Puget Sound System

click to enlarge In operation since 1954, the Puget Sound pipeline system ships Canadian crude oil products via the Trans Mountain pipeline system from Abbotsford, British Columbia, for delivery to Washington State refineries in Anacortes, Cherry Point and Ferndale.

Puget Sound System Facts

Length: 111 km (69 miles)
Diameter: 16 to 20 inch
Capacity: 28 600 m3/d (180,000 bpd)* (approx.)
Transit time: one day (approx.)
Pump stations: one
Regulator: U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Pipeline Safety and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

* Puget Sound capacity, as shown, is limited to a combined delivery capability of heavy and light petroleum to both Anacortes and Ferndale/Cherry Point.