The History of Buckeye Partners, L.P.
The Buckeye Pipeline Company was originally established to supply refineries in northwestern Ohio with crude oil gathered from local production sources. During the 1930s and 1940s, the company expanded its crude oil operations and constructed a network of trunk lines that supplied refineries from Chicago to Buffalo. As local production declined and was replaced by crude supply from the Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast regions, Buckeye’s pipelines continued to function as key supply lines for refineries in its service territory.
The oil industry has seen many changes in the 130 plus years since Buckeye’s original formation. Buckeye has survived, grown, and prospered through those many years by diligently seeking to provide excellent service to meet the changing needs of our customers. We have continually adapted to accommodate new industry standards, ever-changing markets and business conditions, continuously evolving technologies, as well as the many operating and economic challenges that time presents.
From our modest nineteenth-century beginning as a local crude gathering subsidiary, Buckeye in the twentieth century transformed itself into one of the nation’s largest independent common carrier refined products pipelines. Building on our successful reputation for excellent customer service, Buckeye has continued to prosper and grow to become a leading logistics service provider to the energy industry in the opening decade of the twenty-first century.