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Major Gasoline Pipeline Running Near Full Capacity

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The Colonial Pipeline, which carries about 90 percent of the gasoline supply to North Carolina, was running at about 80 percent capacity Sunday.

That was far better than last week when Hurricane Katrina knocked out power to the pumping stations.

Colonial Pipeline officials said they hoped the pipeline would be back at 100 percent capacity by the end of Labor Day weekend.

This may help stem rising gas prices.

The price for regular unleaded gasoline in the Triangle area ranged from $3 a gallon to $3.39 on Sunday. Some stations also have run out of certain grades of gas.

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