Supply is crimped… Gasoline prices have surged across the Southeast, as the partial closure of a major pipeline has left some gas stations scrambling for fuel and many drivers stuck in lines to fill their tanks. The Colonial Pipeline—the most important shipping route for delivering gasoline, diesel and other fuel from refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast to consumers along the Atlantic—closed part of its main gasoline-shipping route Sept. 9 following a leak in Alabama. The artery delivers about 40% of the gasoline consumed on the East Coast. Colonial Pipeline Co., the Alpharetta, Ga.-based operator, is working on an emergency section of pipeline to bypass the leak. The company has said it expects to restore service later this week. But those assurances haven’t kept prices from jumping. In Georgia, average gasoline prices as of late Monday had […]