Colonial Pipeline

How to make the most of your car’s gas during the fuel shortage

How to make the most of your car’s gas during the fuel shortage

 Georgia gas prices  increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.96 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is 21 cents more than a week ago, 26 cents more than last month and $1.30 more than this time last year. It now costs motorists $44.40 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $7.50 more than what motorists paid in January of 2020 when pump prices hit their peak of $2.46 per gallon.  Georgia gas stations are still recovering from surging demand last week. Gasoline sales were reportedly 2-3 times stronger than normal as drivers lined up at pumps…
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The Sunrise Report: Georgians search for gas

The Sunrise Report: Georgians search for gas

As Georgia begins the slow recovery from last week's gas shortage, you can expect some delays at local gas stations this week. The hacked pipeline is running again, but last week's gas hoarding has caused shortages at many gas stations. It may take a few days for the supply to return to normal. If you were enjoying the weather or time with your family this weekend, the gas shortage was the big news story. Here is more information about it along with other headlines you may have missed over the weekend. First, here's what Georgians were saying about the gas…
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Is our infrastructure safe? Colonial Pipeline hack a wake-up call

Is our infrastructure safe? Colonial Pipeline hack a wake-up call

The ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline that shut down access to a pipeline that supplies fuel along the East Coast is sparking new calls to beef up protection of the nation’s energy infrastructure. Colonial announced on Thursday afternoon that fuel was flowing through Atlanta and the rest of its markets but that there would likely be several more days of intermittent service interruptions. “Colonial will move as much gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel as is safely possible and will continue to do so until markets return to normal,” the company said in a statement.  But resolving the ransomware attack that took the…
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The fuel crisis is over, but your local gas station may still be running on empty

The fuel crisis is over, but your local gas station may still be running on empty

Gov. Brian Kemp Friday extended through May 22 an executive order he issued last Monday to address the gasoline shortage that began with the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline. The 5,500-mile pipeline that provides nearly half of the gasoline on the East Coast was shut down a week ago following a ransomware attack perpetrated by hackers operating out of Russia. Colonial restarted the pipeline on Wednesday. But by then, panicked motorists had depleted gasoline supplies across the Southeast, with many stations running out of fuel. “While Colonial Pipeline is now operational, the company has informed the public that it will…
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Brian Kemp wants you to stop hoarding gasoline

Brian Kemp wants you to stop hoarding gasoline

Georgians rushing to gas stations to fill their tanks are worsening fuel shortages that began after a cyberattack shut down the Colonial Pipeline, Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday. “Only get the gasoline you need,” Kemp urged motorists during a mid-afternoon news conference at the state Capitol. “Please do not go out and fill up every 5-gallon tank you have. Doing so will only mean the shortage will last longer.” The 5,500-mile pipeline that supplies almost half of the gasoline on the East Coast shut down last Friday after a ransomware attack that has been traced to hackers operating out of…
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The company hit by the pipeline cyber-attack is based in Alpharetta

The company hit by the pipeline cyber-attack is based in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA -- Gasoline prices could be headed up at the start of the summer driving season following the shutdown of a major pipeline hit by a cyberattack. Alpharetta-based Colonial Pipeline reported Friday it was the victim of an attack involving ransomware that forced one of the largest fuel transport systems in the nation to halt most of its operations. Colonial’s 5,500-mile pipeline system runs from Texas to New Jersey. It’s uncertain when the system will be back in service. “Maintaining the operational security of our pipeline, in addition to safely bringing our systems back online, remain our highest priorities,” Colonial…
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