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Koch Pipeline Company Expanding South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline Capabilities

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. will increase its crude oil pipeline transportation capacity by about 25 percent in January, 2010.

Flint Hills Resources to process additional supplies of Eagle Ford production

WICHITA, Kan. – Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. will increase its crude oil pipeline transportation capacity by about 25 percent in January, 2010.

“With the expanded activity in the Eagle Ford production formation, we will be able to transport more domestically produced crude oil and gas condensates to our customer, Flint Hills Resources,” said Kim Penner, president of Koch Pipeline. “We are well- positioned to build upon this system to help meet the needs of the producers in this new production area.”

“This Koch Pipeline expansion fits well with Flint Hills Resources’ plan to run more domestic crude at our Corpus Christi refinery,” says Brad Urban, senior vice president of supply and trading for Flint Hills.

Koch Pipeline has about 540 miles of active crude oil transportation lines in these Texas counties: Fayette, Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales, Wilson, Karnes, Bee, Refugio, Victoria, Calhoun, San Patricio, Nueces, Kleberg, Jim Wells, Brooks and Starr. In addition, the company has ongoing relations with other crude distribution systems that further its ability to provide services in this growing production area.

“We have plans to further grow our system’s capacity as needed to meet new production increases,” Penner said.

Koch Pipeline currently operates about 4,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil, refined products, natural gas liquids and chemicals.

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Named one of America’s Safest Companies in 2008, Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. has earned numerous local, state and national level awards for its safe work performance. In addition, its Texas division was only the fourth pipeline group to earn U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration Voluntary Protection Programs Star status. Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Learn more at www.kochpipeline.com

Safety Excellence Award – Owner

South Texas Industrial Industry
The award recognizes the group's outstanding safety performance.

Safety Excellence Award – Contractor

South Texas Industrial Industry
This award Recognizes the group's outstanding safety performance.

Koch Pipeline Company Employees Set Company Safety Record

Employees of Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. have set a company safety record by working 6 million hours – eight years – without a lost-time incident.

8 Years and 6 million work hours without a lost-time incident

Wichita, Kan. — Employees of Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. have set a company safety record by working 6 million hours – eight years – without a lost-time incident. The milestone was reached March 26.

“This milestone could not have been realized without each and every employee doing their part to ensure 10,000 percent compliance,” said Kim Penner, KPL president. “This achievement underscores our employees are fully committed to working safely every day.”

KPL was named one of America’s Safest Companies in 2008 by EHS Today magazine. To receive this honor, companies must demonstrate support from management and employee involvement; innovative solutions to safety challenges; comprehensive training programs; and evidence that prevention of incidents is the cornerstone of the safety process.

In 2008, the American Petroleum Institute recognized KPL employees’ commitment to working safely with the Occupational Safety Performance Award, its top safety award for large pipeline operators. The award is for the lowest OSHA recordable incident rate for both employers and contractors, and requires an operator to have documented safety requirements and performance criteria.

The company earned a number of local, regional and national safety awards in 2008:

  • Award of Honor, Occupational Excellence Achievement and Certificate of Merit awards, National Safety Council
  • Outstanding Safety Excellence, Iowa-Illinois Safety Council
  • Award of Honor, Minnesota Safety Council
  • Outstanding Achievement Certificate for Excellence, and Certificate of Safety Excellence, Wisconsin Safety Council
  • Certificate of Recognition – Zero LTIs, Certificate of Recognition – Zero OSHA recordables, American Petroleum Institute
  • Safety Excellence Award – Owner and Safety Excellence Award – Contractor, South Texas Industrial Industry

Star of Excellence, VPP Region VI, OSHA

Based in Wichita, Kan., Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. owns or operates about 4,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil, refined products, natural gas liquids, and chemicals. More at www.kochpipeline.com

Outstanding Achievement Award

Wisconsin Safety Council
The award recognizes the group's outstanding safety performance in 2008.

Certificate of Excellence

Wisconsin Safety Council
The certificate recognizes the group's outstanding safety performance in 2008.

Minnesota Governor’s Safety Award

Minnesota Safety Council
The award recognizes the group's outstanding safety performance in 2008.

Incident Award

Iowa-Illinois Safety Council
The award recognizes the group's outstanding safety performance in 2008.

Exceptional Workplace Safety

Minnesota Safety Council
The award recognizes the group's outstanding safety performance in 2008.

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. Donates Land to Speer Volunteer Fire Department

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. donated 1.7 acres near Hugo to the Speer Volunteer Fire Department, giving the fire department a location on which to build a new fire station.

HUGO, Okla. – Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. donated 1.7 acres near Hugo to the Speer Volunteer Fire Department, giving the fire department a location on which to build a new fire station.

“We recognize the important role volunteer fire departments play in providing services to rural areas of Oklahoma and the rest of the country,” said Kim Penner, president of Koch Pipeline Company. “We are happy this donation will help the Speer Volunteer Fire Department better serve this area and its citizens.”

“Koch Pipeline’s donation was unexpected and will certainly allow us to use the funds we had set aside to buy property to be used for other purposes,” said Sharon Smith, fire chief. “We appreciate the company’s generosity and support.”

“Koch Pipeline is committed to being a good neighbor in the communities in which we have active operations, and in this case, in the communities in which we don’t have a business presence any longer,” Penner said. “Our company formerly owned and operated numerous pipelines within Oklahoma. As the company has evolved, the majority of those lines have been sold. This donation is a win-win: the property wasn’t being used and the Speer department needed land.”

Koch Pipeline Company was named one of America’s Safest Companies in 2008 and earned the petroleum industry’s top safety award for large pipeline operators presented by API, an industry association based in Washington, D.C. Koch Pipeline employees have worked 5.4 million hours since March 2001 with no lost-time injuries.

The company’s Texas employees have also achieved Voluntary Protection Program Star status – becoming only the fourth pipeline operating group in the United States to earn that designation.

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. It operates about 4,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil, refined products, natural gas liquids and chemicals.