Colonial Pipeline Co. is an interstate common carrier of petroleum products. Each day, we deliver an average of 100 million gallons of gasoline, kerosene, home heating oil, diesel fuel and national defense fuels to shipper terminals in 13 states and the District of Columbia.
We accomplish that by safely operating more than 5,500 miles of steel pipe buried underground. The Colonial system connects refineries in the Gulf Coast and elsewhere to more than 260 marketing terminals. This network of our pipelines and terminals operated by our customers serves communities across the South and Eastern United States.
The Importance of Oil Pipelines
Today, more than 97% of transportation energy is supplied by petroleum, and pipelines are by far the most important of the industryís supply systems. They are also the most efficient: Delivering a gallon of gasoline from Houston to New York costs approximately 4.5 cents per gallon.
Pipelines make vital fuels easy to get. We depend on pipelines to deliver heating oil for our homes, jet fuel for air travel, diesel fuel for trucks and school buses, fuels for agriculture, railroads and marine use. Colonial connects directly to several military installations and to airports across the South and East.
And donít forget the cars that are part of our everyday lives. In 2010, Colonial Pipeline Co. delivered nearly 850 million barrels of fuel. Thatís nearly 2.3 million barrels every day. (One barrel equals 42 gallons.)
Petroleum pipelines offer many advantages. One is providing a steady, dependable supply of fuel. But all pipelines have a special responsibility to operate safely. Colonial is proud of its record for protecting the public and the environment.As a company, we have placed safety at the top of our list of company values. The entire list is: Safety, Personal Integrity, Respect, Innovation and Teamwork.
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