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Atlanta Runs Out Of Gas, Prices Spike To $5 A Gallon

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Gas prices in Atlanta spiked to almost $5 dollars a gallon Monday after a pipeline broke, causing a major disruption in fuel shipments.

This has caused gas prices to spike across much of the south, with stations charging as much as $4.59. The price spike has caused the governor of Georgia to sign an executive order preventing gas prices from rising considerably more. The average price per gallon for regular gasoline in Atlanta climbed to $2.40 Sunday, up from $2.17 just a week ago.

“It’s price-gouging. Taking advantage of the situation. It’s the only place that’s got (gas) in our area and we’re on empty,” one driver told The Associated Press.

Construction has already begun on a temporary pipeline which will bypass the leaking section. The company gave no timetable as to when the temporary bypass line would be completed. – READ MORE

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