A gas leak in a major pipeline in the Birmingham, Alabama vicinity has raised fears that gasoline prices will skyrocket in the Deep South and long the East Coast. There are also concerns of shortages.

And this particular pipeline is a whopper, providing fuel for an estimated 50 million people on the East Coast everyday.

With the pipeline operator's assessment that it won't be up and running for at least a week, folks in states like South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee, not to mention Virginia and North Carolina, are being advised to prepare for a gasoline price hike by as much as 15 cents per gallon.

In fact, the Alabama and Georgia governors have already declared states of emergency.

Fortunately, for us, the map of the affected area does not include Kentucky. But it does include two states that BORDER Kentucky.

And Amy Wood of 7 News in Greenville, South Carolina tweeted this out earlier and it sounds like positive news to me: