Kinder Morgan Delays Restart of Southeast Pipeline Due to Flooding

Kinder Morgan’s Products (SE) Pipe Line, which was shut Oct. 1 after a leak was discovered, spans from Louisiana to Virginia and has the capacity to carry more than 700,000 bbl/d of gasoline, jet fuel and diesel.

Laura Sanicola, Reuters

Kinder Morgan Inc. is delaying the restart of its refined products pipeline after 13 inches (33 cm) of rainfall in a five-hour period in Alabama caused extensive flooding and hindered access to the site of a leak, the company said on Oct. 7.

The company said it will resume repairs to the pipeline segment at Buck Creek “when the site is safe for personnel.” The pipeline spans from Louisiana to Virginia.

The Products (SE) Pipe Line, formerly known as the Plantation pipeline, was shut Oct. 1 after a leak was discovered and was originally intended to restart on Oct. 8 or 9. The line has the capacity to carry more than 700,000 bbl/d of gasoline, jet fuel and diesel.

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