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Colonial Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline, headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, delivers a daily average of of gasoline, home heating oil, aviation fuel and other refined petroleum products to communities and businesses throughout the South and Eastern United States. Colonial consists of more than of pipeline, originating at Houston, Texas, and terminating at the Port of New York and New Jersey. The pipeline travels through the coastal states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Branches from the main pipeline also reach Tennessee. The main lines are and in diameter, with one primarily devoted to gasoline and the other carrying distillate products such as jet fuel, diesel fuel, and home heating oil. The pipeline connects directly to major airports along the system. Fifteen associated tank farms store more than of fuel and provide a 45 day supply for local communities. Products move through the mainlines at a rate of about . It generally takes from 14 to 24 days for a batch to get from Houston, Texas to the New York harbor, with 18.5 days the average time.[ ] Colonial Pipeline's owners include Koch Industries (aka Koch Capital Investments Company LLC, 28.09% stake ownership), Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (aka Keats Pipeline Investors LP, 23.44% stake ownership), Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (16.55% stake ownership), Royal Dutch Shell (aka Shell Pipeline Company LP, 16.12% stake ownership), and Industry Funds Management (aka IFM (US) Colonial Pipeline 2 LLC, 16.08% stake ownership).