CHS is a global, Fortune 100 agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. We’re also the nation’s largest cooperative refiner, with refineries located in Laurel, Mont., and McPherson, Kan. that currently have a combined processing capacity of 140,000 barrels a day. CHS taps into more than 2,500 miles of pipeline throughout the United States and Canada to access crude oil for our refineries and safely move product to the marketplace.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, pipelines are the safest and most efficient means of transporting natural gas and petroleum products. In the United States alone, there are more than 185,000 miles of petroleum pipelines and 320,000 miles of natural gas transmission pipelines in use every day. These pipelines transport natural gas, which provides about 24 percent of all the energy used in the United States, and more than 700 million gallons of petroleum products a day to American consumers and businesses. We are proud to be a part of the system that meets rural America’s energy needs.
Keeping Your Community Safe
CHS uses pipelines to safely transport crude oil to our refineries and provide our farmer-owners with a secure supply of the products they need. Routine maintenance, inspection and clear marking of our pipelines keep the system operating safely. However, if a failure does occur, a quick response by the pipeline operators and community can reduce the impact to the public, the environment and the community.
At CHS, we believe it’s our responsibly to partner with you to ensure our communities remain safe. We’re committed to providing important information about pipeline safety and being prepared to respond at a moment’s notice.
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