While the Colonial Pipeline, one of the largest oil pipelines in the USA, remains closed due to cyber attack, the average gasoline price in the country has exceeded $ 3 per gallon for the first time since 2014 as a result of the shortage of supply.
It was reported that the shortage of gasoline, especially in the southeastern states, continued as a result of the supply shortage experienced after the closure of the oil pipeline.
In the news in the American press, states such as North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida are experiencing a shortage of gasoline, while the residents of these regions panic and buy more gas than they need and therefore stocks are depleted quickly.
SUPPLY FAULT INCREASED PRICES
After the temporary closure of the oil pipeline, the shortage in gasoline supply was also reflected in prices.
According to the American Automobile Association (AAA) data, the retail price of gasoline rose from $ 2.9 a week ago to over $ 3 per gallon. Thus, gasoline prices have seen over $ 3 for the first time since 2014.
The operations of the Colonial Pipeline pipeline, which carried more than 100 million gallons of gasoline and other fuel daily from Houston to the Port of New York, were temporarily suspended on May 7 due to a cyber attack.
CALLS TO CITIZENS TO DON’T STOCK
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) held a group called DarkSide responsible for the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline.
US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm stated at a press conference yesterday at the White House that the Colonial Pipeline will be largely operational by the end of the week.
Stating that there is no shortage of gasoline, there is only a supply shortage, Granholm called on citizens not to stock up and not to apply exorbitant prices to gas stations.
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