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BNSF Railway Company

April 21, 2009 13:00 ET

BNSF Honors 86 Shippers for Safe Transport of Hazardous Materials at 12th Annual Product Stewardship Awards Event

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) today honored 86 shippers with BNSF's Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2008.

These 86 award-winning companies have successfully implemented the ethics of Product Stewardship under the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative. Last year, BNSF presented 74 customers with its Stewardship Award.

"BNSF is pleased that the number of customers who receive its Stewardship Award continues to grow. 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. "The product stewardship of these 86 customers helps support the safety of our employees, the communities we serve 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 previous 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 2008 are:

Abengoa Bioenergy US
Advanced BioEnergy
Afton Chemical Corporation
Air Liquide Industrial US
Aventine Renewable Energy
Basic Chemical Solutions, LLC
Big River Resources, LLC
Bighorn Divide and Wyoming Railroad
Bigler, LP
BP Amoco Chemicals Inc.
Bushmills Ethanol Inc.
Canexus Chemicals Canada, LP
CF Industries Inc.
Chemtrade Logistics Inc.
Chief Ethanol Fuels Inc.
CHS Inc.
Citgo Petroleum Corporation-Lemont Refinery
Cody Group Inc.
ConocoPhillips Co.
Consumers' Cooperative Refinery Ltd.
E Energy Adams, LLC
Eastman Chemical Company
E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
Elbow River Marketing, LP
Frontier El Dorado Refining Company
Goodyear Chemical
Green Plains Shenandoah
Harmattan Gas Processing, LP
Holly Corporation
Husker Ag, LLC
Husky Energy
Imperial Oil Ltd.
INEOS Oligomers
Inergy Services
Jupiter Sulphur, LLC
Kemira Water Solutions
Kennecott Utah Copper
Keyera Energy
Kinetic Resources
Lanxess Corporation
Lodgepole Energy Marketing
LyondellBasell Industries
Marathon Petroleum
Martin Product Sales, LLC
Methanex Methanol Company
Montana Refining Company Inc.
Moose Jaw Refinery Partnership ULC
Murex N.A. Ltd.
Nebraska Energy, LLC
NorFalco Sales Inc.
NOVA Chemicals
Olin Corporation Chlor Alkali Division
Orica USA Inc.
Paramount Petroleum Company
PCS Sales, USA Inc.
Petrogas Marketing Ltd.
Plains LPG Services, LP
Plainview Bioenergy, LLC
PPG Industries Inc.
Praxair Inc.
Reagent Chemical & Research Inc.
Red Trail Energy
SemStream, LP
Silver Eagle Refining Inc.
Solar Gas Inc.
South Hampton Resources Inc.
Spectra Energy Empress, LP
Sunoco Inc.
Targa Resources Inc.
Teck Cominco Metals Ltd.
Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company
The Plaza Group
Trenton Agri Products
Univar USA
Valero Marketing and Supply Company
VeraSun Energy Corporation
WE Hereford, LLC
Western Gas Resources
Western Refining Company, LP
WRB Refining, LLC

About BNSF's Environmental Efforts

BNSF Railway's comprehensive approach to environmental stewardship promotes sustainability in the communities it serves today, and gives future generations a cleaner road ahead. Rail is the most fuel efficient mode of surface transportation, moving a ton of freight more than 400 miles on a single gallon of diesel fuel. As the rail industry's intermodal leader, BNSF also leads in environmental stewardship. Each BNSF intermodal train takes more than 280 long-haul trucks off the nation's crowded highways.

About BNSF Railway

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

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