The Parkway Pipeline, a 50-50 joint venture between San Antonio’s Valero Energy Corp. and Houston’s Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P., is complete and carrying petroleum.
The previously announced 141-mile, 16-inch diameter pipeline runs from Norco, La., to a petroleum transportation hub in Collins, Miss., owned by Plantation Pipe Line Co. Kinder Morgan owns 51 percent of Plantation Pipe Line and operates the system.
The $250 million pipeline has an initial capacity of 110,000 barrels per day and can expand to over 200,000 bpd, according to company officials. It will distribute gasoline and diesel.
“This is an exciting project that provides greater connectivity between Gulf Coast refineries and East Coast markets with new pipeline infrastructure, while also increasing local property tax revenues by almost $6 million,” KMP Products Pipelines President Ron McClain said in a written statement