Knoxville, TN – This morning Colonial Pipeline announced that the bypass segment is complete and they are currently conducting structural integrity tests. They anticipate a restart of Line 1 tomorrow, Wednesday, September 21st, 2016. The full statement is available here.
Once the line is restarted, it may take a few days for supply to return to normal in the southeast states hit hardest by the partial closure of the pipeline including Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
Tampa, FL – A pipeline leak has led to a major problem for motorists along the eastern United States. Georgia and Tennessee are among six states that have declared a state of emergency after a leak was detected along the Colonial Pipeline. Pump prices in these states are rising, while some stations have reportedly run out of gasoline.
The Colonial Pipeline transports more than 100 million gallons of petroleum products like gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel a day, to markets between Houston and New York City.
Colonial Pipeline Partial Closure may cause Temporary Price Increase and Supply Shortage in Tennessee
Knoxville, TN – The Colonial pipeline, supplying much of the East Coast running from Texas to New Jersey See Map Here, has been partially closed since September 9th when a leak was discovered in Alabama.
The company originally anticipated having the pipeline reopened by this weekend, but bad weather has delayed the fix. This partial closure has caused tighter supply for some southeast and Mid-Atlantic states.
Tampa, FL – Gas prices declined for the 11th consecutive day Sunday; falling 4 cents in Florida, 6 cents in Georgia, and 5 cents in Tennessee.
“Gas prices immediately began their seasonal downward trend at the beginning of September,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Refineries are entering maintenance season as they begin the switch to winter-blend gasoline. This fuel has fewer additives, making it cheaper to produce than summer-blend gasoline, which leads to lower gas prices. Gas prices should follow a downward trend through the rest of the year, unless there are refinery issues or if oil prices surge.”
Tampa, FL – Americans paid the lowest gas prices for the Labor Day holiday weekend in since 2004. The national average of $2.22 is 24 cents less than Labor Day 2015, and $1.24 less than the holiday two years ago.
“Despite the increased gasoline demand from holiday travelers, gas prices actually declined a couple of cents throughout the holiday weekend thanks to lower oil prices,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gas prices in the Fall should get even cheaper, because demand declines as Americans return to school and work.”
Tampa, FL – The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has dropped six consecutive days after rising for 16 straight days to close out August. Today’s national average is $2.20 per gallon. Gas prices started turning lower heading into the Labor Day weekend, which marks the unofficial end to the summer driving season.
Today’s national average is two cents less than a week ago and 18 cents less than a year ago but 8 cents more than one month ago. The year-on-year discount persists but has closed more than 30 cents in just 20 days.
Tow to Go Program Available All Holiday Weekend
Tampa, FL – With the end of summer in sight, many Americans will be celebrating Labor Day weekend in one way or another. Whether that involves attending a family barbeque, hosting a party, or visiting the local sports bar, AAA and Budweiser urge everyone to plan ahead to celebrate safely.
That means choosing a Designated Driver, staying where they are celebrating, or arranging for another form of safe transportation.
Tampa, FL – Gas prices are on the rise as Americans prepare for a Labor Day road trip. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is 14 cents more expensive than last week in Florida, and 9 cents more expensive in Georgia and Tennessee.
Motorists going to the pump will find the highest prices in more than 50 days.
Knoxville, TN – Advances in automatic emergency braking technology provides motorists with a false sense of security.
New test results from AAA reveal that automatic emergency braking systems – the safety technology that will soon be standard equipment on 99 percent of vehicles, are not created equal. Automatic emergency braking systems are designed to help drivers avoid rear-end and vehicles versus pedestrian collisions. AAA urges motorists to educate themselves on the limitations of these systems.
Tampa, FL – Gas prices are on the rise, as crude oil got more expensive last week. Oil prices hit their highest level in more than a month. Since last Sunday, state averages for a gallon of gas rose 4 cents in Georgia and Tennessee, and 1 cent in Florida.
The average price of gasoline is $2.09 in Florida, $2.06 in Georgia, and $1.95 in Tennessee. On Sunday, the state average rose for the fourth consecutive day in Florida, third consecutive day in Georgia, and the sixth consecutive day in Tennessee.
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