2016 Southeastern United States Gasoline Shortage

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2016 Southeastern United States Gasoline Shortage
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Date Sep. 12, 2016 – Ongoing
Also known as 2016 Southeast Gas Shortage

The 2016 Southeastern United States Gasoline Shortage is an ongoing phenomenon caused by the 2016 Colonial Pipeline Leak and the resultingpanic buying in which many gas stations across six states have entirely run out of gasoline fuel, causing price hikes, halts of services, and several declarations of states of emergency.[1]

On Monday, September 12, 2016, a leak occurred in Shelby County, Alabama, spilling an estimated 350,000 US gallons of summer-grade gasoline, requiring a partial shutdown of the pipeline, and causing gas shortages in much of theSoutheastern United States. Six states are affected (Alabama, Georgia,Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia), with Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia declaring states of emergency. These declarations have eliminated certain size and weight restrictions on vehicles carrying gasoline, and the hours which they are allowed to deliver.[2]

Many gas stations in the affected regions have entirely run out of gas. Panic buying has greatly contributed to this.[3]

History[edit]

The Colonial Pipeline leak in Shelby County, Alabama was first detected on September 9.[4] On September 13, Georgia governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency. On September 15, Alabama govenor Robert J. Bentley declared a state of emergency.[5][6] The pipeline was shut down on September 16,[7] and federal regulators began investigating the cause of the leak.[8] North Carolina governor Pat McCrory, Tennessee govenor Bill Haslam and South Carolina governorNikki Haley all declared states of emergency, allowing fuel tankers to work longer hours to maintain the availability of gasoline.[9] By September 17, the affected regions began experiencing gas shortages. Colonial has announced the construction of a bypass pipeline.[10]

In the thirteenth day of the Olympic

 

USA gold 38 silver 35 brown 32 (105)

Great Britain gold 24 silver 22 brown 14 (60)
China gold 25 Silver 18 brown 25 (65)
This is according to gold won Predominantly
USA gold 38 silver 35 brown 32 (105)
China gold 22 Silver 18 brown 25 (65)
Great Britain gold 24 Silver 22 brown 14 (60)
This is the total medal standing

In the eleventh day of the Olympic

 

USA gold 31 silver 32 brown 31 (94)

Great Britain gold 20 silver 21 brown 13 (54)
China gold 19 Silver 15 brown 20 (54)
This is according to gold won Predominantly
USA gold 31 silver 32 brown 31 (94)
Great Britain gold 20 silver 21 brown 13 (54)
China gold 19 Silver 15 brown 20 (54)
This is the total medal standing

In the ninth day of the Olympic

 

USA gold 26 silver 21 brown 22 (69)

Great Britain gold 15 silver 16 brown 7 (38)
China gold 15 Silver 13 brown 17 (45)
This is according to gold won Predominantly
USA gold 26 silver 21 brown 22 (69)
China gold 15 Silver 13 brown 17 (45)
Great Britain gold 15 Silver 19 brown 7 (38)
This is the total medal standing