Kinder Morgan ships B5
via Plantation pipeline
Jul 7, 2009 2:09 PM
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP announced that Plantation Pipe Line Company is the first pipeline company in the United States to transport biodiesel for commercial purposes. Plantation completed the first transmarket commercial shipment of blended 5% biodiesel (B5) on a mainline segment of the pipeline. The company injected B99 into ultra-low-sulfur diesel at Plantation’s Collins MS pump station and breakout tank farm, creating a 15,000-barrel batch of B5 that it then shipped to marketing terminals in Athens GA and Roanoke VA. Upon receipt of the product at both facilities, Kinder Morgan performed testing on samples from the batch and found the samples arrived on specification.
In addition to Athens and Roanoke, the company will be able to move blended B5 to these markets along Plantation:
•Birmingham and Oxford AL
•Bremen and Atlanta GA
•Belton and Spartanburg SC
•Charlotte and Greensboro NC
Kinder Morgan also is optimistic that it will be able to ship blended biodiesel on Plantation’s Tennessee lateral serving both Chattanooga and Knoxville. The company believes jet fuel moving on this lateral can readily be supplied into these markets by means other than Plantation, which would open the door for shipment of a blended biodiesel on this lateral line.
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