Gas/Diesel concerns should ease

Posted By on September 4, 2005

Colonial Pipeline in VAA friend of mine in the oil and gas industry has forwarded me information that might impact the supply of fuel to those of us living in the northeast. The improving conditions should help with both supply and prices.

Colonial Pipeline’s mainline systems are currently operating at approximately 70% of capacity. Additional restoration of electric power service has allowed Colonial to continue its planned capacity increase. Colonial crews are now connecting the distributed generation equipment that is allowing Colonial to add additional capacity to both the gasoline and distillate lines. This ongoing work is resulting in gaining higher capacity faster than originally predicted. Current plans will allow Colonial to be at approximately 86% of capacity by the end of Sunday.

UPDATE: 9/6/2005: “Colonial went to 100% today.”

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