Southern gasoline pipeline shuts down due to Harvey

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By: Associated Press
September 1, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) -- Colonial Pipeline shut down a key line that supplies gasoline to the South due to storm-related refinery shutdowns and Harvey's effect on its facilities.

The pipeline provides nearly 40 percent of the South's gasoline.

The Georgia-based company shut off the line Thursday. The company had already closed down another line that transports primarily diesel and aviation fuels.

In September 2016, a leak and gas spill in Alabama closed the Colonial Pipeline and led to days of empty gas station pumps and higher prices in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas.

The company did not say how long it expects the closure to last, saying it will know more when workers can evaluate facilities.

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