Fuel pipeline from California to Reno reopened

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - OCT. 25 STATEMENT: Kinder Morgan reports the pipeline opened again about 6 p.m. on Thursday.

OCT. 23 UPDATE:Kinder Morgan, which operates a pipeline that carries gasoline and diesel fuel from the San Francisco Bay area to Reno, says part of the pipeline has been shut down again due to PG&E power outages.

When PG&E shut down power on Oct. 10 due to wildfire concerns, the pipeline was also shut down then. In both cases, the pipeline has been shut down at Rocklin east of Sacramento.

Kinder Morgan spokeswoman Melissa Ruiz issued this statement:

We continue to the monitor the situation in California, and are working closely with PG&E throughout this power outage. At this time, our pipeline segment on the SFPP system from Rocklin, California to Reno, Nevada and associated booster stations have been shut down. We will begin startup activities once power is restored.

OCT. 11 UPDATE: Kinder Morgan representatives confirmed to KOLO 8 News Now that the pipeline that carries fuel from Northern California to Reno has resumed operations.

ORIGINAL STORY: The PG&E outage has shut down part of the Kinder Morgan fuel pipeline that runs from the San Francisco area to Reno.

“We continue to the monitor the situation in California, and are working closely with PG&E throughout this power outage,” Kinder Morgan spokeswoman Katherine Hill said in an emailed statement. “At this time, our pipeline segment on the SFPP system from Rocklin, California to Reno, Nevada and associated booster stations have been shut down. We will begin startup activities once power is restored.”

It wasn’t immediately clear how much fuel transportation would be disrupted.

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