Colonial Pipeline Expected to Restart Pipeline Segment Sunday after Explosion, Fire

Colonial Pipeline reported it will delay restarting its Line 1 to Sunday after it was shut down earlier this week due to an explosion and fire on the line in Shelby County, Alabama.

Restoration on the line is expected for Sunday afternoon now rather than Saturday, according to Colonial Pipeline. The company said it made great progress Wednesday night to remove product from the affected segment of Line 1 which will allow workers to fully extinguish the fire that has been burning since the explosion on Monday. The crews will then be able to replace the damaged part of the line.

Colonial Pipeline’s Line 1 transports 1.3 billion barrels a day of oil products such as gasoline, jet fuel, and diesel from the gulf to the U.S. Northeast, a span of more than 5,000 miles.