Chemical Transportation Safety Pinnacle Award

The Award's Inception and Philosophy

Union Pacific is committed to providing the safest and most efficient rail transportation service in the industry. That commitment includes striving to eliminate chemical releases from rail cars, which remain a significant problem in our industry, resulting in service delays, employee injuries, environmental damage and unnecessary cleanup costs for both Union Pacific and our customers.

These episodes, known as non-accident releases (NARs), make up the largest portion of Union Pacific hazardous materials incidents. NARs can be prevented through aggressive efforts to identify the root causes of these occurrences, and by the development of systems that ensure continual adherence to proper safety procedures.

UP initiated the Chemical Transportation Safety Pinnacle Award as part of our NAR reduction program. The award program, open to all chemical shippers, annually honors those companies which have successfully implemented prevention and corrective plans and a rate of zero NARs for shipments of regulated hazardous materials.

For more information regarding chemical transportation safety and the Pinnacle Award program, please send an email.

2021 Award Winners

  • Aeropres Corporation
  • Afton Chemical Corporation
  • American Synthetic Rubber
  • Archer Daniels Midland Co.
  • Arkalon Ethanol LLC
  • Arkema Inc.
  • ASHTA Chemicals Inc.
  • Berryman Chemical Inc.
  • BP
  • Buckeye Pipeline Company
  • CALAMCO
  • Cargill Inc.
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • CHS Inc.
  • CITGO Petroleum Corporation
  • Coffeyville Resources Nitrogen Fertilizers
  • Covestro LLC
  • Cross Oil Refining and Marketing
  • Eco Energy
  • El Dorado Chemical Co.
  • EnLink Midstream
  • ExxonMobil
  • Foremark Performance Chemicals
  • FutureFuel Chemical Company
  • Gibson Energy
  • HELM US CORP
  • Howard Energy Partners
  • Indorama Ventures
  • INEOS Oxide
  • International Chemical Company
  • Irving Oil Limited
  • Itafos Conda LLC
  • Kemira
  • Keyera Corp.
  • Koch Fertilizer LLC
  • Koch Methanol LLC
  • Koppers Inc.
  • Lotte Chemicals Louisiana LLC
  • Louis Dreyfus Company Grand Junction LLC
  • Martin Operating Partnership
  • MGP Ingredients
  • Midwest Renewable Energy
  • NorFalco
  • NOVA Chemicals
  • Olin Corporation
  • OQ CHEMICALS CORPORATION
  • Plains All American Pipeline LP
  • Phoenix Park Energy Marketing
  • Ponderosa Petroleum
  • Reagent Chemical
  • Renewable Energy Group
  • Roehm America LLC
  • Sawtooth Caverns
  • Solvay Chemicals
  • Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy
  • Stepan Company
  • Sulphuric Acid Trading Company
  • Targa Resources
  • Targray.
  • The Chemours Company
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • The Plaza Group
  • TotalEnergies Petrochemicals and
  • Refining USA Inc.
  • TPC Group
  • U S Amines LTD
  • Valero Energy
  • Veolia North America Regeneration and
  • Recovery Solutions
  • West Plains Propane Inc.
  • Wildcat Midstream Limited Partnership
  • Williams Companies Inc.
  • WRR Environmental Services