- Several states are reporting gas shortages as drivers fuel up over fears that a pipeline problem will limit supplies.
- Drivers in the South and on the East Coast are starting to scramble after the shutdown of the Colonial pipeline we’ve been telling you about.
- In areas where stations aren’t empty? There are long lines – and GasBuddy reports stations in North Carolina and Florida are the shortest on supplies.
- The White House says it’s monitoring supply shortages and trying to get gas flowing.
- Source: Fox Business
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In areas where stations aren’t empty? There are long lines – and GasBuddy reports stations in North Carolina and Florida are the shortest on supplies. Colonial pipeline expects to have its 55-hundred mile system back online this week after Friday’s cyberattack.
The White House says it’s monitoring supply shortages. During a White House briefing, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm noted that the Pipeline has never been shut down before. She said the Pipeline should be substantially functional by week’s end. She also warned about price gouging and said it will not be tolerated.
- Closer to “the people?” The gas tax is being temporarily suspended in Georgia amid the shutdown. Governor Brian Kemp is doing it through executive order and he says it’ll help with the price of gas. He noted the temporary nature of the order and urged folks to not overreact to the pipeline shutdown. He said “get what you need” and let others do the same. The suspension will last through Saturday.
Source: Fox Business