Spill Prevention and Response

Environmental, Social, and Governance

Spill Prevention and Response

As a transporter of hazardous materials, we believe spill prevention is critical not only to the long term success of our business, but is also of primary importance to the communities in which we operate. We maintain a Spill Prevention and Response Program which begins with designing and operating all of our facilities with spill prevention in mind.

Key aspects of this program include:

  • Installing leak detection and secondary containment systems at facilities and on pipelines, as required by applicable laws
  • Monitoring our pipelines 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at our Operations Control Center
  • Conducting pipeline and tank integrity testing in accordance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Conducting inspections that include regular on-the-ground visual inspections and aerial surveys of pipeline right of ways in accordance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Maintaining spill response plans for our facilities and assets
  • Training our employees on spill response procedures
  • Complying with the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) requirements for spill drills to help us prepare for a potential release
  • Investigating the root cause of spills, as defined by internal procedures, and monitor emerging trends

Additionally, we strive to build and strengthen the relationship between Genesis Energy operations personnel and local emergency responders. Genesis Energy personnel attend various meetings with local communities to allow them to ask questions of our operations staff and help to educate first responders on our emergency procedures ensuring preparedness in the event of an emergency.

Our policies require that all spills relating to Genesis Energy operations are reported internally, regardless of size, and that spills meeting regulatory thresholds for reporting are reported to the appropriate government agencies. Genesis Energy’s spill performance data for the past four years, as outlined by the SASB standards, appears below. There were no spills that were material to our financial performance over this time period.

The data appearing above is an approximation and is expected to fluctuate and change year over year. It should not be interpreted as being indicative of trends or guarantees of future results. Genesis Energy expressly disclaims, any representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of such data. The data may be modified, updated, changed, deleted or supplemented from time to time without notice.