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Anahuac, Kenefick and Liberty Volunteer Fire Departments Receive $1,500 Donation from Koch Pipeline Company

The volunteer fire departments serving the Anahuac, Kenefick and Liberty areas have received a $1,500 donation from Koch Pipeline Company.

$80,000 Distributed in Texas Today

PORT ARTHUR, Texas – The volunteer fire departments serving the Anahuac, Kenefick and Liberty areas have received a $1,500 donation from Koch Pipeline Company. These departments were one of 36 Texas volunteer fire departments and emergency response organizations to receive a check during the holiday week.

State-wide, employees of Koch companies, including Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., Optimized Process Designs and Matador Ranch delivered checks worth more than $80,000 to 36 organizations. The checks ranged from $500 to $25,000.

“Summer is a critical season for volunteer fire services and emergency responders, especially here in Southeast Texas where we have very hot and dry conditions. We recognize that it’s vital these departments be equipped to handle emergencies,” said Scott Hearn, operations manager for Koch Pipeline Company. “This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all of your hard work.”

In recent years, Koch companies nationwide have contributed more than $1 million, including plans for grants totaling more than $200,000 in 2012, to support volunteer fire departments and local emergency responders in communities where the companies own or operate manufacturing facilities, mills, pipelines and ranches.

According to the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association, there are 30,000 volunteer firefighters in Texas. Of the 1,919 fire departments in the state 1,490 of them are volunteer departments.

More on Koch Pipeline Company can be found at www.kochpipeline.com. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter:@KochPipeline.

Friendswood, Kemah, League City Volunteer Fire Departments Receive $1,500 Donation from Koch Pipeline Company

The volunteer fire departments serving the Friendswood, Kemah and League City areas have received a $1,500 donation from Koch Pipeline Company.

$80,000 Distributed in Texas Today

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – The volunteer fire departments serving the Friendswood, Kemah and League City areas have received a $1,500 donation from Koch Pipeline Company. These departments were one of 36 Texas volunteer fire departments and emergency response organizations to receive a check during the holiday week.

State-wide, employees of Koch companies, including Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., Optimized Process Designs and Matador Ranch delivered checks worth more than $80,000 to 36 organizations. The checks ranged from $500 to $25,000.

“Summer is a critical season for volunteer fire services and emergency responders, especially here in Southeast Texas where we have very hot and dry conditions. We recognize that it’s vital these departments be equipped to handle emergencies,” said Scott Hearn, operations manager for Koch Pipeline Company. “This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all of your hard work.”

In recent years, Koch companies nationwide have contributed more than $1 million, including plans for grants totaling more than $200,000 in 2012, to support volunteer fire departments and local emergency responders in communities where the companies own or operate manufacturing facilities, mills, pipelines and ranches.

According to the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association, there are 30,000 volunteer firefighters in Texas. Of the 1,919 fire departments in the state 1,490 of them are volunteer departments.

More on Koch Pipeline Company can be found at www.kochpipeline.com. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter:@KochPipeline.

Sinton Volunteer Fire Department and Coastal Plains LEPC Receive $4,500 Combined Donation from Koch Pipeline Company

The volunteer fire department in the City of Sinton and the Coastal Plains Local Emergency Committee received a combined donation of $4,500 from Koch Pipeline Company.

$54,000 Divided Among 13 South Texas Non-Profit Organizations

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The volunteer fire department in the City of Sinton and the Coastal Plains Local Emergency Committee received a combined donation of $4,500 from Koch Pipeline Company. The Coastal Plains LEPC received a check for $2,500 and the Sinton Volunteer Fire Department received $2,000. These two organizations were among 13 South Texas volunteer fire departments and emergency response organizations to receive checks during a special presentation held Tuesday, July 3, at Flint Hills Resources’ West refinery in Corpus Christi. A total of $54,000 in funding was handed out during the event.

State-wide, employees of Koch companies, including Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., Optimized Process Designs and Matador Ranch delivered checks worth more than $80,000 to 36 organizations. The checks ranged from $500 to $25,000.

