BNSF recognizes shippers for excellence in product safety

May 24, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 24, 2018 – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) recently honored 118 shippers with the railroad’s annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2017. Companies receiving the award transported a minimum of 400 loaded tank cars of hazardous materials with zero non-accident releases during the full transportation cycle throughout the year. These customers also upheld the ethics of Product Stewardship under the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative.

“BNSF takes great pride in recognizing these customers for their commitment to upholding the highest safety standards during the entire transportation cycle,” said Dave Freeman, executive vice president, Operations. “Moving hazardous materials requires a strong partnership between BNSF and each of these companies and ensures rail continues to be the safest form of land transportation.”

Several of this year’s recipients have been honored with a BNSF Stewardship Award in the past, including 33 companies that have won 10 or more years: Agrium U.S. Inc., Akzo Nobel Pulp & Performance Chemicals Inc., BP Products North America, Chevron Products, Chief Ethanol Fuels, Citgo Petroleum Corp, Conoco Phillips Co., Covestro, E Energy Adams, Eastman Chemical Co., Enterprise Products Operations, Hess Corp., Huntsman Corp., Husky Energy Inc., Kennecott Utah Copper Corp., Keyera Energy Partnership, Methanex Methanol LLC, Moose Jaw Refinery Partnership, Nebraska Energy LLC, Norfalco Sales Inc., Olin Corp., Orica USA Inc., Pembina Resource Services, Petrogas Energy Corp, Plains Midstream Canada, Reagent Chemical & Research Inc., Simplot Phosphates LLC, Solvay America Inc., South Hampton Resources Inc., Targa Resources Inc., Texpar Energy LLC, The Chemours Company LLC, and Trenton Agri Products LLC.

Pictured from left to right: Ryan Dreier with BNSF and Amy David and Chris Scherer with Methanex.

Pictured from left to right: Ryan Dreier with BNSF and Amy David and Chris Scherer with Methanex.

The honorees for 2017 are:

ABE South Dakota LLC
Agrium U.S. Inc.
Akzo Nobel Pulp & Performance
Alliance Energy Services LLC
Amerigas Propane LP
Archer Daniels Midland Co.
Alanxeo Canada Inc.
Axiall Corp.
BASF Corp.
Bonanza Bioenergy LLC
BP Amoco Chemicals Co.
BP Products North America
Bridgeport Ethanol LLC
Bushmills Ethanol Inc.
C&N Ethanol Marketing LLC
Canadian Enterprise Gas Products
Celanese Ltd.
Cenovus Energy, Inc.
Centennial Energy LLC
Chevron Products Co.
Chief Ethanol Fuels Inc.
Citgo Petroleum Corp.
Coleman Oil Co.
ConocoPhillips Co.
Covestro LLC
Crestwood West Coast LLC
Dakota Gasification Company
Dakota Spirit Agenergy LLC
Diversified CPC International
Dyno Nobel Inc.
E Energy Adams LLC
Eastman Chemical Co.
Enterprise Products Operations
Ergon Inc.
Flint Hlls Resources LP
Gardner Gibson Inc.
Genesis Energy LP
Gibson Gas Liquids Partnership
Glacial Lakes Energy LLC
Green Plains Trade Group LLC
Hess Corp.
Huntsman Corp.
Husker Ag LLC
Husky Energy Inc.
International Raw Materials
Interstate Asphalt Corp.
Jebro Inc.
Kemira Water Solutions Inc.
Kennecott Uuta Copper Corp.
Keyera Corp.
Kiros Energy Marketing ULC
Koppers Inc.
Lansing Trade Group LLC
Linde LLC
Marathon Petroleum
Markwest Energy Partners LP
Martin Product Sales LLC
Meglobal Americas Inc.

Mercuria Energy Trading Inc.
Methanex Methanol LLC
Mid America Agri Products
Mitsubishi International Corp.
Moose Jaw Refinery Partnership
Murex N. A. LTD
Nebraska Corn Processing LLC
Nebraska Energy LLC
NGL Supply Company Ltd.
NGL Supply Wholesale LLC
Norfalco Sales Inc.
Nugen Energy LLC
Occidental Chemical Corp.
Olin Corp.
Orica USA Inc.
Owens Corning Sales Inc.
Oxea Corp.
Paramount Petroleum Corp.
PCS Sales (USA) Inc.
Pembina Resource Services
Penoles Metals & Chemicals
Petrogas Energy Corp.
Philadelphia Energy Solutions
Phillips 66
Pioneer Oil LLC
Plains Midstream Canada ULC
Plainview Bioenergy LLC
Plymouth Energy LLC
Ponderosa Petroleum Co.
PVS Chemicals Inc.
Reagent Chemical & Research
Simplot Phostphates LLC
Sioux River Ethanol LLC
Siouxland Energy & Livestock
Solvay America Inc.
South Hampton Resource Inc.
Southern Chemical Distribution
St. Paul Park Refining Company
Statoil Marketing & Trading Inc.
Suit-Kote Corp.
Suncor Energy Marketing Inc.
Tamko Building Products
Targa Resources Inc.
Texpar Energy LLC
The Chemours Company LLC
The Dow Chemical Company
The International Group Inc.
The Williams Companies Inc.
Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc.
Trenton Agri Products LLC
Univar USA Inc.
US Oil & Refining Co.
Vista Petroleum Services Inc.
WE Hereford LLC
Western States Asphalt LLC
Westlake Chemical Corp.
Wright Asphalt Products Co.
Wyoming Refining
Yuma Ethanol LLC


About BNSF

BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies. BNSF operates approximately 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