HELENA, Ala. – Colonial Pipeline says it has restarted one of its two main pipelines after an explosion in Alabama, but anticipates that its main gasoline line will remain down the rest of this week.
The Georgia-based company said in a statement Tuesday that it restarted its Line 2, which transports diesel, jet fuel and other products, around 11 a.m. Central Time Tuesday.
Colonial shut down both of its main lines after Monday’s blast, which killed a worker and injured several others.
A Colonial Pipeline leak last month led to gas shortages and rising prices across the South.
After the September leak, Colonial said it made up some of the gasoline shortfall by sending gas through the line that usually carries diesel and jet fuel. During a news conference, Bill Barry with Colonial Pipeline said they cannot speculate on the impact the explosion will have on the gas supply.
According to Pelham Fire Chief Danny Ray the fire was officially contained at 2 a.m. this morning.