“Summer is a critical season for volunteer fire services and emergency responders, especially here in South Texas where we have very hot and dry conditions. We recognize that it’s vital these departments be equipped to handle emergencies,” said Larry Van Horn, vice president of operations for Koch Pipeline Company. “Many of the communities where we do business rely heavily on volunteer fire departments. This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all of your hard work.”

In recent years, Koch companies nationwide have contributed more than $1 million, including plans for grants totaling more than $200,000 in 2012, to support volunteer fire departments and local emergency responders in communities where the companies own or operate manufacturing facilities, mills, pipelines and ranches.

“We are very aware that three-quarters of the firefighters in our state are voluntarily putting their lives on the line to save other lives and protect property. Some of our own employees volunteer for these departments,” said Phil Gaarder, vice president of manufacturing for Flint Hills Resources. “It was an honor to be able to hand these departments some funding that we know is critical.”

According to the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association, there are 30,000 volunteer firefighters in Texas. Of the 1,919 fire departments in the state 1,490 of them are volunteer departments.

More on Flint Hills Resources can be found at www.fhr.com or follow us on Facebook. More on Koch Pipeline Company can be found at www.kochpipeline.com.

Nederland Volunteer Fire Department and Jefferson County LEPC Receive $2,500 Donation from Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company

The volunteer fire department in Nederland and the Jefferson County Local Emergency Committee received a $2,500 donation from Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company.

$9,500 Divided Among Eight Southeast Texas Non-Profit Organizations

PORT ARTHUR, Texas – The volunteer fire department in Nederland and the Jefferson County Local Emergency Committee received a $2,500 donation from Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company. These two organizations were among 8 Southeast Texas volunteer fire departments and emergency response organizations to receive checks during a special presentation held Tuesday, July 3, at the City of Nederland Office Building. A total of $9,500 in funding was handed out during the event.

State-wide, employees of Koch companies, including Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., Optimized Process Designs and Matador Ranch delivered checks worth more than $80,000 to 36 organizations. The checks ranged from $500 to $25,000.

“Summer is a critical season for volunteer fire services and emergency responders, especially here in Southeast Texas where we have very hot and dry conditions. We recognize that it’s vital these departments be equipped to handle emergencies,” said Jeff Tilley, plant manager for Flint Hills Resources. “This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all of your hard work.”

In recent years, Koch companies nationwide have contributed more than $1 million, including plans for grants totaling more than $200,000 in 2012, to support volunteer fire departments and local emergency responders in communities where the companies own or operate manufacturing facilities, mills, pipelines and ranches.

“We are very aware that three-quarters of the firefighters in our state are voluntarily putting their lives on the line to save other lives and protect property. Some of our own employees volunteer for these departments,” said Scott Hearn, operations manager for Koch Pipeline Company. “It was an honor to be able to hand these departments some funding that we know is critical.”

According to the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association, there are 30,000 volunteer firefighters in Texas. Of the 1,919 fire departments in the state 1,490 of them are volunteer departments.

More on Flint Hills Resources can be found at www.fhr.com or follow us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter: @flint_hills_. More on Koch Pipeline Company can be found at www.kochpipeline.com. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter:@KochPipeline. 

Bluebonnet Volunteer Fire Department Receives $7,000 from Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company

BASTROP, Texas – The volunteer fire department serving the Cedar Creek area has received a $7,000 donation from Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. Bluebonnet Volunteer Fire Department was one of 36 Texas volunteer fire departments and emergency response organizations to receive a check during presentations held Tuesday, July 3.

$80,000 Distributed in Texas Today

BASTROP, Texas – The volunteer fire department serving the Cedar Creek area has received a $7,000 donation from Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. Bluebonnet Volunteer Fire Department was one of 36 Texas volunteer fire departments and emergency response organizations to receive a check during presentations held Tuesday, July 3.

State-wide, employees of Koch companies, including Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., Optimized Process Designs and Matador Ranch delivered checks worth more than $80,000 to 36 organizations. The checks ranged from $500 to $25,000.

“Summer is a critical season for volunteer fire services and emergency responders, especially here in Central Texas where we have very hot and dry conditions. We recognize that it’s vital these departments be equipped to handle emergencies,” said Matt Figueroa, terminal manager for Flint Hills Resources. “This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all of your hard work.”

