Wolverine Pipe Line Co. was recently recognized for safety and environmental performance by the American Petroleum Institute (API).
API awarded its Distinguished Safety and Environmental Award to the Portage, Michigan based pipeline company. This is API’s highest safety and environmental performance award for pipeline operators and was presented to Wolverine at API’s 67th annual pipeline conference in Carlsbad, California. The award reflects the consistent record of safety and environmentally sound operations at Wolverine, which was recognized in the small operator category.
“This award is a testament to Wolverine’s extraordinary commitment to exceptional safety and environmental performance,” said API Midstream director Robin Rorick. “Safety is a core value for the industry. Wolverine exemplifies excellence in protecting the public and our environment.”
Wolverine Pipe Line Co. is a Michigan-based pipeline transportation service company incorporated in 1952, and is headquartered in Portage. Wolverine has 67 employees in three states where it operates — Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. Wolverine operates more than 630 miles of active pipelines connecting refineries in Joliet and Lemont, Illinois and Hammond, Indiana to terminals in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, including the proposed reconnection to Woodhaven in Southwestern Metropolitan Detroit. Wolverine pipelines transport approximately one third of all refined petroleum products (gasoline and diesel fuel) used in the state of Michigan.
“Wolverine Pipe Line Co. is honored to be recognized for our commitment to safety,” said Wolverine’s president Jeff Janocik. “Each and every day, our company strives to operate all our pipelines in a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible manner protecting people, environment and property while satisfying the needs of our customers, and ultimately the motoring public.”