The Alabama Pipeline That Put The South In A Gas Shortage ExplodedRaphael Orlove11/01/16 8:33amFiled to: PipelineGas ShortageAlabama1985EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Photo Credit: Alabaster Fire and Rescue Back in September a pipeline in Alabama burst and put most of the Southeast in a gas shortage. Almost unbelievably, the same pipeline burst again yesterday afternoon, this time in a massive explosion. One worker is confirmed dead and five others are injured. WIAT CBS News in Alabama reports that a contracted crew was working on the Colonial Pipeline with a backhoe near Highway 13 in Shelby County, Ala yesterday afternoon when it struck the line itself, ignited the gasoline, and blew. Advertisement Advertisement Four workers were airlifted to a hospital but the death count remains at one with a total of five others injured, as reported by WIAT. “Light from a light pole shows a house near a plume of smoke from a Colonial Pipeline explosion, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, in Helena, Ala. - AP” Colonial Pipeline shut off its gas around 4 a.m., so while the fire at the site continues to burn, eventually it will just burn itself out. Fears of another gas shortage in the South have already begun.Recommended StoriesSo Much For All That Sweet Cheap GasolineElectric Cars Could Send Oil Companies Into ‘Death Spiral’: People Who Know About MoneyBentley To Offer Free Gas Delivery To Drivers Of Its Very Thirsty CarsRaphael Orloveraphael@jalopnik.com@raphaelorloveRaphael Orlove is staff editor for Jalopnik.