Plantation Pipe Line Restores 95 Percent Capacity

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.