How the Colonial Pipeline hack is affecting gas prices and supply

A couple in Tampa fills gas containers at a Wawa station Wednesday after a cyberattack crippled the biggest fuel pipeline in the country. (Octavio Jones/Reuters)

A cyberattack that shut down a major U.S. pipeline May 7 has induced fuel shortages across much of the Southeast and highlighted cybersecurity weaknesses in the nation’s energy infrastructure.

Colonial Pipeline, which supplies the East Coast with 45 percent of its fuel, paused its service after a hacker group known as DarkSide broke into its servers and demanded money to restore access.

Gas shortages

According to user-reported data from GasBuddy, many stations in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia are without gas.

600

Stations with reported

shortages

No shortages reported

D.C.

Richmond

Raleigh

Charlotte

Atlanta

Augusta

Tallahassee

Source: GasBuddy

data as of 10:00 a.m.

Monday

Gas shortages

According to user-reported data from GasBuddy, many stations in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia are without gas.

600

Stations with reported

shortages

No shortages reported

D.C.

Richmond

Raleigh

Charlotte

Atlanta

Augusta

Tallahassee

Source: GasBuddy

data as of 10:00 a.m.

Monday

Gas shortages

D.C.

According to user-reported data from GasBuddy, many stations in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia are without gas.

Richmond

Virginia Beach

Raleigh

Charlotte

Atlanta

Augusta

Stations with reported

shortages

Tallahassee

No shortages reported

Source: GasBuddy data

as of 10:00 a.m. Monday

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