East Coast May Face Fuel Shortages After Storm Disrupts Major Pipeline

30 Aug 2017   Pipelines, USA

The Colonial Pipeline stretches 5,500 miles through 12 states, including the Pelham junction and tank farm in Pelham, Ala. Flooding in Texas has disrupted the flow of fuel on a major pipeline that moves gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to the East Coast. The Colonial Pipeline said its system, which runs from Texas to New Jersey, is starting to have problems stemming from Hurricane Harvey . The notice from the company adds to concern that Houston’s hard-hit energy infrastructure could result in higher fuel prices or shortages in other parts of the country. Service at the pipeline’s fuel loading and pumping stations in Houston, Pasadena and Cedar Bayou, Texas, have been interrupted. That doesn’t mean the entire pipeline network isn’t operating, but it does mean that less fuel is going into the pipeline Tuesday. The Colonial is the biggest fuel pipeline in the U.S., stretching 5,500 miles through 12 […]

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