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Koch Pipeline puts Helena Terminal in operation

The new terminal in Karnes County, Texas, is service a growing area of Eagle Ford production.

The new terminal in Karnes County, Texas, is service a growing area of Eagle Ford production.

Koch Pipeline Company Puts Helena Terminal in Operation

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. is receiving Eagle Ford crude oil at its Karnes County, Texas, crude oil terminal.

Eagle Ford Crude Moving to Coastal Bend; Creating New Jobs at KPL

WICHITA, Kan. – Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. is receiving Eagle Ford crude oil at its Karnes County, Texas, crude oil terminal.

“This new terminal is serving a growing area of Eagle Ford production,” said Kim Penner, president of Koch Pipeline Company. “The terminal will allow more efficient transportation of crude oil by eliminating the distance trucks have to travel. The crude oil will be transported from Helena to Pettus via a new 16-inch pipeline to be commissioned soon. That 24-mile pipeline ties into our existing lines in Pettus for transportation to Ingleside and Corpus Christi.”

Six Koch Pipeline Company employees support this terminal and the new line. As a result of the company’s ability to quickly adapt to customer needs, Koch Pipeline has added 24 employees at its Corpus Christi operations headquarters and has 29 positions open.

“We need more talent,” said Larry Van Horn, vice president of South Texas operations. “From operators to inspectors to engineers, Eagle Ford is creating career opportunities with Koch Pipeline.”

With this new 16-inch pipeline, and the other investments Koch Pipeline has made in terminals, lines and lease agreements with other companies, the company will have increased transportation capability significantly into Corpus Christi and Ingleside.

“We are also working with producers to develop gathering lines, either to common tank batteries or through tie-ins to our existing system,” Penner said.

Koch Pipeline’s 20-inch line from Karnes County to San Patricio County that ultimately will tie into Ingleside is progressing. The line is expected to be in service in mid-2012.

The company is the largest transporter of South Texas crude oil.

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Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. has earned numerous local, state and national level safety awards. Koch Pipeline operates more than 4,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil, refined products, natural gas liquids and chemicals. Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Learn more at www.kochpipeline.com

 

NuStar Logistics and Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. Transporting Eagle Ford Crude to Corpus Christi

As part of an agreement with Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., NuStar Logistics has reactivated its Pettus South Pipeline to transport Eagle Ford Shale crude oil to Corpus Christi, Texas.

WICHITA, Kan. – As part of an agreement with Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., NuStar Logistics has reactivated its Pettus South Pipeline to transport Eagle Ford Shale crude oil to Corpus Christi, Texas.

“With the startup of this new capacity with NuStar, we are continuing to bring quick
transportation solutions to Eagle Ford producers and to our customers in South Texas,” said Kim Penner, president of Koch Pipeline. “The NuStar line ties into our existing systems adding an immediate 30,000 barrels per day of capacity.”

The previously idled pipeline runs 60 miles from Pettus, Texas to Corpus Christi. NuStar is operating the pipeline.

“This project is part of a larger strategy to create even greater logistical options for our
customers in the Eagle Ford region,” said NuStar President and CEO Curt Anastasio. “The Pettus South Pipeline complements Koch’s expanded pipeline system in South Texas so it’s a win-win for both of our companies.”

In the past 13 months, Koch Pipeline has significantly increased its capabilities to move Eagle Ford production. In May 2010, Koch Pipeline completed projects to increase its crude oil and gas condensates transportation capacity by about 25,000 barrels per day. With Arrowhead Pipeline, L.P., Koch Pipeline added another 50,000 barrels per day of crude and condensate capacity from the western Eagle Ford counties.

Koch Pipeline will soon complete a project to expand delivery capability to the Flint Hills Resources Ingleside waterborne terminal. The company is also building a crude oil terminal in Helena, along with a new line from Helena to Pettus, where the company has an existing crude oil terminal. Another 60-mile line from Pettus to Corpus Christi has received final approval.

Koch Pipeline is the largest transporter of South Texas crude and operates about 540 miles of active crude oil transportation lines in Texas. The company also has ongoing relations with other crude distribution systems that further its ability to provide services in the Eagle Ford area.

NuStar also has been working on other projects to expand and modify its pipeline and terminal infrastructure to transport and store even greater volumes of Eagle Ford Shale crude and condensate.

In April, NuStar and TexStar announced a letter of intent to develop a new pipeline system to transport Eagle Ford Shale crude and condensate to Corpus Christi. Then NuStar and Velocity Midstream Partners announced in June that they signed a letter of intent to develop a joint pipeline solution to transport west Eagle Ford Shale condensate from Velocity’s Gardendale Hub to NuStar’s North Beach Corpus Christi, Texas terminal facility.

