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Albany stations run out of gas

Some Albany gas stations are on empty on Friday night, feeling the pressure from that Alabama gas pipeline leak. (Source: WALB) Some Albany gas stations are on empty on Friday night, feeling the pressure from that Alabama gas pipeline leak. (Source: WALB)
Scott Freeland (Source: WALB) Scott Freeland (Source: WALB)
Joe Vacknin (Source: WALB) Joe Vacknin (Source: WALB)
The owner of the nearby Quick Shop told me he ran out of gas yesterday for the first time ever. (Source: WALB) The owner of the nearby Quick Shop told me he ran out of gas yesterday for the first time ever. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Some Albany gas stations are on empty on Friday night, feeling the pressure from that Alabama gas pipeline leak.

Quick Shop and Liberty Food Mart are within a block of each other here on North Slappey and both were out of gas.

The owner of the nearby Quick Shop said he ran out of gas yesterday for the first time ever.

He said luckily gas only generates a small portion of his profits, but a lot of customers were surprised to find the stations pumps are off.

"Plastic bags over the nozzles and a couple of them. I just drove straight through. I didn't even ask them. I think I did ask one person and they said that they were waiting on the truck and they were delayed or something but that's about all I know," said Scott Freeland.

"I'm just surprised that it's causing all of this town to be out of gas. I wouldn't have expected that," said Joe Vacknin.

This is all because supplies are still short after the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama was shut down. It is now running again, but it could be a few more days before supply is back to normal.

According to Triple-A, the average gas price in Albany jumped 26-cents in the last week.

Albany now has the third highest prices of the 8 cities Triple-A tracks.

Both Liberty and Quick Shop expect to have gas back online on Monday.

Most stations in town have gas.

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