Posted: 22 Sep 2016

The gasoline pipeline that was shut down after a major leak in Alabama was restarted today by Colonial Pipeline. More than 800 personnel were on site in the restart efforts.

Alabama gasoline leak 2016, Colonial Pipeline operators

It’s estimated that 252,000-336,000 gallons of fuel leaked from the pipeline, leading to dry pumps at gas stations across Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas. The pipeline leak was discovered on 9 September near to Helena, Alabama, when state workers noticed as strong petrol smell, and sheen on a man-made retention pond.

Colonial Pipeline has said it will take several days for fuel supplies to return to normal since the pipeline was restarted today. Fuel shortages due to the leak caused surging prices across the South of America.