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09/14/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/14/2021 12:49

Colonial resumes Line 1 service after Nicholas: Update

Updates status of Line 1.

Colonial Pipeline has resumed service on its main gasoline line after shutting its gasoline and diesel lines early this morning due to power outages from tropical storm Nicholas.

Colonial restarted operations on its 1.5mn b/d gasoline-bearing Line 1 between Houston and Greensboro, North Carolina at 12:58pm ET, with it's 1.2mn b/d distillates-carrying Line 2 along the same route scheduled to resume operations once product is made available.

Nicholas briefly became a hurricane before it came ashore at 1:30am ET near Freeport, Texas, with winds that knocked out power to more than 450,000 customers in the Houston area, according to utility provider CenterPoint Energy.

Line 3, which move products between Greensboro and Linden, New Jersey, and Line 4, which runs from Greensboro to Woodbine, Maryland, have continued operations.

Colonial's 5,500-mile (8,850km) system moves fuel from the US Gulf coast to southeastern suppliers and into the New York Harbor market.

By Jason Metko