Northern Tier Announces St. Paul Park Refinery

TEMPE, Ariz., May 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northern Tier Energy LP (NYSE:NTI) ("Northern Tier") announced that its St. Paul Park Refinery, operated by its subsidiary, St. Paul Park Refining Co. LLC, was recognized for superior performance in workplace safety and health at the Governor's Safety Awards luncheon today at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Northern Tier is one of 267 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.

"Employers like Northern Tier know that safety isn't automatic," said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. "It takes attention, dedication and continuous effort to protect their employees."

"It's a great honor to receive this award as it reflects on Northern Tier's commitment to operate in a safe and responsible manner," commented Dave Lamp, President and CEO of Northern Tier's general partner. "Our employees matter and we are committed to their health and safety first and as a Company, we are continually striving to improve. This award recognizes the dedication Northern Tier employees have in making the St. Paul Park refinery an outstanding place to work. I am proud of our employees' dedication to continuously improving our safety performance."

Since 1934, the annual Governor's Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry's national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. Winners are recognized at three levels:

  • Meritorious Achievement (157 winners): Incidence rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and a score between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.
  • Outstanding Achievement (79 winners): Continuing improvement and/or a continuing outstanding record with incident rates that are 51%-90% better than the industry average, and a score between 75 and 90 on the safety program evaluation scale.
  • Award of Honor (31 winners): Incidence rates at least 91% better than the industry average and a score between 91 and 100 on the safety program evaluation scale.

The St. Paul Park Refinery received an Outstanding Achievement Award.

The Governor's Safety Awards luncheon is part of the 81st Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. The conference is the oldest and largest gathering of workplace safety and health professionals in the region. The Minnesota Safety Council, founded in 1928, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing unintentional injuries ("accidents").

About Northern Tier

Northern Tier Energy LP (NYSE:NTI) is an independent downstream energy company with refining, retail and logistics operations that serves the PADD II region of the United States. Northern Tier operates a 97,800 barrels per stream day refinery located in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. Northern Tier also operates approximately 165 convenience stores and supports approximately 95 franchised convenience stores, primarily in Minnesota and Wisconsin, under the SuperAmerica trademark, and owns a bakery and commissary under the SuperMom's brand. Northern Tier is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

More information about Northern Tier is available at www.northerntier.com.

CONTACT: Public Affairs Contact: Paul E. Anderson (651) 458-6494 Media Contact: Gary Hanson (602) 286-1777Source:Northern Tier Energy