Six Phillips 66 sites in the US have been awarded outstanding safety performance in 2020 from the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, with three earning the organisation’s top award.

The Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex in Louisiana, Ponca City Refinery in Oklahoma and San Francisco Refinery-Santa Maria plant in California notched Distinguished Safety Awards, presented by AFPM annually to member companies and operators displaying exemplary safety performance.

The Borger Refinery in the Texas Panhandle picked up an Elite Gold Award, while the Billings Refinery in Montana and the San Francisco Refinery-Rodeo plant earned Elite Silver honours.

“This recognition is the result of our Phillips 66 safety culture and significant efforts to go above and beyond to keep our people, communities and sites safe,” said David Erfert, Phillips 66 senior vice president of health, safety and environment, and projects. “Congratulations to our six AFPM safety award winners and respective site employees and contractors for their hard work.”

AFPM is a leading trade association for US refiners and chemical manufacturers. The awards are part of a programme developed by the AFPM Safety and Health Committee to promote safe operations in the refining and petrochemical industries.

“Nothing is more important to our industries and our members than the safety of their workforce and surrounding communities,” said AFPM president and CEO Chet Thompson. “That is why we have established high standards for ourselves, standards that go beyond what the government requires.”

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4th May 2021