SOURCE: BNSF Railway Company

April 12, 2007 12:22 ET

BNSF Honors 60 Shippers for Safe Transport of Hazardous Materials at Tenth Annual Product Stewardship Awards Event

FORT WORTH, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2007 -- BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) today honored 60 shippers with BNSF's Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2006. Two companies, BP Products North America Inc. and Olin Corporation Chlor Alkali Division, have won the award every year since the awards were first given in 1997.

These 60 award-winning companies have successfully implemented the ethics of Product Stewardship under the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative. Last year, BNSF presented 59 customers with its Stewardship Award.

"BNSF is pleased that the number of customers who receive its Stewardship Award has grown throughout the years. This clearly demonstrates the industry's focus and commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials," Katie Farmer, BNSF vice president, Industrial Products Sales, said at a special presentation at BNSF's corporate headquarters in Fort Worth this morning. "The product stewardship from these 60 customers helps support the safety of our employees, the public and the environment."

Implemented in 1997, BNSF's Product Stewardship Award is presented to shippers who transported a minimum of 500 loaded tank cars of hazardous materials during the past year with zero non-accident releases (NARs) (releases that are not caused by a derailment or collision) during the entire transportation cycle.

The honorees for 2006 are:

Abengoa Bioenergy
ADM
Afton Chemical Corporation
AGP Corn Processing, Inc.
Agrium
Air Liquide
BASF Corporation
Basic Chemical Solutions, LLC
Bighorn Divide and Wyoming Railroad
BOC Gases
BP Products North America Inc.
Canadian Enterprise Gas Products
Canexus Chemicals Canada, LLP
Celanese Corporation
CF Industries, Inc.
Chevron Products Company
Chief Ethanol Fuels Inc.
Chippewa Valley Agrafuels Cooperative
CHS Inc.
ConocoPhillips Company
Dakota Ethanol
E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company
Eastman Chemical Company
Elbow River Marketing L.P.
Georgia Chemicals & Vinyls, LLC
Glacial Lakes Energy, LLC
Great Plains Ethanol, LLC
Huntsman, LLC
Ineos Styrenics
James Valley Ethanol
Jupiter Sulphur, LLC
KAAPA ETHANOL, LLC
Kinetic Resources
Lanxess Corporation
Methanex Methanol Company
Nebraska Energy, LLC
Northern Lights Ethanol
NOVA Chemicals
Olin Corporation Chlor Alkali Division
Plains Marketing Canada, L.P.
Potash Corporation
PPG Industries Inc.
Quadra Energy Trading Ltd.
Reagent Chemical & Research, Inc.
Rohm and Haas
Silver Eagle Refining, Inc.
Sioux River Ethanol
Solar Gas
Sterling Chemicals, Inc.
Sunoco, Inc.
Tall Corn Ethanol
Teck Cominco Metals Ltd.
Terra Nitrogen Corporation
The Dow Chemical Company
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Beaumont Chemical Plant
Trenton Agri Products
US BioEnergy
Western Petroleum
Western Refining Company
Wynnewood Refining Company
The Gary-Williams Energy Corporation

A subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE: BNI), BNSF Railway Company operates one of the largest North American rail networks, with about 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. BNSF is among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic, moves more grain than any other American railroad, carries the components of many of the products we depend on daily, and hauls enough low-sulfur coal to generate about ten percent of the electricity produced in the United States. BNSF is an industry leader in Web-enabling a variety of customer transactions at www.bnsf.com.

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