Southeast Hit by Gas Shortages After Colonial Pipeline Hack
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From the RightGas Prices Hit Highest Point Since 2014 after Pipeline Hack
President Biden has overseen a steep increase in gas prices since taking the oath of office in January.
On January 21, an average gallon of regular gasoline cost $2.33, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). By the start of this week, that figure had risen to $2.96 and today, AAA pegged the average gallon at $2.99, the highest mark since November 2014.
While it’s true that prices had already been rising when Biden took office, they were doing so more slowly and at least in part in response...
From the CenterSoutheast sees gas shortages amid pipeline shutdown
Parts of the Southeastern U.S. are seeing gasoline shortages following a cyberattack that shut down Colonial Pipeline.
As of Tuesday afternoon, nearly 8 percent of Virginia gas stations, more than 6 percent of North Carolina gas stations and more than 4 percent of Georgia gas stations were without fuel, according to Gasbuddy analyst Patrick De Haan.
Other states, like Florida and South Carolina, also saw some outages.
In an interview with The Hill on Monday, De Haan predicted that parts of the Southeast were likely to be at...
From the LeftGasoline demand spikes in several states after pipeline hack
A growing number of gas stations along the East Coast are without fuel as nervous drivers aggressively fill up their tanks following a ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline, a critical artery for gasoline. The panic-buying threatens to exacerbate the supply shock.
As of 4 pm ET Tuesday, 8.5% of gas stations in North Carolina and 7.7% in Virginia didn't have gasoline, according to outage figures reported by GasBuddy, an app that tracks fuel prices and demand. The Virginia figure was flat from 11 am ET, while North...