Buckeye Partners | Business Operations

Pipeline Transportation Operations 

Buckeye Partners owns and operates approximately 6,000 miles of underground pipelines serving approximately 100 delivery locations. These pipelines transport refined 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 products such as propane and butane, natural gas liquids, refinery feedstocks and blending components. Pipeline transportation service typically is provided on a common-carrier basis under published tariffs for over 100 customers.

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's terminal business provides a variety of services for its customers including product storage, injection of additives, loading of refined products at truck racks, ethanol and bio-diesel blending, railcar offloading, barge loading and unloading, and transfers to connecting pipelines. Certain locations offer additional services for customers wishing to utilize certain import and export trade planning programs. Click here for more information.

To view the interactive terminal map, click here.


Major Domestic Storage Assets by State*

State Number of Terminals Capacity (Mbbls)
Alabama 2 605


3 530
Connecticut 1 345
Florida 1 456
Iowa 5 1,302


9 3,161
Indiana 10 8,910
Kentucky 1 214
Louisiana 1 135
Massachusetts 1 106
Maine 2 867
Michigan 13 5,370
Missouri 3 1,767
New York 10 4,111
Ohio 13 3,861
Pennsylvania 8 1,585
South Carolina 3 1,022
Tennessee 1 328
Virginia 3 781
Wisconsin 1 494
Total 91 35,950


*Capacity count as of 9/30/2011, does not include BES terminals, International Operations terminals, or leased terminals