In recent years, Koch companies nationwide have contributed more than $1 million, including plans for grants totaling more than $200,000 in 2012, to support volunteer fire departments and local emergency responders in communities where the companies own or operate manufacturing facilities, mills, pipelines and ranches.

“We are very aware that three-quarters of the firefighters in our state are voluntarily putting their lives on the line to save other lives and protect property. Some of our own employees volunteer for these departments,” said Kevin Swaner, operations manager for Koch Pipeline Company. “It was an honor to be able to hand these departments some funding that we know is critical.”

According to the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association, there are 30,000 volunteer firefighters in Texas. Of the 1,919 fire departments in the state 1,490 of them are volunteer departments.

More on Flint Hills Resources can be found at www.fhr.com or follow us on Facebook. More on Koch Pipeline Company can be found at www.kochpipeline.com

Beeville Volunteer Fire Department Receives $1,000 Donation from Koch Pipeline Company

The volunteer fire department in the City of Beeville has received a donation of $1,000 from Koch Pipeline Company.

$54,000 Divided Among 13 South Texas Non-Profit Organizations

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The volunteer fire department in the City of Beeville has received a donation of $1,000 from Koch Pipeline Company. The department was among 13 South Texas volunteer fire departments and emergency response organizations to receive checks during a special presentation held Tuesday, July 3, at Flint Hills Resources’ West refinery in Corpus Christi. A total of $54,000 in funding was handed out during the event.

State-wide, employees of Koch companies, including Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., Optimized Process Designs and Matador Ranch delivered checks worth more than $80,000 to 36 organizations. The checks ranged from $500 to $25,000.

“Summer is a critical season for volunteer fire services and emergency responders, especially here in South Texas where we have very hot and dry conditions. We recognize that it’s vital these departments be equipped to handle emergencies,” said Larry Van Horn, vice president of operations for Koch Pipeline Company. “Many of the communities where we do business rely heavily on volunteer fire departments. This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all of your hard work.”

In recent years, Koch companies nationwide have contributed more than $1 million, including plans for grants totaling more than $200,000 in 2012, to support volunteer fire departments and local emergency responders in communities where the companies own or operate manufacturing facilities, mills, pipelines and ranches.

“We are very aware that three-quarters of the firefighters in our state are voluntarily putting their lives on the line to save other lives and protect property. Some of our own employees volunteer for these departments,” said Phil Gaarder, vice president of manufacturing for Flint Hills Resources. “It was an honor to be able to hand these departments some funding that we know is critical.”

According to the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association, there are 30,000 volunteer firefighters in Texas. Of the 1,919 fire departments in the state 1,490 of them are volunteer departments.

More on Flint Hills Resources can be found at www.fhr.com or follow us on Facebook. More on Koch Pipeline Company can be found at www.kochpipeline.com.

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Karnes, Kenedy, Pettus-Tuleta Volunteer Fire Departments Receive $6,000 Combined Donation from Koch Pipeline Company

The volunteer fire departments in Karnes, Kenedy and Pettus- Tuleta have received a combined donation of $6,000 from Koch Pipeline Company.

$54,000 Divided Among 13 South Texas Non-Profit Organizations

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The volunteer fire departments in Karnes, Kenedy and Pettus- Tuleta have received a combined donation of $6,000 from Koch Pipeline Company. The Kenedy Volunteer Fire Department received a check for $1,000, Karnes Volunteer Fire Department received $2,500, and Pettus-Tuleta Volunteer Fire Department received $2,500. These three departments were among 13 South Texas volunteer fire departments and emergency response organizations to receive checks during a special presentation held Tuesday, July 3, at Flint Hills Resources’ West refinery in Corpus Christi. A total of $54,000 in funding was handed out during the event.

State-wide, employees of Koch companies, including Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., Optimized Process Design and Matador Ranch delivered checks worth more than $80,000 to 36 organizations. The checks ranged from $500 to $25,000.

“Summer is a critical season for volunteer fire services and emergency responders, especially here in South Texas where we have very hot and dry conditions. We recognize that it’s vital these departments be equipped to handle emergencies,” said Larry Van Horn, vice president of operations for Koch Pipeline Company. “Many of the communities where we do business rely heavily on volunteer fire departments. This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all of your hard work.”

