Unbranded prices soar over name brands in southeastern U.S. Safety agency corrective order issued on major gas pipeline Loyalty to your local mom-and-pop gas station may come at a price. Customers buying gasoline at grocery stores and other independent retailers may pay more than those shopping at name-brand outlets after the biggest gasoline pipeline in the U.S. sprang a leak Sept. 9. Colonial Pipeline’s proposed restart of its shuttered line next week is up in the air after a safety agency said the company can’t go ahead without its approval. When natural disaster strikes or supplies are suddenly cut off, refiners have to prioritize deliveries to wholesale terminals of name-brand gasoline for retailers like BP or Citgo, according to Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst. Whatever is left over trickles down to unbranded stations. “The leftovers that aren’t guaranteed, that’s the least focus of any oil company,” DeHaan said […]

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