BPs US pipelines business was recognized this week for
industry-leading safety and environmental performance in 2013
by the American Petroleum Institute (API) at its annual
Don Porter, who leads BPs US pipelines business,
accepted APIs Occupational Safety and Environment
al Performance award in
the large operator category on behalf of the company.
Its remarkable for a company to earn both
awards, Porter said. I believe it speaks to
BPs long-term commitment to continually improve its
safety and environment
BP earned both awards by logging the best worker safety and
liquids handling performance statistics among all pipeline
entrants last year.
In 2013, BPs US pipeline employees and contractors
worked 5.7 million hours without an OSHA recordable incident,
achieving a Recordable Incident Frequency (RIF) rate of
Since February 2012, BPs US pipelines business has
logged more than 13 million work hours without recording an
incident causing a worker to miss work due to an injury.
BP was also the top environment
al performer based on
the two metrics used in the judging -- number of releases per
mile of liquid pipeline operated and volume released per
barrel-mile of liquid transported.
BPs 3,705-mile US pipeline network recorded only five
spills of greater than five gallons in 2013 for a rate of
0.00135 incidents per mile. This equated to a total released
volume of 3.2 ounces released for every 100,000 bbl
Were very proud of our employees and contractors
for having achieved these remarkable results in 2013,
Porter said. Our goal is to build on this
industry-leading performance in 2014.