Drivers in Alabama have been seen lining up at the pump in an attempt to fill up their fuel tanks. What's going on--and could a possible gas shortage be in the future for Tuscaloosa?

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Here's what we know so far: a ransomware attack has impacted operations of the Colonial Pipeline. This pipeline runs from the East Coast to Texas, spanning over 5,500 miles and, according to ABC News, providing about 45% of all fuel consumed on the East Coast. The company is working to restore all normal operations as soon as possible.

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Here's what you need to know: Experts are urging drivers not to panic, as stocking up out of fear could actually cause a gas shortage.

ABC 33/40 News spoke with an AAA Alabama spokesman

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LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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