Gas price increase slowing down as Colonial prepares to resume pumping on Wednesday
UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline says they have successfully tested the pipeline bypass and will restart the line Wednesday evening.
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The gas price bubble seems about to burst here in the Tennessee Valley.
The Gas Buddy daily survey finds prices are still climbing in Tennessee and Georgia, but only by another penny overnight.
And Colonial Pipeline expects to resume pumping gas on Wednesday in through their bypass pipe in Alabama.
The GasBuddy.com survey finds prices are moderating in the Tennessee Valley. Walker and Sequatchie Counties saw the biggest jumps overnight. Bledsoe and Murray saw sharp declines.
Here is the change in each county since yesterday.
-3 cents Murray ($2.30)
+1 cent Catoosa
+3 cents Whitfield ($2.30)
+5 cents Walker
-24 cents Bledsoe ($2.15)
-1 cent Marion
+2 cents Bradley
+2 cents Rhea
+2 cents Meigs
+3 cents Hamilton ($2.21)
+3 cents Grundy
+8 cents Cherokee, NC ($2.29)
+2 cents DeKalb, AL
even Jackson, AL
On the pipeline front, Colonial still had to join the new bypass pipe to the main line, then begin pumping on Wednesday.
“It is expected to take several days for the fuel delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue to experience, intermittent service interruptions,” according to a Colonial statement.