Colonial Pipeline completes 75,000 b/d distillate expansion

Colonial Pipeline Co. completed the final phase of a 75,000 b/d increase to the capacity of its primary distillate pipeline, extending from Houston to Greensboro, NC. The 15-month expansion enhanced pumps, motors, and existing operations at 17 Colonial sites but did not require laying additional pipe.

The distillate line extends parallel to Colonial’s main gasoline pipeline from Houston to Greensboro and carries diesel fuel (including ultralow-sulfur diesel), jet fuel for commercial aviation, military fuels, and heating oil, as well as other refined products. The line supplies Colonial’s tank farm in Greensboro, from which additional Colonial pipelines transport the products further into the US Northeast.

The Houston-to-Greensboro distillate pipeline’s overall capacity is now 1.15 million b/d. Colonial is also building two additional mainline capacity expansions, a 100,000-b/d increase on Colonial’s main gasoline line from Houston to Greensboro (OGJ Online, Dec. 22, 2011), and a 60,000-b/d expansion on the line serving the Northeast. Each of these expansions is under way and scheduled to be operational by mid-2013.

Contact Christopher E. Smith at chriss@ogjonline.com.

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