Gas prices keep rising in southern states amid Alabama pipeline spill

(Credit: David McNew/Getty Images/CBS News))
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ATLANTA, Ga (AP) — The auto club AAA reports gas prices continue to climb in several southern states after a pipeline leak in Alabama slowed the flow of fuel across the South.

AAA reports say in Georgia, Tuesday’s average price for regular gas rose nearly 5 cents since Monday, to an average $2.36 statewide – up nearly 27 cents over the past week. The price has climbed nearly 7 cents since Monday in the Macon and Augusta areas.

South Carolina saw an average price rise of nearly 4 cents from Monday to Tuesday – up nearly 18 cents from a week ago. The Columbia, South Carolina area saw prices rise about 6 cents since Monday.

In parts of Alabama, prices rose as much as 20 cents over the weekend.

AAA reports Tuesday North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia also saw prices climb since Monday.

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