In recent years, Koch companies nationwide have contributed more than $1 million, including plans for grants totaling more than $200,000 in 2012, to support volunteer fire departments and local emergency responders in communities where the companies own or operate manufacturing facilities, mills, pipelines and ranches.

“We are very aware that three-quarters of the firefighters in our state are voluntarily putting their lives on the line to save other lives and protect property. Some of our own employees volunteer for these departments,” said Phil Gaarder, vice president of manufacturing for Flint Hills Resources. “It was an honor to be able to hand these departments some funding that we know is critical.”

According to the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association, there are 30,000 volunteer firefighters in Texas. Of the 1,919 fire departments in the state 1,490 of them are volunteer departments.

More on Flint Hills Resources can be found at www.fhr.com or follow us on Facebook. More on Koch Pipeline Company can be found at www.kochpipeline.com.

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Ingleside & Ingleside on the Bay Volunteer Fire Departments Receive $10,000 Combined Donation from Koch Pipeline Company and Flint Hills Resources

The volunteer fire departments in Ingleside and Ingleside on the Bay have received a combined donation of $10,000 from Koch Pipeline Company and Flint Hills Resources.

$54,000 Divided Among 13 South Texas Non-Profit Organizations

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The volunteer fire departments in Ingleside and Ingleside on the Bay have received a combined donation of $10,000 from Koch Pipeline Company and Flint Hills Resources. The Ingleside Volunteer Fire Department received a check for $5,000 and the Ingleside on the Bay Volunteer Fire Department received $5,000. These two departments were among 13 South Texas volunteer fire departments and emergency response organizations to receive checks during a special presentation held Tuesday, July 3, at Flint Hills Resources’ West refinery in Corpus Christi. A total of $54,000 in funding was handed out during the event.

State-wide, employees of Koch companies, including Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., Optimized Process Design and Matador Ranch delivered checks worth more than $80,000 to 36 organizations. The checks ranged from $500 to $25,000.

“Summer is a critical season for volunteer fire services and emergency responders, especially here in South Texas where we have very hot and dry conditions. We recognize that it’s vital these departments be equipped to handle emergencies,” said Larry Van Horn, vice president of operations for Koch Pipeline Company. “Many of the communities where we do business rely heavily on volunteer fire departments. This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all of your hard work.”

In recent years, Koch companies nationwide have contributed more than $1 million, including plans for grants totaling more than $200,000 in 2012, to support volunteer fire departments and local emergency responders in communities where the companies own or operate manufacturing facilities, mills, pipelines and ranches.

“We are very aware that three-quarters of the firefighters in our state are voluntarily putting their lives on the line to save other lives and protect property. Some of our own employees volunteer for these departments,” said Phil Gaarder, vice president of manufacturing for Flint Hills Resources. “It was an honor to be able to hand these departments some funding that we know is critical.”

According to the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association, there are 30,000 volunteer firefighters in Texas. Of the 1,919 fire departments in the state 1,490 of them are volunteer departments.

More on Flint Hills Resources can be found at www.fhr.com or follow us on Facebook. More on Koch Pipeline Company can be found at www.kochpipeline.com

Hardin and Devers Volunteer Fire Departments Receive $1,500 Donation from Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company

The volunteer fire departments in Hardin and Devers received a $1,500 donation from Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company.

$9,500 Divided Among 8 Southeast Texas Non-Profit Organizations

SOUR LAKE, Texas – The volunteer fire departments in Hardin and Devers received a $1,500 donation from Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company. The departments were among 8 Southeast Texas volunteer fire departments and emergency response organizations to receive checks during a special presentation held Tuesday, July 3, at the City of Nederland Office Building. A total of $9,500 in funding was handed out during the event.

State-wide, employees of Koch companies, including Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., Optimized Process Designs and Matador Ranch delivered checks worth more than $80,000 to 36 organizations. The checks ranged from $500 to $25,000.

“Summer is a critical season for volunteer fire services and emergency responders, especially here in Southeast Texas where we have very hot and dry conditions. We recognize that it’s vital these departments be equipped to handle emergencies,” said Elliott Wohlferd, facility manager for Flint Hills Resources. “This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all of your hard work.”