About NuStar
NuStar Energy L.P. is a publicly traded, limited partnership based in San Antonio, with 8,417 miles of pipeline; 90 terminal and storage facilities that store and distribute crude oil, refined products and specialty liquids; and two asphalt refineries and a fuels refinery with a combined throughput capacity of 118,500 barrels per day. The partnership’s combined system has over 94 million barrels of storage capacity. One of the largest asphalt refiners and marketers in the U.S. and the second largest independent liquids terminal operator in the nation, NuStar has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, including St. Eustatius in the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and Turkey. For more information, visit NuStar Energy L.P.’s Web site at www.nustarenergy.com.

About Koch Pipeline Company
Koch Pipeline operates about 4,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil, refined products, natural gas liquids and chemicals. Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. has earned numerous local, state and national level safety awards. Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Learn more at www.kochpipeline.com.

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Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company Donate $10,000 to San Patricio County Emergency Responders

Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. today contributed a total of $10,000 to three organizations that provide emergency response services in San Patricio County.

INGLESIDE, Texas – Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. today contributed a total of $10,000 to three organizations that provide emergency response services in San Patricio County.

“We are happy to be able to help these groups that aid so many in our communities,” said Ronnie Lee, terminal manager for Flint Hills Resources. “We recognize the critical services that the fire departments in Ingleside and Ingleside-on-the-Bay provide, as well as the coordination efforts offered by the Coastal Plains Local Emergency Planning Committee.”

The checks were presented today in Ingleside. Lee was joined by Phil Gaarder, vice president and manufacturing manager for Flint Hills Resources in Corpus Christi, and Larry Van Horn, vice president of Koch Pipeline Company.

“Our organization is committed to helping out in the communities in which we have a presence,” Van Horn said. “We are completing a construction project in Ingleside now, and have long had assets within this county. We support the efforts of the fire departments and the LEPC.”

Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company are affiliates. The companies provided $2,500 to the Ingleside-on-the-Bay Volunteer Fire Department and to the Ingleside Volunteer Fire Department. The companies contributed $5,000 to the LEPC.

JoAnn Ehmann, Ingleside-on-the-Bay Volunteer Fire Department representative, Bob Blaschke, chairman of the LEPC, and R. J. Thomas, Ingleside Volunteer Fire Department chief, were on hand to accept the donations.

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Flint Hills Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, is a leading refining and chemicals company. It markets products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol, olefins, polymers and intermediate chemicals as well as base oils and asphalt. The company, based in Wichita, Kan., has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $5.3 billion since 2002. With about 3,600 employees, Flint Hills Resources strives to create value for customers and society. www.fhr.com

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. has earned numerous local, state and national level safety awards. Koch Pipeline operates about 4,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil, refined products, natural gas liquids and chemicals. www.kochpipeline.com

Flint Hills Resources, LLC and Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. are indirect, wholly owned subsidiaries of Koch Industries, Inc. In Texas, Koch companies employ about 5,250 people directly and support more than 32,299 jobs. Total compensation and benefits in Texas exceeds $650 million annually. www.kochind.com 

Koch Pipeline Company Moving Ahead On 20-Inch Eagle Ford Pipeline in Texas

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. received final shareholder approval to build a 20-inch crude oil pipeline between Pettus and Corpus Christi, Texas to move Eagle Ford production.

WICHITA, Kan. – Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. received final shareholder approval to build a 20-inch crude oil pipeline between Pettus and Corpus Christi, Texas to move Eagle Ford production. The line, which is nearing permit and right-of-way acquisition conclusion, is expected to be complete next summer.

“With this line, Koch Pipeline ultimately will have the capability to move 250,000 barrels-per-day of Eagle Ford production from the Karnes County area to the Corpus Christi-area,” said Kim Penner, Koch Pipeline president.

The line’s completion will coincide with the updates to affiliate Flint Hills Resources’ Ingleside, Texas terminal that will have the capacity to ship up to 200,000 barrels per day of production via barge to other Gulf Coast markets.

With this new pipeline, and the other investments Koch Pipeline has made in terminals, lines and lease agreements with other companies, the company will have increased transportation capability into Corpus Christi and Ingleside to more than 350,000 barrels per day.

“We have quickly responded to producers’ needs to move crude oil and condensate to market. A key focus for the immediate future will be to help producers move their crude oil and condensate more efficiently by expanding gathering systems and connecting them to this new trunk line and our existing pipelines,” Penner said.

