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South's Gas Supply Begins to Choke

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South's Gas Supply Begins to Choke

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South's Gas Supply Begins to Choke

South's Gas Supply Begins to Choke

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Customers at a gas station where some customers waited up to two hours in Atlanta, Ga. Two pipelines serving the town have been disrupted. Reuters hide caption

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Gas stations in Southeastern states are running out of fuel, a result of severely disrupted supply lines. The governors of Georgia and North Carolina ask their residents to use gasoline sparingly as pipelines from the Gulf run dry. Stations with gas have long lines of cars.

Two pipelines that provide gasoline to northeastern Georgia were reportedly disrupted by the hurricane. Prices in the Atlanta area have spiked to well over $3 in the past 24 hours.

Addressing the nation Thursday afternoon, President Bush urged Americans not to get gasoline if they don't need it. He also admonished oil companies against price gouging.

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