Colonial Press Release

Colonial Pipeline Restores Lines 1 & 2 To Safe Operating Conditions Following Historic Storm

Update: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 — 9:30 a.m. EST

Colonial Pipeline crews worked safely and efficiently on Monday to restore service to Lines 1 & 2. The two lines – which run from Houston to Greensboro, N.C. – were proactively shutdown as a safety precaution in advance of Hurricane Ida making landfall off the coast of Louisiana. 

This action was part of the company’s routine emergency response plan for severe weather. After receiving clearance to enter the impacted areas, the crews followed rigorous procedures to inspect the infrastructure for integrity and completed all restart protocols. The lines went into operation before midnight on Monday, August 30.

This quick turnaround was made possible thanks to our employees’ continued dedication to safety and excellence in everything they do,” said Wes Dunbar, vice president of operations for Colonial Pipeline. We also would not have had the success we are seeing today without the coordination from our local, state and federal partners, and the strong relationships we have built with them up and down the pipeline.”

Despite partial shutdown, fuel supply continued to be available throughout the southeast from the numerous terminals located along the supply route.

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


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