Koch Pipeline is nearing completion of a short line in the Ingleside area to tie in existing systems, and expects to complete construction on a 16-inch line from Helena, Texas, to Pettus in the fourth quarter.

The company is the largest transporter of South Texas crude oil.

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Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. has earned numerous local, state and national level safety awards. Koch Pipeline operates about 4,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil, refined products, natural gas liquids and chemicals. Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. In Texas, Koch companies employ about 5,250 people directly and support more than 32,299 jobs. Total compensation and benefits in Texas exceeds $650 million annually. Learn more at www.kochpipeline.com

Safety Excellence Award – Contractor

Port Industries of Corpus Christi, Contractors Safety Council of the Coastal Bend, and Contractors
Recognizes the company for providing a safe work environment for employees and contractors for assets operated by the company.

Koch Pipeline Company Bethany, Missouri, Station Recognized for Operating Safe Work Site

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. (KPL) is proud to announce that its Bethany, Mo., station has been recognized for earning the Star status under the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). The Bethany station is located in Eagleville, Mo.

WICHITA, Kan. – Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. (KPL) is proud to announce that its Bethany, Mo., station has been recognized for earning the Star status under the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). The Bethany station is located in Eagleville, Mo.

KPL owns and operates approximately 4,000 miles of pipeline carrying crude oil, refined products, natural gas liquids and chemicals, and stations in Missouri, Texas, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois.

VPP Star is among industry’s most prestigious awards. It is reserved for employers who provide exemplary occupational safety and health protection and serve as models for others. The achievement is based on criteria related to hazard prevention and control, safety and health training, management leadership, and employee involvement, among many others. OSHA determines the designation through site visits, interviews with employees and management personnel, annual evaluation and documentation review. The agency found that the site appropriately controls potential hazards and diligently provides safety and health training for employees.

“This is a tremendous honor for our company and a great testament to the hard work and dedication of our Bethany employees,” said Dave Stecher, vice president of KPL Northern Operations. “VPP is the gold standard for safety. Attaining it doesn’t happen easily. It takes a dedication and commitment to working safely – day in and day out – and meeting and exceeding OSHA’s expectations.”

KPL has received the 2010 Distinguished Award for Outstanding Safety and Environmental Performance from the American Petroleum Institute, its highest honor. In addition, it has received numerous local, state and national safety awards, as well as being recognized as one of America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today magazine. Its Southern Operations Group achieved Star certification in 2007.

Employees of KPL have set a company safety record by working 10 years – which equaled nearly 7 million work hours – without a lost-time incident. The 7 million hour milestone was surpassed on May 4, 2011. Koch Pipeline’s overall OSHA recordable rate — a safety benchmark — is 0.00, compared to the latest industry average of 1.9. When it comes to working without an injury resulting in time away from work, the company’s rate is also 0.00, compared to industry’s 0.50 average.

About Koch Pipeline Company, L.P.

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.

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Extraordinary Safe Operations Result From Constant Attention

Bob O’Hair, Koch Pipeline Company executive vice president of operations and compliance excellence, explains how working safely pays off in many ways, including operating in an environmentally responsible manner.

Bob O’Hair, Koch Pipeline Company executive vice president of operations and compliance excellence, explains how working safely pays off in many ways, including operating in an environmentally responsible manner.

2010 Distinguished Award for Outstanding Safety and Environmental Performance

American Petroleum Institute
The award recognizes the company's outstanding safety and environmental performance in 2010.

Koch Pipeline Company Wins API Safety and Environmental Performance Distinguished Award

The company won the award for its excellent record of safety performance, achieving OSHA VPP Star status for its entire Southern Operations Group, funding research to improve accuracy of In-Line Inspection testing, having outstanding environmental performance, and winning this year’s API Environmental Award for large operators with the best combined record of spills/volume released per pipeline mile.

The company won the award for its excellent record of safety performance, achieving OSHA VPP Star status for its entire Southern Operations Group, funding research to improve accuracy of In-Line Inspection testing, having outstanding environmental performance, and winning this year’s API Environmental Award for large operators with the best combined record of spills/volume released per pipeline mile.

Koch Pipeline Company Planning Another Eagle Ford Crude Oil Pipeline in Texas

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. plans to build a crude oil pipeline from Pettus, Texas, to Corpus Christi, Texas, to move more Eagle Ford production.

Permitting, right-of-way work beginning

WICHITA, Kan. – Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. plans to build a crude oil pipeline from Pettus, Texas, to Corpus Christi, Texas, to move more Eagle Ford production. Current plans include a 20-inch line, which is currently in the permitting and right-of-way acquisition phase and should be complete in mid- 2012.

