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Gasoline shortage, broken pipeline has Houston origins

In Houston, gas prices keep falling, but if you're on the east coast that's probably not the case for you after a recent gas line break.

A section of the Colonial Pipeline that carries gas from Houston to New York is closed now after it spilled roughly 250,000 gallons of gas in Alabama.

So for drivers on the Southeast and East Coast, gas prices are expected to spike.

Gasbuddy.com analysts say over the next week, gas prices could jump by as much as fifteen cents per gallon in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

It's even worse for folks in South Carolina where gas could rise by as much as twenty cents per gallon.

The major pipe was providing gasoline for around 50 million people on the east coast every day and according to its website, Colonial is, by volume, the largest pipeline operator in the country.