gas prices

Catherine Komp/BPR News

Gas stations across Western North Carolina are feeling a crunch after the Colonial Pipeline shutdown because of a cyber-attack. In Asheville, long lines outside of gas stations spilled onto Merrimon avenue and other city streets on Monday. By Tuesday morning, many of those gas stations were out of fuel.


AAA says travel nationwide during the Thanksgiving holiday this year will be at a 13-year high, as it predicts more than 54-million Americans will travel more than 50 miles this holiday – the highest number since 2005, which was the most traveled Thanksgiving holiday on record according to the organization. 

Fuel Frenzy Fades In Mountains, Stations Impacted

Sep 27, 2016
Davin Eldridge

Once news of a ruptured gasoline pipeline in Alabama broke earlier this month, people throughout the southeastern United States immediately rushed out to their local gas stations to stock up. More than 250,000 gallons of fuel is estimated to have been leaked, and the panic that ensued from the incident caused fuel shortages at many area gas stations—and Western North Carolina was by no means immune to the shortages, nor the public’s response to it.