BENTLEY MEETS WITH PIPELINE OFFICIALS OVER GAS SPILL

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Gov. Robert Bentley met with officials from Colonial Pipeline Company Monday afternoon over the company’s handling of a pipe failure and gas leak in Shelby County.

About 336,000 gallons of gasoline escaped from the pipeline supplying gas to six Southeastern states.

Bentley declared a state of emergency on Wednesday.

He said there are three things to keep in mind during a natural disaster: residents’ safety, the environmental conditions and law enforcement for price gouging.

Bentley said he’s impressed by the progress over the past 10 days.

“It’s really amazing how quickly everyone has reacted,” Bentley said.

Bentley said he encourages residents to call 800-392-5658 or report online via the office of the attorney general if they witness any price gouging.

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