The open season has started from 19 July 2012 and will end on 20 August, 2012 and subject to terms of the open season a foundation rate has been availed for shippers.

The Allegheny Access Pipeline project will transport refined products from the Midwest to eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania markets.

Sunoco Logistics’ president and chief executive officer Michael J Hennigan said the Allegheny Access Pipeline will give refiners and marketers in the Midwest convenient and cost-effective access to eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania markets, including Pittsburgh.

"This project will enable a steady and direct supply of gasoline and diesel fuel to consumers in Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities," Hennigan added.

The Allegheny Access Pipeline project is initially expected to deliver 85,000 barrels per day and eventually increase the capacity up to110, 000 barrels per day.

The project will use a combination of both new and existing assets to transport the refined products.

The project is scheduled to be operational in the first half of 2014.

US based Sunoco Logistics Partners acquires, owns and operates a diverse mix of crude oil and refined products pipelines, and terminalling and storage facilities, as well as crude oil acquisition and marketing assets.

Inland Corporation is a company engaged in the transportation of refined products.