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Monday, September 26, 2016

Gas Prices Spike Following Pipeline Repairs

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Local motorists are still seeing a spike at the pump, following a ruptured gasoline pipeline in Alabama. The leak was repaired last week, but officials say prices are still high.

Typically in the winter, the demand for gas goes down, making it cheaper, but because of this issue, Maryland drivers are now paying more than the national average. A leak in the Colonial Pipeline was first reported in early September, disrupting the supply of gasoline up and down the east coast.

“That has eliminated one point three million barrels of gasoline a day for distribution so you can imagine all the drivers impacted,” said AAA spokeswoman Christine Delise.

Gas prices typically trend down in colder months, but this leak is forcing prices to go up.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Typically in the winter, the demand for gas goes down, making it cheaper"
What?
Who wrote this BS.
Typically in the winter, they jack it up so that it is nearly impossible to heat your home affordable.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhhh so gas companies dont have emergency savinhs accounts ?? Isnt this Gouging.

Anonymous said...

Any excuse is used to raise prices.
There is plenty of supply. No stations out of fuel.
Think about it.

Anonymous said...

Funny
When it goes down it only goes down penny's at a time
When it goes up always jumps 10 to 15 cent increments
Every time

Anonymous said...

Where is gov hogan in this gouging ????????

Anonymous said...

Yes, because gasoline is used to heat your home lol.