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Drivers Line Up At Gas Stations Amid Shortage Concerns

Posted: 9:58 PM, Sep 16, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-17 15:37:28Z

Fearful drivers tapped multiple gas stations in Nashville dry amid concerns of a gas shortage.

Governor Haslam issued a state of emergency Friday afternoon in order to waive hours of service requirements for petroleum truck drivers, ensuring there would not be any fuel supply disruptions. 

Haslam asked the public to not panic or change their normal fueling habits, but several gas stations saw lines at the pump, and some even had to turn drivers away after running out.

One driver told NewsChannel 5 he had to try four stations before finding a place to fill up and described it as "mad chaos."

The pipeline leak happened in Shelby County, Ala. in which the company said about 6,000 barrels of gasoline was spilled. 

Prices were expected to increase, as the supply of fuel would become limited in some areas.

However, anyone wanting to report price gouging to file a complaint here www.tn.gov/consumer or call toll-free 1-800-342-8385.