In recent years, Koch companies nationwide have contributed more than $1 million, including plans for grants totaling more than $200,000 in 2012, to support volunteer fire departments and local emergency responders in communities where the companies own or operate manufacturing facilities, mills, pipelines and ranches.

“We are very aware that three-quarters of the firefighters in our state are voluntarily putting their lives on the line to save other lives and protect property. Some of our own employees volunteer for these departments,” said Scott Hearn, operations manager for Koch Pipeline Company. “It was an honor to be able to hand these departments some funding that we know is critical.”

According to the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association, there are 30,000 volunteer firefighters in Texas. Of the 1,919 fire departments in the state 1,490 of them are volunteer departments.

More on Flint Hills Resources can be found at www.fhr.com or follow us on Facebook   and follow us on Twitter: @flint_hills_. More on Koch Pipeline Company can be found at www.kochpipeline.com. Find us on Facebook  and follow us on Twitter:@KochPipeline. 

Sour Lake, Kountze, Lumberton Volunteer Fire Departments, Hardin County LEPC Receive $5,500 Donation

The volunteer fire departments in Sour Lake and Kountze, and the Hardin County Local Emergency Committee received a $3,500 donation from Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company.

$9,500 Divided Among 8 Southeast Texas Non-Profit Organizations

SOUR LAKE, Texas – The volunteer fire departments in Sour Lake and Kountze, and the Hardin County Local Emergency Committee received a $3,500 donation from Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company. These three organizations were among 8 Southeast Texas volunteer fire departments and emergency response organizations to receive checks during a special presentation held Tuesday, July 3, at the City of Nederland Office Building. A total of $9,500 in funding was handed out during the event.

State-wide, employees of Koch companies, including Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., Optimized Process Designs and Matador Ranch delivered checks worth more than $80,000 to 36 organizations. The checks ranged from $500 to $25,000.

“Summer is a critical season for volunteer fire services and emergency responders, especially here in Southeast Texas where we have very hot and dry conditions. We recognize that it’s vital these departments be equipped to handle emergencies,” said Elliott Wohlferd, facility manager for Flint Hills Resources. “This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all of your hard work.”

In recent years, Koch companies nationwide have contributed more than $1 million, including plans for grants totaling more than $200,000 in 2012, to support volunteer fire departments and local emergency responders in communities where the companies own or operate manufacturing facilities, mills, pipelines and ranches.

“We are very aware that three-quarters of the firefighters in our state are voluntarily putting their lives on the line to save other lives and protect property. Some of our own employees volunteer for these departments,” said Scott Hearn, operations manager for Koch Pipeline Company. “It was an honor to be able to hand these departments some funding that we know is critical.”

According to the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association, there are 30,000 volunteer firefighters in Texas. Of the 1,919 fire departments in the state 1,490 of them are volunteer departments.

More on Flint Hills Resources can be found at www.fhr.com or follow us on Facebook   and follow us on Twitter: @flint_hills_. More on Koch Pipeline Company can be found at www.kochpipeline.com. Find us on Facebook:  and follow us on Twitter:@KochPipeline. 

Refugio Volunteer Fire Department Receives $2,500 Donation from Koch Pipeline Company

The volunteer fire department in the City of Refugio has received a donation of $2,500 from Koch Pipeline Company.

$54,000 Divided Among 13 South Texas Non-Profit Organizations

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The volunteer fire department in the City of Refugio has received a donation of $2,500 from Koch Pipeline Company. The department was among 13 South Texas volunteer fire departments and emergency response organizations to receive checks during a special presentation held Tuesday, July 3, at Flint Hills Resources’ West refinery in Corpus Christi. A total of $54,000 in funding was handed out during the event.

State-wide, employees of Koch companies, including Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., Optimized Process Designs and Matador Ranch delivered checks worth more than $80,000 to 36 organizations. The checks ranged from $500 to $25,000.

“Summer is a critical season for volunteer fire services and emergency responders, especially here in South Texas where we have very hot and dry conditions. We recognize that it’s vital these departments be equipped to handle emergencies,” said Larry Van Horn, vice president of operations for Koch Pipeline Company. “Many of the communities where we do business rely heavily on volunteer fire departments. This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all of your hard work.”

