Location of PPL Pump Station
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Plantation Pipe Line reported that electricity has been restored to its pump station in Collins,
Miss. Power crews completed their work at approximately 10:45 p.m. CDT
Thursday, giving Plantation the capability to operate at approximately 95
percent of its average daily throughput of about 620,000 barrels. The company
will resume 100 percent capacity when electricity is restored at two smaller
pump stations. Plantation has been transporting about 25 percent of its daily
volumes since Wednesday, following successful efforts to bypass the Collins
facility. Assessment teams earlier confirmed that the Collins pump station,
along with the rest of the Plantation system, suffered no damage as a result
of Hurricane Katrina.
The Plantation Pipe Line system consists of 3,100 miles of pipelines that
serve about 120 terminals and transport gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to major
metropolitan areas in the southeastern U.S., including Birmingham, Ala.,
Atlanta, Ga., Charlotte, N.C., and the Washington, D.C. area.