Laurel Pipeline

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The Laurel Gas Pipeline is an oil pipeline in Pennsylvania, USA.[1]


The pipeline would run from Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.[2]

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Project Details

  • Parent Company: Buckeye Partners[1]
  • Capacity: 90,000 bpd[1]
  • Length: 152.9 kilometers / 95 miles[2]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Start Year:


In May 2017, Buckeye Partners reported fuel deliveries on the Laurel Pipeline from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh declined from more than 90,000 barrels per day in 2014 to under 30,000 barrels per day in 2017, indicating a shift in fuel markets as Midwestern refiners expand into the Pittsburgh market. Buckeye wants to re-purpose part of the 350-mile Laurel Pipeline to give Midwestern refiners more access to Western Pennsylvania. The company wants to reverse the flow on the remaining portion of the pipeline to carry fuel from Pittsburgh to Altoona.

Buckeye's filing has drawn flak from two Philadelphia-area refiners, Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Monroe Energy, which say they will be harmed by the reduction in market access. Several Pittsburgh fuel retailers, including the Sheetz convenience-store chain and Giant Eagle grocery, have also protested, saying the loss of a major supply source from the East will reduce competition and potentially increase prices.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Andrew Maykuth, Philly refiners decry pipeline’s proposed changes, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 16, 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 Erica Jackson, National Energy and Petrochemical Map , FracTracker Alliance, February 28, 2020

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