This ‘State of Emergency’ tool will stop the prices from rising. Expect other States to follow. One could assume the States that don’t declare a ‘State of Emergency’ are in bed with the oil companies and care more about cash than citizenry.
The pipeline spilled between 6,000 and 8,000 barrels of gas, Colonial Pipeline announced. The pipeline, which was shut down last Friday, normally transports 1.3 million barrels of refined gasoline and other petroleum products each day and is a major supplier of fuel from Houston to New York Harbor, according to a separate AL.com report. (WEATHER)
Gov. Robert Bentley issued an executive order Thursday declaring a state of emergency in Alabama over concerns about fuel shortages in the wake of a gasoline pipeline spill that released about 250,000 gallons of gasoline south of Birmingham and shut down a major pipeline connecting refineries in Houston with the rest of the country. (AL)
WLOS — RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor McCrory’s office declared a state of emergency in North Carolina due to the gas shortage expected from a major pipeline burst in Alabama.
Locally, by Saturday afternoon stations in some counties began restricting purchases to only 10 gallons, and some stations are completely out of gas for the time being. (WLOS)
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam waived federal hours of service requirements for petroleum transportation to prevent fuel supply disruptions for Tennesseans from the Colonial pipeline leak in Alabama. The emergency declaration will allow drivers to work longer hours to ensure petroleum is available to convenience stores, fuel retailers, and fuel wholesalers in Tennessee.
“This is a precautionary measure as we are not currently seeing any widespread unavailability of petroleum in Tennessee,” Haslam said. “We urge Tennesseans to maintain their normal fuel purchasing and driving patterns to help prevent any potential impacts on our fuel supply while the pipeline undergoes repairs.” (WATE)
Gas Pumps Running Dry
Waterways Destroyed From Spill