The Colonial Pipeline outage was brought to an end this past weekend, as pipeline officials announced that service was reinstated around 6am EST Sunday morning. In addition to fixing the section of the incident, crews were also able to include routine maintenance on a different section of the gasoline line that was originally scheduled for later this month. The 5.5 day outage – less than one day of which impacted service on the secondary line that transports diesel and other refined products – brought little impact to diesel pricing in the region. As shown in the chart below, states within the service region of the Colonial showed only 1-3¢/gallon premiums when compared to the national diesel market average. This level of variation is within normal market behavior, and diesel prices from early this week have started to come back in line with the national average.
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