Buckeye’s MI/OH Pipeline Open Season a Success, Project Advances

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In September MDN told you that Buckeye Partners, a publicly traded master limited partnership (MLP) that owns and operates 6,000 miles of pipeline, had launched an open season for a second round of expansion on the Michigan/Ohio refined products pipeline (see Buckeye Partners Expanding MI/OH Refined Products Pipeline, Again). “Refined petroleum products” are things like gasoline, kerosene and heating oil. The pipeline runs from Woodhaven and Detroit, Michigan, and from Toledo and Lima, Ohio, to destination points in both Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. We track this project and others like it because it’s quite possible some of the oil that gets refined into gas and heating fuel flowing through this pipeline comes from the Marcellus/Utica. Good news: the open season for the second expansion was successful and Buckeye plans to move forward with the project, which should be completed by the end of 2018…

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