BNSF Honors 109 Shippers for Excellence in Product Safety

Apr 19, 2016

FORT WORTH, TEXAS —BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) honored 109 shippers with the railroad’s 19th Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2015.

“We congratulate so many of our customers for their dedication and shared commitment to the highest safety standards,” said Dave Freeman, senior vice president, Transportation. “Safely transporting hazardous materials requires strong partnerships between BNSF and customers and, by continuously working together, we have ensured that rail remains the safest mode of land transportation for the movement of all freight.”

The companies were selected for the award for transporting a minimum of 500 loaded tank cars of hazardous materials during the previous year with zero non-accident releases during the entire transportation cycle and for successfully implementing the ethics of Product Stewardship under the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative.

Many of this year’s honorees are repeat winners, including 21 companies that have won 10 or more years: Agrium U.S. Inc., Akzo Nobel Pulp & Performance Chemicals Inc., Canexus Chemicals Canada LLC, CF Industries Sales LLC, Chemours (formerly DuPont), Chevron Phillips Chemical, Eastman Chemical Co., Elbow River Marketing LP, Huntsman Corp., Husky Energy Inc., Kennecott Utah Copper Corp., Keyera Energy Partnership, LyondellBasell Industries, Methanex Methanol Company, Nebraska Energy LLC, Olin Corp., Pembina Resource Services, Reagent Chemical & Research Inc., Solvay Chemicals Inc., Sunoco Partners Marketing and Williams Energy Services, LLC.

The honorees for 2015 are:

ABE South Dakota LLC
Abengoa Bioenergy
Aberdeen Energy LLC
Agrium U.S. Inc.
Akzo Nobel Pulp & Performance Chemicals Inc.
Amerigas Propane LP
Atlantic Trading & Marketing
Aventine Renewable Energy
Bonanza Bioenergy LLC
Bridgeport Ethanol LLC
Bridger Marketing LLC
Canadian Enterprise Gas Products
Canexus Chemicals Canada LLC
Cenovus Energy Inc.
Centennial Energy LLC
CF Industries Sales LLC
Chevron Phillips Chemical
Chevron Products
CHS Inc.
Citgo Petroleum
Connacher Oil & Gas LTD
Crestwood West Coast LLC
Dakota Prairie Refining LLC
Dakota Spirit AG Energy LLC
E Energy Adams LLC
Eastman Chemical Co.
Eco Services Operations LLC
Eighty-Eight Oil LLC
Elbow River Marketing LP
EOG Resources Inc.
ERCO Worldwide
Ergon, Inc.
Flint Hills Resources LP
Gibson Gas Liquids Partnership
Global Companies LLC
Green Plains Logistics LLC
Green Plains Trade Group LLC
Huntsman Corp.
Husky Energy Inc.
Imperial Oil, LTD
International Raw Material
Irving Oil LTD
Jebro Inc.
Kennecott Utah Copper Corp.
Keyera Energy Partnership
Kiros Energy Marketing Koppers Inc.
Lanxess Corp.
Marquis Inc.
Mercuria Energy Trading
Metalurgica Met Mex Penole
Methanex Methanol Company
Mid America Agri Products
Moose Jaw Refinery Partnership
Murphy Oil USA Inc.
Musket Corporation
Nebraska Corn Processing LLC
Nebraska Energy LLC
NGL Supply Wholesale LLC
NuGen Energy LLC
Olin Corp.
Orica USA Inc.
Owens Corning
PBF Holding Company LLC
PCS Sales USA Inc.
Pembina Resource Services
Petrogas Energy Corp.
Petrolama Energy Canada
Phillips 66
Pioneer Oil LLC
Plains Midstream Canada
Plymouth Energy LLC
Poet Biorefining
Ponderosa Petroleum Co.
PVS Chemicals Inc.
Reagent Chemical & Research Inc.
Redfield Energy LLC
Shell Oil Products U.S.
Shell Trading Canada
Solvay Chemicals Inc.
South Hampton Resources Inc.
Spectra Energy
St. James Rail Terminal LLC
St. Paul Park Refining Co.
Statoil Marketing & Trading
Suncor Energy
Sunoco Partners Marketing
Targa Resources
Tauber Oil Company
Texpar Energy LLC
The Dow Chemical Co.
The International Group Inc.
United Energy Trading LLC
U. S. Oil & Refining Co.
Valero Marketing & Supply
Westlake Chemical Corp.
Williams Energy Services, LLC

About BNSF
BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies operating on 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states, and also operates in three Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal, and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF’s shipments help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced, and efficient railroads in the industry. We work continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve. You can learn more about BNSF at