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API presents pipeline safety awards

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World Pipelines,

API has awarded its 2015 Distinguished Safety and Environmental Award to Chevron Pipe Line Company and Wolverine Pipe Line Company. This is API’s highest safety and environmental performance award for pipeline operators and was presented to the companies at API’s 67th annual pipeline conference in Carlsbad, California (USA).

“This award is a testament to Chevron and Wolverine’s extraordinary commitment to exceptional safety and environmental performance,” said API Midstream Director Robin Rorick. “Safety is a core value for the industry. These two companies exemplify excellence in protecting the public and our environment.”

Chevron won the award in the large operator category and Wolverine won in the small operator category. The award reflects the consistent record of safety and environmentally sound operations by both companies.

Wolverine Pipe Line Company is a transportation service company, headquartered in Portage, Michigan. Wolverine operates more than 630 miles of active steel pipeline in three states, connecting Chicago refineries to terminals in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. The company transports over 350 000 bbls (14.7 million gal.) of refined products a day.

Chevron Pipe Line Company, headquartered in Bellaire, Texas, is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation. Chevron Pipe Line Company operates pipeline assets that transport crude oil, refined petroleum products, liquefied petroleum gas, natural gas and chemicals within the US. On a daily basis, Chevron Pipe Line’s network of approximately 4100 miles of pipe transports over 1.3 million bbls of crude, refined products and chemicals.

Shell Pipeline Company, LP won the Occupational Safety Performance Award for large operators. In the small operator category, three companies shared that honour, including CITGO Pipeline Company; Equistar Chemicals, LP – Equistar Pipeline; and Wolverine Pipe Line Company, all reporting no OSHA recordable incidents for employees and contractors.

The Environmental Performance Award in the small operator category, with each recipient reporting no releases, went to Equistar Chemicals, LP – Equistar Pipeline; Portland Pipe Line Corporation; and Wolverine Pipe Line Company. TransCanada won the award in the large operator category, also reporting no releases.

Edited from source by Stephanie Roker

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