Pipeline Leak Causes Gas Price Surge in the Southeast

A leak along the colonial pipeline in Alabama caused nearly 3,000 gallons of gas to spill into a nearby pond, sparking anxiety among drivers and allegations of price gouging.
1:51 | 09/20/16

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All right everybody take a look at this this is what you unfortunately might see if you trying guest today in the southeast. A broken be broken pipeline with cotton prices to skyrocket and aren't Steve Olson Sami has more on the pressure at the pump. For drivers running on fumes it's frightening these are the signs turning them away from gas stations across the deep south no service no fuel the gas is sold out. Tried as best we don't have. My children and we Rondo has been right crazy adding insult to injury son's service stations are having a jolly good time raising prices. One station in North Carolina was reportedly charging as much as four dollars and fifty cents a gallon. The State's attorney general says he's heard more than 600 reports of possible price gouging all of money's going to guess I don't like we're being charged and I can't. It all started eleven days ago with the league along the colonial pipeline in Alabama which provides the East Coast with nearly 40% of its gasoline. Nearly 300000. Gallons spilled into this pond it. Hundreds of workers are now building a bypass around the league that they hope to finish by the end of the week. In the meanwhile six states are officially in a state of emergency gas prices are up an average sixteen cents a gallon in Georgia. Up eleven cents a gallon in Tennessee and triple A says that will continue until the pipeline is fully restored. We had been mice as written and going from place to place that we had day so hopefully. Making it a problem resolved. This service station behind me is one of many across this city that has no gas. Authorities insist that there's enough fuel supply for everyone but not when everyone is filling up at the same time. The governor here in Georgia has issued an executive order. Against my scouts.

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