North Bergen, New Jersey 9/23/2009 04:05 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) had announced the beginning of commercial transportation of blended 2% biodiesel (B2) through its 115 mile Oregon Pipeline which run from Portland to Eugene. A test of moving B2 through the pipeline was successfully completed. The pipeline will help diesel fuel suppliers through Oregon meet the states mandate on biodiesel.
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The first batch of 100,000 barrels of B2 was created using a blending system to inject B99 into ultra low sulfur diesel. Kinder Morgan has recently begun several renewable fuel projects in its Pacific Northwest facilities. In the Southeast the company’s, Plantation Pipe Line Company, became the first in the U.S. to transport biodiesel for commercial purposes.
About Kinder Morgan
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:KMP) is a leading pipeline transportation and energy storage company in North America. KMP owns an interest in or operates more than 28,000 miles of pipelines and 170 terminals. Its pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals and handle bulk materials like coal and petroleum coke. KMP is also the leading provider of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery projects in North America. One of the largest publicly traded pipeline limited partnerships in America, KMP has an enterprise value of approximately $25 billion.