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Equistar Chemicals, LP – Equistar Pipelines wins API Distinguished Safety and Environmental Award


Zachary Cikanek | CikanekZ@api.org | 202.682.8114


WASHINGTON, April 28, 2015 – Today 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 for pipeline operators and was presented to the company at API’s 66th annual pipeline conference in Savannah, Georgia.

“This award is a testament to Equistar’s distinguished commitment to exceptional safety and environmental performance,” said API Pipeline Director Peter Lidiak. “Equistar sets a strong example among small operators and this level of performance is where every company would like to be.”

Equistar won the Distinguished Award in the small operator category. The award reflects the company’s consistent record of safe and environmentally sound operations.

Equistar Chemicals, LP – Equistar Pipelines is a subsidiary of LyondellBasell Industries and operates approximately 1,400 miles of pipeline in Texas and Louisiana and two storage facilities in Texas.

BP Pipelines (North America) Inc. won the Occupational Safety Performance Award for large operators. In the small operator category, four companies shared that honor, including CITGO Pipeline Company, Equistar Chemicals, LP – Equistar Pipelines, Portland Pipe Line Corporation, 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 CITGO Pipeline Company, Equistar Chemicals, LP – Equistar Pipelines and Portland Pipe Line Corporation. Alyeska Pipeline Service Company won the award in the large operator category, also reporting no releases.

For more information on the awards, please click here.

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 30 million Americans.