NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2019 NORTH DAKOTA PETROLEUM COUNCIL – INDUSTRY AWARDS Watford City, ND – During their Annual Meeting this week, the North Dakota Petroleum Council recognized members of the industry who demonstrate excellence in safety, community engagement, and environmental stewardship. Our industry takes pride in working to find new ways to become better, cleaner, more efficient and overall, a good neighbor. We believe it is important to recognize our members for their great achievements. EXCELLENCE IN SAFETY AWARD Fortis Energy Services, Inc. was given the Excellence in Safety Award for their safety program and technology. The technology provides each employee a way to receive instant notifications and upload their own observations where they can be instantly reviewed. Understanding how and why an incident occurs is critical to understanding the cause or causes. Since implementation of this technology, Fortis has seen a 75% reduction in the total recordable incident rate. EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD Hess was given the Excellence in Community Engagement Award. In the past five years, Hess has invested approximately $30 million on community initiatives to strengthen education, workforce development, health and human services as well as support for disaster relief. In 2018, Hess invested approximately $1 million and supported over 40 local community organizations. In 2019, Hess delivered over 8,000 Hess Toy Trucks and STEM kits to every elementary school in North Dakota. They also brought STEM day to Ramstad Middle School in Minot, including hands on STEM demonstrations. ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AWARD The Environmental Stewardship Award was given to Savage Services, for their Trenton Railport. The Savage Services Trenton Railport has implemented a waste minimization process during the transfer of hydrochloric acid from railcar to truck. By implementing this process, Trenton minimizes the generation of hazardous waste and the costs associated with disposal of scrubber water. We congratulate our award winners and appreciate the example they set for our industry in making their workplaces and communities great places to live and work! -###- About the North Dakota Petroleum Council Since 1952, the Petroleum Council has been the primary voice of the oil and gas industry in North Dakota. The Petroleum Council represents more than 500 companies involved in all aspects of the oil and gas industry, including oil and gas production, refining, pipeline, mineral leasing, consulting, legal work, and oil field service activities in North Dakota, South Dakota, and the Rocky Mountain Region. For more information, go to Kristen Hamman Director of Communications 701.223.6380  |