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A key oil pipeline could restart Saturday, after blast

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>> A massive fire in Alabama ignited by a major gasoline pipeline explosion still raging into Wednesday. The line, a crucial supply source for the east coast of the US will be up and running by Saturday at the earliest according to its operator, Colonial Pipeline. The disruption already sparking fears of a fuel shortage.
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>> This is the second car I filled up today and I'm gonna go home and get another car.>> In September, nearly 300,000 gallons of gas leaked from another Colonial Pipeline rupture.>> Last time, we didn't get a delivery for like three days.>> People were actually fighting over here over gas.
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I hope it doesn't go that crazy.>> Colonial pipeline is the largest US refined products pipeline system and can carry more than three million barrels of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel between the Gulf Coast and the New York harbor area. The outage could be especially costly for Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia.
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Those states' governors on Tuesday issued waivers to allow easier transit of fuel through other means. Monday's explosion was caused when a large excavator rammed into the pipeline, causing the blast which killed one worker and injured five others.