Kinder Morgan Energy Partners announced Dec. 17 that it has completed modifications to its Central Florida Pipeline System (CFPL) to more efficiently move gasoline and ultra low sulfur diesel within the terminal community at Port of Tampa, Fla.
The company modified existing inter-terminal pipelines to provide BP with access to the port’s deep-draft berths, enabling larger vessels to deliver fuel to BP’s terminal. Such modifications also provide a platform for other Port of Tampa terminals to tie in to Kinder Morgan’s pipeline system and improve incoming fuel reliability.
“Our Tampa project and the recent construction of two storage tanks at Kinder Morgan’s Orlando terminal are major changes to the fuel distribution system in central Florida that signal greater efficiency for the future,” said KMP Products Pipeline President Tom Bannigan. “Marketers now have more storage capabilities and improved means to move both ethanol and petroleum products.”
In November, Kinder Morgan placed into service a new 100,000-barrel storage tank for ethanol at its Orlando facility. The company also finished construction on a 100,000-barrel storage tank for petroleum products at the same facility the first of December. Last year, KMP began transporting commercial batches of denatured ethanol along with gasoline shipments in CFPL’s 16-inch line, which was the first time a transmarket gasoline pipeline in the United States did so.
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) is a leading pipeline transportation and energy storage company in North America. KMP owns an interest in or operates more than 28,000 miles of pipelines and 170 terminals. Its pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals and handle bulk materials like coal and petroleum coke. KMP is also the leading provider of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery projects in North America. One of the largest publicly traded pipeline limited partnerships in America, KMP has an enterprise value of over $25 billion. The general partner of KMP is owned by Kinder Morgan, Inc., a private company. For more information please visit www.kindermorgan.com.