Pipeline Corp. wins API award
Volume 23, No. 3
API awarded its 2007 Distinguished Award for Outstanding Safety and Environmental Performance to the Portland Pipe Line Corp. in April. This is API's highest safety and environmental performance award for pipeline operators. Mark Hurley, President of Shell Pipeline and Chair of API's Pipeline Committee, presented the award at API's Pipeline Conference in Orlando, FL.
Portland won the Distinguished Award in the small operator category. No large operator won the Distinguished Award this year. However, Marathon Pipeline LLC received the Special Recognition Award for a Large Operator in recognition of the company's continued strong environmental and safety performance.
Maine-based Portland Pipe Line Corporation operates a crude oil pipeline and terminals. It won the Distinguished Award for its sustained achievement of zero injuries, zero vehicle accidents, and zero spills in each of the previous three years, as well as its set of initiatives, management systems, and actions taken to accomplish this.
Environmental Performance Awards went to CITGO Pipeline Company, Equistar Chemicals, LP - Equistar Pipelines, Genesis Energy, Inc., Portland Pipe Line Corporation and Marathon Pipeline LLC.
Occupational Safety Performance Awards went to the Portland Pipe Line Corporation and Koch Pipeline Company, LP.