Angela Kolar of Colonial Pipeline appointed to Liquid Pipeline Advisory Council

Angela Kolar, Colonial Pipeline’s vice president of operations and chief risk officer, has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao to serve as an industry representative on the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee. 

Photo: Colonial Pipeline Company

Also known as the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Council, the committee serves as an advisory body for the U.S. Department of Transportation. The group evaluates proposed pipeline safety and environmental protection standards, as well as providing information, advice and recommendations for policy initiatives. Kolar will serve a three-year term through July 2023.     

“We are honored that Angela has been selected to represent liquid pipeline operators on this important advisory council, supporting the U.S. Department of Transportation,” said Colonial President and Chief Executive Officer, Joe Blount. “Thigroup brings together knowledgeable industry, government and public thought-leaders to provide strategic guidance on two of the topics most important to our industry – safety and environmental protection.”  

The committee’s 15 members are appointed by the U.S. Secretary of TransportationEach member requires experience in the safety regulation of transporting hazardous liquid and of hazardous liquid pipeline facilities or be technically qualified – by training, experience, or knowledge – in at least one field of engineering applicable to transporting hazardous liquid or operating a hazardous liquid pipeline facility 

Kolar has over 15 years working for Colonial Pipeline in management, operations and compliance. In addition to her new seat on the LPAC, Kolar currently serves as chair of the Pipeline Safety Management Systems Industry Team, vice chair of the Pipeline Steering Group for the American Petroleum Institute’s Pipeline Subcommittee and is a member of the API Pipeline Safety Excellence Steering Committee.   


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