SC Gov Issues New Order to Keep Gas Supplies Up

Columbia, SC (AP, WLTX) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has issued another executive order to make it easier to keep gasoline supplies flowing to the state following a pipeline spill in Alabama.

The order declares that an emergency exists and waives some federal weight, size and length limitations allowing larger trucks on the road to haul fuel. The order also extends one issued last week waiving limits on the number of hours that commercial drivers can be behind the wheel.

Haley's press secretary Chaney Adams says the governor is working with state officials and industry leaders to ensure an adequate supply of gasoline in the state. Adams said that residents should continue to buy gasoline as they would normally.

In the Midlands, News19 has been to several stations that have run out of either unleaded gas or all grades. However, we've learned some of those stations are expecting a resupply shipment soon.

Gas prices in the area have gone up by at least 10 cents in the last week. According to GasBuddy.com, prices in the Midlands ranging from about $1.80 to $2.15 for regular unleaded.


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