FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 19, 2016
Office of Communications
Colonial Pipeline Repairs
“As a result of the ongoing repairs to Colonial Pipeline, we are still receiving reports of some gasoline shortages in the Atlanta area. The Georgia Department of Agriculture is working with our federal, state and industry partners to monitor the situation and have taken action along with the Governor’s Office to relax certain regulations in an attempt to open several alternate avenues to help resupply the Atlanta area. As of Monday morning it appears that the situation is starting to improve, however it will take time for the gas supply to return to normal. We reiterate the Governor’s advisement to the public to maintain regular consumption levels and travel schedules in order to reduce further interruption to the fuel supply. Any concerns regarding gas prices and gouging should be reported to the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs at 800-869-1123 or www.consumer.ga.gov/.”
Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black
About the GDA The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is the voice of the state’s agriculture community. The department's mission is to provide excellence in services and regulatory functions, to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests, and to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber for Georgia, America, and the world by using state-of-the-art technology and a professional workforce. For more information, visit www.agr.georgia.gov.