Storm leaves 244K in the dark, shuts Buckeye pipeline in Pennsylvania

|About: Buckeye Partners L.P. (BPL)|By:, SA News Editor

More than 244K homes and businesses in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic states remain without power after severe thunderstorms rolled through the region overnight.

Pipeline operator Buckeye Partners (BPL +0.9%) says its Laurel refined products pipeline from Boothwyn, Pa., near Philadelphia, was shut due to a power failure.

Exelon's (EXC -0.1%) PECO utility in the metro Philly area says the storm affected 260K customers, with ~43K still without power.

Power also remains out for ~95K First Energy (FE +0.1%) customers.