Buckeye Partners | Business Operations

Pipeline Transportation Operations 

Buckeye Partners owns and operates approximately 6,000 miles of underground pipelines serving approximately 110 delivery locations. These pipelines transport liquid petroleum products including gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel, heating oil and kerosene from major supply sources to distribution terminals located in major end-use markets. Our pipelines also transport other refined petroleum products, such as propane and butane, refinery feedstock and blending components, as well as crude oil. Our pipelines generally operate as a common carrier, providing transportation services at posted tariffs and without long-term contracts.

Our pipelines provide a vital transportation link between major petroleum refining and supply locations and consumption centers, including major metropolitan areas. Buckeye’s operations deliver consistent results because (i) pipeline volumes are driven primarily by demand in the markets served, (ii) the Partnership’s pipelines and terminals are geographically diversified of supply, and (iii) the pipelines deliver petroleum products to numerous delivery locations.

Terminal Operations

Buckeye has over 115 terminals that provide bulk storage and throughput services with respect to liquid petroleum products and renewable fuels, including ethanol, and have an aggregate storage capacity of over 55 million barrels.  In addition, three of our terminals provide crude oil services, including train loading, off-loading, storage and throughput.  Of our terminals, over half are connected to our pipelines.  Click here for more information.

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Major Domestic Storage Assets by State*

State Number of Terminals Capacity (Mbbls)
Alabama 2 605


3 530
Connecticut 2 1,212
Florida 4 1,951
Iowa 5 1,302


8 2,977
Indiana 11 9,439
Kentucky 1 214
Louisiana 1 304
Maine 1 140
Maryland 1 3,232
Massachusetts 2 433
Michigan 14 5,467
Missouri 3 1,767
New Jersey 4 6,161
New York 15 6,988
North Carolina 1 572
Ohio 14 4,003
Pennsylvania 11 2,536
South Carolina 4 2,191
Tennessee 1 328
Virginia 4 1,805
Wisconsin 4 1,228
Total 116 55,385

*Capacity count as of June 30, 2015.  This table includes five terminals in Pennsylvania with aggregate storage capacity of approximately 1 million barrels, which are owned by the Merchant Services business and operated by the Terminals business.  This table does not include terminals within our Global Marine Terminals business.