A lesson for the East Coast anti-energy left--Pipeline shutdowns will cost you
Pipeline shutdown in Alabama could send gas prices higherWhile the leak is a problem that has to be fixed, not having access to gas will become a big problem for consumers in the effected region if it is not. All of those anti-pipeline people should at least be having mixed feelings about what happens when they get their way and a pipeline is shut down, even for a short period of time.
Tom Kloza, an energy analyst with the Oil Price Information Service, said some stations in the Southeast could run short on supply and boost their prices by 20 or 30 cents a gallon.
“The Colonial pipeline is the metaphorical aorta for the supply the most populated regions of the country, and you’ve lost 10 days of blood flow,” Kloza said. The good news, he added, is that the disruption comes at a time when gasoline prices are down sharply from a couple years ago.