The Latest: AAA says gas prices in Georgia going up




ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the gas shortage caused by a pipeline spill (all times local):

8:40 a.m.

Gas prices are on the rise in Georgia.

Overnight, AAA reported that the price of regular gas in Georgia jumped more than 5 cents from Sunday's average of $2.26 to the current average of just over $2.31.

The average price of regular gas in Georgia a week ago was around $2.10, AAA reported.

The national average price for regular gas in the U.S. on Monday is just over $2.20.

Fuel supplies in at least five states — Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas — have been threatened by a pipeline spill in Alabama, and the U.S. Department of Transportation ordered the company responsible, Colonial Pipeline, to take corrective action before the fuel starts flowing again.

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7:30 a.m.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he and other officials are working with fuel suppliers to monitor and quickly replenish gasoline supplies.

McCrory's office issued a statement Sunday night saying a pipeline repair in Alabama should soon have normal supplies flowing to North Carolina.

The governor's statement says state officials are working to make sure motorists are protected from excessive gas prices and minimize any interruptions in fuel supplies.

Some service stations across the state reported they've run out of gasoline.

McCrory's office says most of those stations are getting new supplies of gas or will get them Monday.

A break in a Colonial Pipeline discovered Sept. 9 interrupted service to Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The company doesn't know when the spill started.

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3:40 a.m.

Despite some gas station employees saying they've run out, the Georgia governor's office has said they haven't received any complaints of gas shortages within the state after a pipeline spill in central Alabama.

Gov. Nathan Deal's spokeswoman Jen Ryan said in a statement Sunday that they haven't received any complaints but will act accordingly if that changes.

Fuel supplies in at least five states — Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas — were threatened by the spill, and the U.S. Department of Transportation ordered the company responsible, Colonial Pipeline, to take corrective action before the fuel starts flowing again.

Drivers in Atlanta area found some pumps completely dry or they had to pay 20 cents more because, according to a sign on the pump, the gas had to be pulled from Savannah.
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