‘Worst’ energy crisis US has seen in decades: Storm-damaged main pipeline carrying 58.8million gallons of fuel from Texas to the East Coast a day shuts down as international traders rush to reroute fuel to America

Thursday, August 31, 2017
By Paul Martin

The Colonial Pipeline Co said temporarily shut down its main line on Wednesday
The company connects the refineries of the Gulf Coast to the populous East Coast and transports more than 3million barrels of fuel every day
The main line carries gasoline from the Gulf Coast to as far as North Carolina
Tropical Storm Harvey has forced the closure of a quarter of US refining capacity

By KELLY MCLAUGHLIN
DAILYMAIL.COM
31 August 2017

The biggest fuel system in the United States is temporarily shutting down its main line because of outages at its supply points from Tropical Storm Harvey and a lack of supply from refiners.

The closure of part of the Colonial Pipeline Co, which connects the refineries of the Gulf Coast to the populous East Coast, threatens a major blow to the already storm-ravaged fuel system.

Tropical Storm Harvey has pummeled the US Gulf Coast, burying Houston and the surrounding area under several feet of rain and forcing the closure of nearly a quarter of US refining capacity.

Colonial shut down its main diesel and jet fuel line on Wednesday evening and will close its gasoline line on Thursday. The main line carries 1.4million barrels of gasoline from the Gulf Coast to as far east and north as North Carolina every day.

The 1.4million barrels traveling through the main line provide 58.8million gallons of gasoline to the East Coast daily. Over all its lines, the system transports daily more than 3million barrels, or 126million gallons, of fuel.

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One Response to “‘Worst’ energy crisis US has seen in decades: Storm-damaged main pipeline carrying 58.8million gallons of fuel from Texas to the East Coast a day shuts down as international traders rush to reroute fuel to America”

  1. Chucky Chew

    This is 100% BS. Most of the domestic oil is exported. Watch gasoline go up to 5 per gallon just in time for slave labor day.

    #3332229

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