OREANDA-NEWS. October 20, 2017. Colonial Pipeline will add 50,000 b/d of capacity to its southern gasoline- and diesel-bearing main lines by March 2019, the company said today.

Additions to the 1.4mn b/d Line 1 and 1.1mn b/d Line 2 running from near Houston, Texas, to Greensboro, North Carolina, would mark the first increases since 2013 on the largest products system connecting the US Gulf coast to the New York Harbor market.

A company representative could not be immediately reached for comment.

The 5,500-mile (8,851km) Colonial Pipeline system connects US Gulf coast refineries to terminals throughout the southeast and Atlantic coast and the New York Harbor market.

Pump station upgrades and other relatively low cost improvements added 100,000 b/d of capacity to Line 1 and 75,000 b/d of capacity to Line 2 in 2013. The company also added 160,000 b/d of capacity to Line 3, connecting Greensboro to Linden, New Jersey, over two years around the same period.