Network Design at Commonwealth Pipeline Company

Matthew J. Drake, Duquesne University

Introduction

Commonwealth Pipeline Company is a major pipeline transportation provider in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwestern United States. The commodities the company hauls most often are refined petroleum products as well as propane, butane, refinery feedstocks, and blending components. Commonwealth operates as a common carrier in accordance with published rates and rules tariffs. Commonwealth also provides its customers with bulk storage services at many terminals throughout its service region.

Pipeline Network Repair and Replacement

As the company was founded more than 100 years ago, many of its underground pipes are in need of repair and replacement. ...

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