Allison Stowe, Field Communications
May 9, 2023
Phillips 66 Pipeline has won the American Petroleum Institute’s Distinguished Pipeline Safety Award in the large-operator category for the third straight year.
The achievement marks the first time an organization has won in the large-operator category for three consecutive years. The wholly owned midstream subsidiary of Phillips 66 received the award for its safety performance in 2022, which included a record-low three-year total recordable incident rate of 0.08, two consecutive years without a lost workday case injury, and its second-best TRIR.
“It’s no coincidence that Midstream continues to outperform in this space,” said Tim Roberts, Executive Vice President of Midstream and Chemicals. “It’s because of the Midstream employees who take safety seriously and have made it part of their core values and culture. This is their award.”
In 2022, Midstream built on its culture of operating excellence by strengthening employee and contractor safety performance, including increasing hazard awareness, adding employee safety improvement teams and enhancing the contractor safety program.
“It takes a village,” said Operations Center of Excellence Manager Stephanie Wilson, who accepted the award on the company’s behalf at API’s annual conference in Nashville. “At Phillips 66, some of our most transformative safety accomplishments have been, in part, the result of companies and individuals across the industry coming together to address industry challenges.”
API President and CEO Mike Sommers said API’s Pipeline Environmental Health and Safety Group uses the award to honor energy leaders developing new technologies and improvements to strengthen the industry’s license to operate. “Day in and day out, Phillips 66 Pipeline sets a higher standard for our industry with your team’s commitment to safety and development,” said Sommers.