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PHOENIX -- While parts of the eastern portion of the United States recovered from the nation's worst electrical blackout, the Phoenix area suffered a different kind of shortage: residents there awoke Sunday to gasoline shortages.
Industry officials say gasoline is being shipped to the area around the clock, according to The Arizona Republic, but shortages will continue until a pipeline that ruptured July 30 is reopened.
More than half of the 300 stations supplied by ConocoPhillips had no gas Sunday morning, said Julie Igo, spokesperson, according to reports.
Gov. Janet Napolitano put together a plan with pipeline owner Kinder Morgan Energy Partners to bring more gas into the Valley of the Sun. She said tankers are trucking fuel from Kinder Morgan's Tucson fuel depot, and that the company more than double its shipments Sunday through its Los Angeles-to-Phoenix pipeline, The Arizona Republic said.