Would that prevent the fuel pump from running? After pulling off to the side, I did not hear the fuel pump kick on with the ignition?
Also, what is involved in repairing/replacing the valve?
I hate to be the one to say this, but. I know your coming here hoping to a majic word and it will all be better. You wont find that anywhere. Diagnosis over the internet is a hit or miss situation, it could be this or that, but without a qualified mechanic looking at it, it's a guessing game. The only hope you have is that you KNOW it's a fuel system issue. If you have the test quipment, you can narrow it down quickly.
Since this site might be the only one you will get an honest answer, here we go.
Make sure there is gas in the tank.
Check the fuse for the pump.
Check for hose leak's. Vacuum and fuel.
Check gas cap seal for weathering. (cracked and dry seal).
Check fuel pressure (at nipple on fuel rail).
Check charcoal canister for fuel saturation.
If you make sure of all this, and it check's out ok, we can move on.
Im sure if you had a way to show the area from where the fuel was dripping, that would help.
When you ask a question over the internet you have to be prepared to produce pictures and answer question's. That is if you want the best answer.
And last of all, if you feel you an not go any further at anytime, take it to the mechanic.