“With this large-diameter line in operation, Koch Pipeline will have increased its system capability from Karnes County to the Corpus Christi-area to about 250,000 barrels per day,” said Kim Penner, president of Koch Pipeline.

The completion of the line is timed with affiliate Flint Hills Resources’ updates to an Ingleside terminal that will have the capacity to ship up to 200,000 barrels per day of production via barge to other Gulf Coast markets.

Koch Pipeline is constructing a station near Helena in Karnes County along with connections to tank batteries in Karnes and DeWitt counties as well as a 16-inch pipeline from Helena to Pettus. The 16-inch pipeline will connect to the new line announced today at Pettus.

“With several new lines, our legacy system and arrangements with Arrowhead Pipeline and NuStar Logistics, we are addressing producer’s needs to move crude oil and condensate to market,” Penner said. “We continue to evaluate major South Texas pipeline projects, including a project to connect producers in Western counties.”

The company is the largest transporter of South Texas crude oil with about 540 miles of active crude oil transportation lines in Texas. The company also has ongoing relations with other crude distribution systems that further its ability to provide services in this growing production area.

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Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. has earned numerous local, state and national level safety awards. Koch Pipeline operates about 4,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil, refined products, natural gas liquids and chemicals. Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Learn more at www.kochpipeline.com

Koch Pipeline Company Employees Set Company Safety Record

Employees of Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. have set a company safety record by working 10 years – which equals nearly 7 million work hours – without a lost-time incident. The milestone was reached March 29.

10 Years (7 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 10 years – which equals nearly 7 million work hours – without a lost-time incident. The milestone was reached March 29.

“I am honored to work with the men and women who achieved this milestone,” said Bob O’Hair, KPL executive vice president. “The achievement underscores our employee commitment to compliance excellence and 10,000 percent compliance.”

Koch Pipeline’s 200-plus employees work in six states and operate more than 4,000 miles of pipelines that carry crude oil, refined products, chemicals and gas liquids.

“We believe our safety performance is a key factor in our ability to serve our customers’ needs,” O’Hair said. “We also see that potential employees want to work for KPL because of our commitment to superior environmental, health and safety performance. To be part of our team, you must make working safely a top priority, as our employees show daily.”

The company has received numerous local, sate and national safety awards, as well as being recognized as one of America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today magazine. In addition, operations at several facilities have achieved Voluntary Protection Programs STAR certification from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Koch Pipeline’s overall OSHA recordable rate — a safety benchmark — is 0.000, compared to the latest industry average of 1.9. When it comes to working without an injury resulting in time away from work, the company’s rate is also 0.000, compared to industry’s 0.50 average.

In the past year, Koch Pipeline has announced several expansions and arrangements to increase its pipeline capabilities, especially in South Texas. The company is currently constructing a new pipeline and station in Karnes County, Texas, to connect Eagle Ford producers with refineries in Corpus Christi.

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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

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. Employees Complete Year With No Safety Incidents

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. employees worked all of 2010 with no minor or significant injuries.

WICHITA, Kan. — Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. employees worked all of 2010 with no minor or significant injuries.

“No award or accolade can fully highlight the dedication to safety and the focus on ensuring that every Koch Pipeline employee goes home safely each and every day,” said Kim Penner, company president. “Going an entire year with no injuries that require time away from work is a big accomplishment; but going an entire year with no small injuries that require something more than general first aid is a huge milestone.

“I salute our 200-plus employees who work in six states on this significant achievement.”

Koch Pipeline employees have worked 9.5 years and more than 6.7 million hours without an injury resulting in time away from work. The employees have worked more than 18 consecutive months with no recordable incidents as defined by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

“Being safe pays off in many ways,” said Bob O’Hair, vice president of operations. “We recognize that the same attention to safe working habits applies to our ability to work in an environmentally responsible manner as well. In fact, in 2010 the volume of substances that met reportable release amounts declined and we are fully committed to continuous improvement.”

Koch Pipeline’s overall OSHA recordable rate is 0.00, compared to the latest industry average of 1.9. When it comes to working without an injury resulting in time away from work, the company’s rate is also 0.00, compared to the industry’s average of 0.50.

The company was named one of the Safest Companies in America by EHS Today magazine in 2008. It is a recipient of the Occupational Safety Award, American Petroleum Institute’s top industry safety award in 2007. In addition, employees in Texas have achieved Voluntary Protection Programs Star status – becoming only the fourth pipeline operating group in the United States to earn that prestigious designation.

Koch Pipeline Company 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.