Pipeline Restarts Operations But Shortages Remain

Representatives from North Carolina request timeline from Energy secretary.

The owner of the Colonial Pipeline Company said late Wednesday that it has begun to restart operations after having to shut off the conduit following a cyberattack last week. “It will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal,” he said.

The pipeline is the primary fuel supply service for the East Coast. Its closure spurred gasoline shortages in southeastern and mid-Atlantic states.

The governors of Florida, North Carolina and Virginia all declared states of emergency to make sure there are enough supplies of fuel.

Six U.S. Representatives from North Carolina wrote to Energy Secretary Granholm to learn how the federal government intends to assist in restoring the pipeline’s functioning. Representative Ted Budd released the letter, which stated, “Our constituents want to hear a clear timeline for full pipeline system resumption.” They added that “a timeline will minimize insurmountable surges in demand at local gas stations.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. energy officials assisting in restoring the pipeline’s operations.
  • For wisdom for those working to protect national security from hackers who have found a way into major infrastructures.

Sources: USA Today, Fox News


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