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Release from Marshall Michigan
Posted: 22 Sep, 2016

Gasoline Pipeline Restarted After Alabama Leak

The gasoline pipeline that was shut down after a major leak in Alabama was restarted today by Colonial Pipeline. More than 800 personnel were on site in the restart efforts.

It’s estimated that 252,000-336,000 gallons of fuel leaked from the pipeline, leading to dry pumps at gas stations across Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas. The pipeline leak was discover on 9 September near to Helena, Alabama, when state workers noticed as strong petrol smell, and sheen on a man-made retention pond.

Colonial Pipeline have said it will take several days for fuel supplies to return to normal since the pipeline was restarted today. Fuel shortages due to the leak caused surging prices across the South of America.