Colonial Press Release

Colonial Pipeline Partners with Pink Petro to Build a Culture of Innovation and Inclusion

Partnership will provide access to a global community of energy professionals aimed at ending the gender gap in energy

ALPHARETTA, GA. (September 10, 2019) – The largest refined products pipeline in the United States, Colonial Pipeline, announced today that it is now a member of Pink Petro — joining the effort to create a new, inclusive future for energy. Pink Petro is a global community of 11,000 men and women in 120 countries aimed at eliminating the diversity gap in the energy industry. 

Colonial Pipeline has a rich history of more than fifty years, and the Colonial Pipeline of today looks very different from the energy companies of yesterday. For example, three of the company’s top executives are women. Colonial’s Board of Directors is also chaired by a female. 

At Colonial, we’re executing a vision that will require innovation and an inclusive workforce representing a variety of talents and viewpoints,” said Colonial’s Vice President and Chief People Officer, Angela Long. Our partnership with Pink Petro is an important part of building a team that is committed to excellence and engaged in creating the future of Colonial Pipeline.”

Colonial plans to leverage the resources provided by Pink Petro to assist in our efforts to recruit and retain the highly skilled talent required to operate in a technical, regulated, safety-focused industry. 

We are proud to welcome Colonial Pipeline as a supporter of Pink Petro,” said Pink Petro CEO Katie Mehnert. 

The partnership with Pink Petro will provide live and on-demand professional development, coaching, and mentorship opportunities for Colonial Pipeline professionals. It also unites the Colonial team with Pink Petro’s community of energy leaders committed to sharing best practices on inclusion in the workforce and elevating women in the industry.

About Colonial Pipeline: Colonial Pipeline Company, founded in 1962, connects refineries ­– primarily located in the Gulf Coast ­– with customers and markets throughout the Southern and Eastern United States through a pipeline system that spans more than 5,500 miles. The company delivers refined petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, home heating oil, and fuel for the U.S. Military. Colonial is committed to safety and environmental stewardship across its operations. More information about Colonial is available at

About Pink Petro: Pink Petro is the leading global community and social enterprise aimed at ending the gender gap in energy. Using social technology, its mission is to elevate and connect individuals, companies and industry to create a connected, inclusive workforce and supply chain. The community has a presence in 120 countries and in nearly 500 companies across energy in oil and natural gas, LNG, renewables, and nuclear. For more information visit…

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Colonial Media Contact:
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