Gas prices in Atlanta soar as city runs out of fuel

Gas prices in Atlanta soar as city runs out of fuel

Gas prices are expected to jump again Sunday as more stations across the metro area experience spotty outages caused by a broken pipeline in Alabama.

That pipeline is one of two major pipelines that sends gas from Texas to New York, supplying much of north Georgia.

A leak earlier this week led to a complete shutdown, causing a major disruption of fuel shipments.

Several QT gas stations in the metro area are currently out of gas. Other stations Channel 2’s Steve Gehlbach checked in midtown Sunday morning did have fuel, but prices are up.

Suppliers are having a tough time keeping up with demand, causing the prices to spike.

Sunday morning, the metro average is $2.41 a gallon for regular, up a quarter from a week ago.

After several complaints about a station in Dallas charging $4.59 for regular gas, an employee says the owner dropped the prices back down.

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