Drivers urged to hang in there as gas supply remains low

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – While more barge deliveries of gas are on the way, and gas is also being trucked in from other areas, supply remains low in many areas across Middle Tennessee.

The Tennessee Fuel and Convenience Store Association is urging drivers to hang in there.

“Multiple industry sources confirm that Line 1 will restart today,” said Emily LeRoy, the executive director of the organization.

LeRoy told News 2 multiple government agencies have signed off on the restart of Line 1, which began leaking earlier this week.

A bypass around the leak has since been constructed and completed, and regular gas flow is expected within a matter of days.

But for every positive story, the Tennessee Consumer Affairs office told News 2 complaints are piling up.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

More than 700 people have filed complaints about price gouging, which is up 100 complaints since Monday.

Bellevue driver Annette Pilcher told News 2 she realized she needed to get gas on her way home from church on Sunday.

She had less than half a tank and still had several errands to run.

“I was a little bit concerned,” said Pilcher.

The first gas station she passed was out of gas, so she stopped at another one on Old Hickory Boulevard.

“The cashier told me they were out of regular gas, but the owner of the station was selling super premium gas at regular gas prices and I just thought that was a wonderful thing for him to do and that’s why I called you,” said Pilcher.

To find the lowest gas prices in Tennessee, visit GasBuddy.com.

Click here to read more about the Southeast gas shortage.

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