WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 – The American Petroleum Institute Pipeline Subcommittee adopted eight pipeline safety principles at meetings this week with industry operators and the Association of Oil Pipe Lines. The principles, which evolved from operator experiences and API’s Pipeline Performance Tracking System program, will help focus and improve industry safety programs and performance.

“The principles are evidence of our commitment to continuous safety improvement,” said Harry Pefanis, president and COO of Plains All American Pipeline and API Pipeline Committee chairman. “Industry’s adoption of these principles demonstrates our commitment and strengthens our ongoing efforts to improve our safety record.”

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