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Fuel pipeline proposed from Florida to South Carolina

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A Texas company is working on plans to build a fuel pipeline from Florida to South Carolina.

The Greenville News reported (http://grnol.co/1Ak8Dp6) that Kinder Morgan of Houston said it hopes to begin construction on the $1 billion pipeline next spring.

The proposal calls for the pipeline to lead to a 900,000 barrel tank farm in Belton.

Tithe Palmetto Pipeline Project would run underground through 100 miles and five counties in South Carolina - Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick and Abbeville, before ending in Anderson.

Spokeswoman Melissa Ruiz says the company is talking with homeowners about allowing the pipeline to run through their property.

The pipeline could carry up to 167,000 barrels of gasoline, diesel or ethanol each day from Jacksonville, Florida, to South Carolina. It could begin operations in 2017.

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