Colonial Pipeline: At least 42,000 gallons of gas leaked from line

Colonial Pipeline: At least 42,000 gallons of gas leaked from line

SHELBY COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A gasoline leak occurred on Monday in Shelby County.

The line is owned and maintained by Colonial Pipeline.

Colonial says they initially reported 1,000 barrels of gasoline leaking out, which is 42,000 gallons of gas. That's 2,100 fill-ups for a 20-gallon tank vehicle.

The company says they hope to update that number soon. As for cause for the leak, they say they still don't know.

Colonial is still digging to get to the exact location of where the leak started, and until they get there they won't know what caused the leak.

The company says the gasoline is contained but not completely cleaned up yet.

Over 600 people are working around the clock to address the situation and they are projecting to have the repairs done by this weekend.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration says they will issue a corrective action order to Colonial Pipeline officials by the end of the week.

One thing that will do is outline any issues the company needs to address dealing with the integrity of the line that has leaked.

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