Gas Shortage Widens Across The East Coast
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CNN - A growing number of gas stations along the East Coast are reportedly now without fuel as nervous drivers are aggressively filling up their tanks following the ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline, a critical artery for gasoline. As of 9 pm ET Tuesday, 12.3% of gas stations in North Carolina and 8.6% in Virginia didn't have gasoline, according to outage figures reported by GasBuddy, an app that tracks fuel prices and demand. "Panicked buying" is "running stations in the region dry," Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, told CNN Business. Haan also went on to warn that the "irrational behavior" could prolong supply issues "for weeks."
- Pipeline shutdown threatens to increase gas prices along East Coast link
- Colonial Pipeline shutdowns impact on local gas stations link
- Biggest US fuel pipeline shut down in cyber attack that “may originate in Russia” - BBC News link