In recent years, Koch companies nationwide have contributed more than $1 million, including plans for grants totaling more than $200,000 in 2012, to support volunteer fire departments and local emergency responders in communities where the companies own or operate manufacturing facilities, mills, pipelines and ranches.

“We are very aware that three-quarters of the firefighters in our state are voluntarily putting their lives on the line to save other lives and protect property. Some of our own employees volunteer for these departments,” said Phil Gaarder, vice president of manufacturing for Flint Hills Resources. “It was an honor to be able to hand these departments some funding that we know is critical.”

According to the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association, there are 30,000 volunteer firefighters in Texas. Of the 1,919 fire departments in the state 1,490 of them are volunteer departments.

More on Flint Hills Resources can be found at www.fhr.com or follow us on Facebook. More on Koch Pipeline Company can be found at www.kochpipeline.com

Award of Honor

Minnesota Safety Council
The award recognizes Koch Pipeline's northern operating group for exceptional performance in safety during 2011.

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. Earns Second API Distinguished Award For Safety and Environmental Performance

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. has received the API Distinguished Award for Outstanding Safety and Environmental Performance in the large pipeline operator category for the second consecutive year.

WICHITA, Kan. – Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. has received the API Distinguished Award for Outstanding Safety and Environmental Performance in the large pipeline operator category for the second consecutive year.

“Koch Pipeline is honored to have earned this recognition of our hard work and dedication to safety and the environment,” said Kim Penner, president of Koch Pipeline. “2011 was a big year for our company. We executed construction plans safely, hired many new team members, and continued to strive to improve our overall performance. This award fully illustrates the commitment our team has for operating safely and responsibly.”

Bob O‘Hair, executive vice president of operations and compliance excellence for Koch Pipeline, represented the company at API’s 63rd annual Pipeline Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on April 18. Koch Pipeline also earned API’s Environmental Performance Award for large operators.

Koch Pipeline’s safety and environmental accomplishments include these:

  • Employees have worked 7,408,689 hours since the last lost-time incident (days away from work and restricted work injuries).
  • No employees lost a day of work due to injury or restricted work cases.
  • Koch Pipeline is the only pipeline company in the nation with an entire pipeline system qualified as a VPP Star work site.
  • The company designed and built a pipeline station in Texas with a closed-vent storage tank system and flare device to minimize volatile organic compounds emissions.
  • Koch Pipeline communicates pipeline safety to landowners and neighbors who live near a pipeline, when pipeline activities are within public view, and when specialized projects occur on the right of way.

“I am very proud of our employees,” said O’Hair. “This achievement is a testament to their commitment to our goal of compliance excellence and continuous improvement.”

Based in Wichita, Kansas, Koch Pipeline operates about 4,000 miles of crude oil, refined petroleum products, chemicals, ethanol, and natural gas liquids pipelines in Texas, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

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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, www.facebook.com/kochpipeline, www.twitter.com/kochpipeline.

Distinguished Award for Outstanding Safety and Environmental Performance

American Petroleum Institute
The award recognizes the company outstanding safety and environmental performance during 2011.

Make the Right Call Before You Dig

Spring is in the air, heralding the beginning of the digging season. Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. supports April as National Safe Digging Month to increase awareness about the importance of calling the national 811 number before you dig.

Wichita, Kan. – Spring is in the air, heralding the beginning of the digging season. Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. supports April as National Safe Digging Month to increase awareness about the importance of calling the national 811 number before you dig.

“Keeping our neighbors safe and informed is a top priority for Koch Pipeline,” said Bob O’Hair, executive vice president of operations for Koch Pipeline. “Calling 811 before you begin any digging project will help avoid problems.”

Koch Pipeline owns or operates pipelines in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Texas.

Each year, many Americans are injured or cause property damage due to their failure to take proper precautions before starting projects. Incidents caused by unsafe digging practices can compromise safety, create environmental hazards and cause service disruptions. According to the Common Ground Alliance, 49 percent of Americans who plan to dig this year will put their community’s safety at risk by not calling 811 to learn the approximate location of underground utilities. Further data indicate that an underground utility line is damaged by digging once every three minutes nationwide, and in one-third of these incidents, the digger did not call 811.

