Gas prices likely to increase due to pipeline explosion

Nov 1, 2016

Officials with the Colonial Pipeline say it has restarted one of its two main pipelines after an explosion in Alabama.  The Georgia-based company says that it restarted its Line 2, which transports diesel, jet fuel and other products around 11 this morning.

A Colonial Pipeline leak last month led to gas shortages and rising prices across the South.  Clay Ingram is the Public Relations manager for Triple A of Alabama.  He says the shutdown will likely affect prices at the pump…

“Any kind of disruption like that is going to probably cause prices to bump up a little bit but it’s  really difficult to say just how much because it will depend on how long the pipeline is shut down.”

Officials anticipate that its main gasoline line will remain down the rest of this week.