With some gas stations dry, pipeline works to send more fuel

With some gas stations dry, pipeline works to send more fuel

With some gas stations dry, pipeline works to send more fuel

Supplies of gasoline have either been delivered or are expected to be delivered soon to "terminal stations" in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee. The Georgia Department of Agriculture is working with our federal, state and industry partners to monitor the situation and have taken action along with the Governor's Office to relax certain regulations in an attempt to open several alternate avenues to help resupply the Atlanta area.

DeHaan said prices at non-branded chains were rising more quickly than those with larger, branded operations, because larger regional gasoline companies have the ability to tap supply more quickly.

AAA Mid-Atlantic projects that fuel prices could increase by up to approximately 20 cents per gallon.

The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Georgia rose to $2.26 as of Sunday morning, according motorists' advocacy group AAA, up more than six cents overnight and more than 15 cents in a week. According to Al.com, Colonial says it could restart the pipeline through the bypass sometime this week. Fuel supplies in at least five states are threatened by a gasoline pipeline spill in Alabama, and the U.S. Depa. This, in essence, would allow more fuel to be brought into the state via tanker truck. Some gas stations have already run out of gas while there are reports of price gouging in some parts of Georgia.

Colonial Pipeline announced over the weekend it was beginning construction of a temporary pipeline that will bypass a leaking section of its main gasoline pipeline in Shelby County, Alabama.

Nationally, the average price of gas went up 2.7 cents a gallon last week, to $2.20 a gallon, GasBuddy said in a statement.

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McCrory's office issued a statement Sunday night saying a pipeline fix in Alabama should soon have normal supplies flowing to North Carolina.

The company said it is shipping as much gasoline as possible on its distillate mainline, Line 2, in order to mitigate the impact of the pipeline that has been shut down.

The governor's statement says state officials are working to make sure motorists are protected from excessive gas prices and minimize any interruptions in fuel supplies.

Some gas station employees are saying they've had to close, because they're out of gas. In South Carolina, a gallon was selling for an average of $2.04.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has issued an executive order aimed at preventing price-gouging by merchants amid some gas shortages caused by a recent pipeline break.

The national average price for regular gas in the US on Monday is just over $2.20. The company doesn't know when the spill started.

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