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API’s 66th Annual Pipeline Conference

Savannah, GA

API’s 2015 Pipeline Conference and control room forum was held in Savannah, Georgia last week with over 600 members in attendance. The lure of the river boats and mossy trees were not the only attractions bringing this group together. The keynote address was given by Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, and there was an Executive Roundtable focusing on which issues Pipeline Company Presidents and CEO’s view as the most challenging issues facing our industry as well more than 50 technical sessions featuring topics such as Business, Natural Forces, Safety Culture, Human Resources and a host of other timely subjects.

API Occupational Safety Performance Awards for no OSHA recordable incidents for employees and contractors went to the following companies. In the small operator category, four companies shared that honor:

  • CITGO Pipeline Company
  • Equistar Chemicals, LP – Equistar Pipelines
  • Portland Pipe Line Corporation
  • Wolverine Pipe Line Company
  • BP Pipelines (North America) Inc. won in the large operator’s category.

The Environmental Performance Award in the small operator category, with each recipient reporting no releases, went to:

  • CITGO Pipeline Company
  • Equistar Chemicals, LP – Equistar Pipelines
  • Portland Pipe Line Corporation
  • Alyeska Pipeline Service Company won the award in the large operator category

And last but not least – API awarded its 2014 Distinguished Safety and Environmental Award to:

Equistar Chemicals, LP – Equistar Pipelines

This is API’s highest safety and environmental performance award. Equistar won the Distinguished Award in the small operator category. The award reflects the company’s consistent record of safe and environmentally sound operations.

Congratulations to all!

If you missed this year’s conference, bookmark API’s calendar of events for updates regarding next year’s Pipeline Conference and Cybernetics Symposium April 12 -14, 2016, at La Costa in Carlsbad (San Diego) California. We’ll be there!