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Interstate Pumps Coming Back Online

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posted on Sep, 2 2005 @ 10:13 AM
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After service was interrupted, the main feeder lines to much of the east coast, are finally coming back online.

States, such as North Carolina, where 99 percent of incoming fuels are brought in through two pipelines from the gulf coast, were in a position to distribute fuels using only reserves stored in tanks as the pumps located further south were without power. Cities such as Charlotte, began going dry very quickly as the buying-panic set in.



COLONIAL PIPELINE PLANS TO RESTORE PARTIAL SERVICE BY THIS WEEKEND
August 30

As a result of an uncertain return to service schedules for electrical transmission companies, Colonial is taking actions including placing distributed generation equipment at specific pipeline facilities and other operational options. These activities will allow Colonial to return both its gasoline and diesel lines to partial service by this weekend.

Colonial Pipeline, headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., delivers a daily average of 100 million gallons of gasoline, home heating oil, aviation fuel and other refined petroleum products to communities and businesses throughout South and the Eastern United States. Colonial consists of more than 5,500 miles of pipeline, originating at Houston, Texas, and terminating at the New York harbor.





COLONIAL CONTINUES TO SAFELY ADD CAPACITY TO ITS PIPELINE SYSTEM
September 2

Colonial Pipeline this morning announced that it continues safely to add capacity to both its Main Lines 1 and 2 and is at approximately 66% of normal transportation volumes.

Additional restoration of electric power service has allowed Colonial to continue its planned capacity increase. Colonial crews continue to install and connect the distributed generation equipment that will allow Colonial to add additional capacity to both the gasoline and distillate lines. Current plans would allow Colonial to be at approximately 85% capacity by late this weekend.



You have no idea how close a real shortage came, to the east coast.
Without the pipelines online, it doesnt matter how much fuel you ship in from other countries, how much oil you can refine, how much fuel you have in storage, if there is no effective way to distribute it.





[edit on 2-9-2005 by smirkley]




posted on Sep, 3 2005 @ 02:55 PM
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More update from the pipeline ...




Colonial Pipeline has achieved approximately 73% capacity on its gasoline and distillate lines, and expects to restore capacity to 80% tonight. Colonial anticipates receipt of additional commercial electrical power later this holiday weekend that will restore the Colonial system to 100% of normal operations.

Additionally, Main Line 3 which serves the Philadelphia, PA, and New York markets was restarted last evening and Main Line 4 which serves the Virginia, Baltimore, MD, and Washington, D.C. markets will be restarted this afternoon.

COLONIAL CONTINUES TO SAFELY ADD CAPACITY TO ITS PIPELINE SYSTEM


Slowly but surely, impending shortages will not likely occur due to distribution bottlenecks.




[edit on 3-9-2005 by smirkley]



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