Colonial to pump fuel through Port Arthur facility at reduced rates after Harvey

9 Sep 2017   Pipelines, USA

Colonial Pipeline Co, the biggest U.S. fuel system, said on Friday it expects the full restart of its crucial supply point at Port Arthur, Texas by the end of the month after Hurricane Harvey dumped heavy rains and caused flooding. In the meantime, Colonial is considering allowing shipments of fuel through the Port Arthur pumping facility at a reduced rate, starting September 15th. The Port Arthur region is home to Motiva Enterprises’ 603,000 barrel per day (bpd) Port Arthur refinery, the country’s biggest. Other refiners that operate in the area include Valero Energy Corp, which has a 335,000 bpd refinery, and Total SA, which has a 225,500 bpd plant. Gulf Coast facilities are slowly recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, which hammered Louisiana and Texas for several days, shutting key infrastructure in the heart of the U.S. oil and natural gas industry. Colonial’s […]

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