Alabama: 1 Worker Dies, 5 Hospitalized After Colonial Pipeline Explodes

HeadlineNov 01, 2016

In Alabama, at least one worker has died and five have been hospitalized after a section of the Colonial pipeline exploded in Shelby Monday. This comes after the same pipeline leaked nearly 340,000 gallons of gasoline in Central Alabama in September, forcing the line to shut down for 12 days and leading six governors to declare states of emergency as gas prices rose throughout the region. The Colonial pipeline carries 1.3 million barrels of gasoline a day down to refineries in Texas and Louisiana, accounting for a full 40 percent of the region’s gasoline.

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