Koch Pipeline encourages people to call 811 several days prior to digging – states have various time requirements. The caller will then be connected to a local call notification center. The caller’s information will be forwarded to the appropriate local utility companies, and a professional locator will visit the dig site to mark the lines with flags or spray paint indicating the location of underground utilities. Having utilities marked is vital to the safety and protection of those who live or work around underground utilities

Respecting the marks by waiting the appropriate amount of time is critical to a safe digging experience. In addition, if someone wants to dig near a Koch Pipeline asset, a Koch Pipeline representative must be on site to observe the digging.

Help spread the word about “Call Before You Dig.”

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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 in Texas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois that transport crude oil, refined products, ethanol, 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.

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Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. Contributes $1,000 To Bluebonnet Acres Volunteer Fire Department

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. contributed $1,000 to the Bluebonnet Acres Volunteer Fire Department in support of the fire department’s operations. The fire department serves Cedar Creek, Wyldwood, Utley and surrounding areas.

BASTROP, Texas – Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. contributed $1,000 to the Bluebonnet Acres Volunteer Fire Department in support of the fire department’s operations. The fire department serves Cedar Creek, Wyldwood, Utley and surrounding areas.

“Without donations from companies like Koch Pipeline, most of the volunteer fire departments would not survive,” said David Fox, assistant fire chief. “Thank you for coming forward and offering to help as we can now concentrate on training and operations for our volunteers.”

Bluebonnet Acres Volunteer Fire Department originated in 1968 with its first fire truck, an old refueling truck converted to pump water ― with no brakes. Through numerous contributions from the government and the community, the fire department has grown and now operates three stations throughout its coverage area, with 30 active volunteers.

“Koch Pipeline is proud to donate to the Bluebonnet Acres Volunteer Fire Department in support of the critical services they provide to the community,” said Larry Van Horn, vice president of Southern Operations for Koch Pipeline. “We work hard to develop relationships with local organizations who share our concerns about safety and the environment.”

Koch Pipeline operates a refined products line that crosses Bastrop County. Koch Pipeline has several positions available for employment in a number of central and south Texas counties.

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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, ethanol, 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, L.P. Contributes $1,000 For Pettus-Tuleta VFD

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. has contributed $1,000 to aid the Pettus-Tuleta Volunteer Fire Department. This donation will help the fire department purchase critical equipment necessary to maintain its operations.

PETTUS, Texas – Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. has contributed $1,000 to aid the Pettus-Tuleta Volunteer Fire Department. This donation will help the fire department purchase critical equipment necessary to maintain its operations.

“We thank Koch Pipeline for acknowledging us and truly appreciate this donation,” said Robert Rodgers, fire chief. “It will certainly assist us as we purchase radio equipment, pagers and antenna repeaters needed to further our efforts to protect and provide emergency services to our community.”

Organized in November 1950, the fire department is comprised of 20 active members who not only respond to fires, but also serve as first responders who provide aid during medical emergencies in the communities it serves.

“Koch Pipeline is pleased to support the critical services that these responders provide to its surrounding communities,” said Larry Van Horn, vice president of Southern Operations for Koch Pipeline. “In the communities in which we operate, we strive to cultivate relationships with organizations who feel as strongly as we do about safety and the environment.”

Koch Pipeline operates a crude oil terminal near Pettus and employs 3 people in Bee County, and has several positions open in Bee and Karnes counties.

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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, ethanol, 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 Industries, Inc. and Koch Companies’ Employees Donate and Raise More Than $200,000 to Help Fund Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters

Koch Industries donated $150,000 and Koch employees raised more than $50,000 to kick start Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl For Kids’ Sake state-wide campaign.

Koch Industries donated $150,000 and Koch employees raised more than $50,000 to kick start Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl For Kids’ Sake state-wide campaign.

Koch Pipeline Co. Well Prepared for Eagle Ford Activity

Koch Pipeline has long been one of the most active companies in South Texas oil fields as a transporter, and is well positioned for opportunities presented by the Eagle Ford boom.

Koch Pipeline has long been one of the most active companies in South Texas oil fields as a transporter, and is well positioned for opportunities presented by the Eagle Ford boom. Larry Van Horn, vice president of Koch Pipeline, discusses the company’s efforts to meet producer needs and the job opportunites that have been created.