To explain the pipeline situation as it pertains to Alachua County, Alachua County Emergency Management would like to clarify some misinformation that may be circulating surrounding potential impacts to our area as a result of the Colonial Pipeline incident.
Alachua County receives its fuel from two primary locations: the port in Jacksonville and the port in Tampa. These two ports are not serviced by the pipeline. Any gas shortages we are experiencing are a result of increased public demand because of media reporting on the pipeline.
We encourage all residents to maintain their normal routine and get gas when they normally would. We do not recommend hoarding gas or filling up extra gasoline canisters in response to this pipeline incident.
For more information, contact Alachua County Emergency Management Acting Director Jen Grice at 352-264-6520.