Tom Cotton

Officials celebrate start of new pipeline in Arkansas

Arkansas officials on Wednesday hailed the opening of a $200 million, 210-mile pipeline that will transport gasoline, diesel and jet fuel into the state, saying it will boost energy availability and help economic development efforts.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson joined other top elected officials to mark the opening of the Magellan Midstream Partners pipeline system, which runs from Fort Smith to Little Rock. The pipeline, which has a capacity of 75,000 barrels a day, became operational on July 5 and is connected to refineries in Oklahoma, Kansas and the Gulf Coast.

"It increases the reliability, the affordability, of the supply of energy and gas to central Arkansas,"...