Plantation Pipeline

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Plantation Pipeline is an oil pipeline in the United States.[1]


The pipeline runs from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to the Washington DC area.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Kinder Morgan (51%), ExxonMobil (49%)
  • Current capacity: 700,000 barrels per day
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 4,990 kilometers (3,100 miles)
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1942


Plantation Pipeline delivers approximately 700,000 barrels per day of gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and biodiesel through its 3,100-mile pipeline network. It originates in Louisiana and ends in the Washington, D.C. area. Along the way it serves various metropolitan areas including Birmingham, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and the Washington D.C. area.[1] The pipeline began operating in 1942.[2]

The pipeline is run by the Plantation Pipeline Company, owned 51% by Kinder Morgan and 49% by ExxonMobil. Kinder Morgan bought Chevron's 27 percent stake in the Plantation Pipe Line Company in 1999 for US$124 million in cash to gain control of the company. [3]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Plantation Pipeline, Kinder Morgan, accessed September 2017
  2. "Mammoth Plantation Project Ends, Oil Now Flows East" The Spartanburg Herald, Apr 10, 1942
  3. "Company news: Kinder Morgan buying control of plantation pipe line," NY Times, May 4, 1999

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