Plantation Pipeline

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Plantation Pipeline is an oil products 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:
  • Owner: Plantation Pipe Line Company
  • Parent company: Kinder Morgan [51%], ExxonMobil [49%]
  • Capacity: 700,000 barrels per day
  • Diameter:
  • Length: 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]

Expansion projects

Roanoke Expansion

Increased capacity on the Plantation Pipeline by 21,000 bpd from the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Collins, Mississippi, origin points to the Roanoke, Virginia, area. The expansion became operational in Q2 of 2020.

  • Operator:
  • Owner: Plantation Pipe Line Company
  • Parent company: Kinder Morgan [51%], ExxonMobil [49%]
  • Capacity: 21,000 barrels per day[4]
  • Length: 0 new kilometers[4]
  • Diameter: 8 inches[4]
  • Status: Operating[4]
  • Start year: 2020[4]
  • Cost:

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
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Petroleum & Other Liquids Data - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)". Retrieved 2022-04-19.

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