Kinder Morgan, Valero complete Gulf Coast pipeline

09 04, 2013 by Fuel Fix

Valero Energy Corp. and its joint venture partner, Houston-based Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, have completed a $250 million, 141-mile pipeline that will transport refined petroleum products from plants just west of New Orleans, including Valero’s St. Charles refinery, to a petroleum transportation hub in Collins, Miss.

The hub is owned by Plantation Pipe Line Co., of which Kinder Morgan is 51 percent owner.

The Valero-Kinder Morgan venture, called Parkway Pipeline, has an initial capacity of 110,000 barrels a day and can be expanded to more than 200,000 barrels a day.

From the Mississippi hub, petroleum products will be moved through multiple pipeline systems to major markets in the eastern United States.

A Kinder Morgan official said in a statement that the project will provide “greater connectivity” between Gulf Coast refineries and East Coast markets.