Monday, September 19, 2016

Does Colonial Pipeline have the parts ready to go or do they need to be produced?

The welds have to be inspected with xray...

How long will the inspections take before the pipeline can be used?

How long is the bypass going to be?

Do we actually have a 45 day supply at the tank farm?

Are they going from valve to valve or cutting in between?

If the parts exist, how far away are they and how long will it take to get them here?

If there is only premium gas being delivered, is there a shortage of regular at the tank farm?

Who owns the gasoline at the tank farm?

Does all/most of Greensboro's gas come from the same facility?
"The gas leak occurred in a pipeline that daily transports 2.6 million barrels of refined products."

"The main lines are 40 inches (1,000 mm) and 36 inches (910 mm) in diameter, with one primarily devoted to gasoline and the other carrying distillate products such as jet fuel, Diesel fuel, and home heating oil."
My understanding is there are two lines pushing 2.6 million barrels.

One is functional.

Of what's left at the tank farm, how much is gasoline as opposed to jet fuel, diesel etc...?

"...Colonial Pipeline's owners include Koch Industries (a.k.a. Koch Capital Investments Company LLC, 28.09% stake ownership), South Korea's National Pension Service and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (a.k.a. Keats Pipeline Investors LP, 23.44% stake ownership), Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (16.55% stake ownership), Royal Dutch Shell (a.k.a. Shell Pipeline Company LP, 16.12% stake ownership), and Industry Funds Management (a.k.a. IFM (US) Colonial Pipeline 2 LLC, 15.80% stake ownership).

...The Southeast District includes Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company's second largest tank farm is in suburban Atlanta and is the point from which local supplies are delivered and from where pipelines serving Tennessee and southern Georgia originate. The company's largest tank farm is in Greensboro, North Carolina. where the two mainlines originating in Houston terminate. It is from this point that deliveries to the Northeast originate.

...Colonial's approved product list includes more than 86 different products. Approximately 15 to 20 of these products move with great regularity on the pipeline."