Georgia Reporting Shorter Lines at Gas Stations

ATLANTA (AP) - Shorter lines are being reported at gas stations in the metro Atlanta area, but deliveries are being consumed by motorists anxious to find gas.

Colonial Pipeline operates the main artery for gas coming in to terminals in the Atlanta area from the Gulf Coast. The flow was back to pre-hurricane levels on Monday. But it takes days for the gas to cover the distance involved.

Meanwhile, AAA says the supply may not return to normal for another two weeks.

Gov. Sonny Perdue is on a trade mission in Spain. On Monday he issued a news release calling on the Department of Energy to release a significant amount of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

The QuikTrip chain expects all its stations to have gas by Wednesday.

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