrel tank cleaning project.
  • November 2013 Shell Carnera tank farm in Lost Hills. West Coast Environmental handled the project.
  • July 2013 LPOD received 17,000 barrels from the Shell Carson Refinery.
  • In 1993 LPOD received product from Shell’s Carson Refinery in a project partnered with Parson’s Engineering. The product was from the clean-up of two one-million-barrel sumps.
  • 1986-1993 Material was received from the Shell Martinez facility. The project started with 5,000 barrels a month and ramped up to as much as 93,000 barrels a month.
  • PG&E Power plants. Once converted to natural gas the old fuel oil tanks were no longer needed. LPOD received oil from tank cleanups from around the state including Morro Bay, Moss Landing and Port Hueneme.
  • Golden West Refining Company, Santa Fe Springs. Product received from the tank cleanings prior to demolition.


Attachments

Environmental Health Permit
Environmental Health Permit 07.01.12 (1).pdf
0.9 MB


The facility Permit to Operate from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

PTO 2015-2020.pdf
0.9 MB


Commercial General Liability Insurance Coverage Declarations
General Liability Insurance.pdf
75.4 KB


A summary of the Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment reports
Phase 1 & 2 Summary.docx
0.6 MB


Department of Defense Site Review
This review was by the DOD in 2013. LPOD has received large volumes of various products from the DOD subsequent to its site review & operational assessment of the facility.
  •  “LPOD's HAZCOM program is in outstanding order.”
  •  “General housekeeping practices were meticulously adhered to.”
  •  “LPOD's record keeping/ file maintenance practices were superb.”
  •  “There are no treatment residues that are being disposed of, generated by this site. Emulsion resulting from the dehydration process is blended and sold for dust binder for agricultural roadways. The site therefore does not generate any hazardous waste.”
Las_Palmas_Oil_DOD_letter.pdf
2.4 MB
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