Plantation restores limited pipeline service

Plantation Pipe Line Co, Houston TX, reported August 31 that it had resumed limited service on its refined products pipeline serving the southeastern United States.

By utilizing existing equipment and bypassing the Collins MS pump station and tank farm, Plantation has been able to restore about 150,000 barrels of capacity per day, or nearly 25 percent of its average daily throughput.

Normal operating capacity will be available when electrical power to the Collins pump station is restored.

The facility is high on the list of essential services that would receive priority attention, but a specific time as to when power will be restored has not been determined.

Assessment teams have confirmed that the Collins facility and the rest of the Plantation system suffered no damage as a result of the storm.

The Plantation Pipe Line system consists of 3,100 miles of pipelines that serve about 120 terminals and transport gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel to major metropolitan areas in the southeastern US, including Birmingham Al; Atlanta GA; Charlotte NC; and the Washington DC area.

Plantation is owned 51 percent and operated by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, Houston.

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