Latest from Will Englund

Engineers raise alarms over the risk of major explosions at LNG plants

As the Trump administration pushed hard for new LNG export terminals, some engineers warned that the risk of a major explosion was being played down. Federal regulators have been slow to respond.
  • Jun 3, 2021

Colonial Pipeline hit by new computer problem

Trying to install fixes to avoid another ransomware attack, the company may have caused glitches in the system used by shippers for communication.
  • May 18, 2021

Colonial shutdown shows how Americans pay the price of efficiency

The energy sector has stripped redundancy out of its systems, at the risk of leaving customers in the lurch when things go wrong.
  • May 15, 2021
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Running on empty

The threats — real and imagined — driving a run on gas across the Southeast. And why Peloton decided to recall 125,000 treadmills.
  • May 13, 2021

Panic buying strikes Southeastern United States as shuttered pipeline resumes operations

Fuel prices spiked and states of emergency were put in place across various states in the Southeastern U.S. after a cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline.
  • May 12, 2021

Fuel shortages crop up in Southeast, gas prices climb after pipeline hack

While Colonial Pipeline works to restore service after last week’s cyberattack, some gas stations in Virginia, Georgia, Florida and other states are reporting dry pumps and long lines.
  • May 11, 2021

Colonial Pipeline ‘ransomware’ attack shows cyber vulnerabilities of U.S. energy grid

Fallout from the massive cyberattack may have regional repercussions in the Southeast if repairs drag on.
  • May 10, 2021

Ransomware attack leads to shutdown of major U.S. pipeline system

Colonial’s 5,500 miles of pipelines carry fuel from refineries on the Gulf Coast to customers in the southern and eastern United States. The company says it shut down its pipelines temporarily after a cyber attack.
  • May 8, 2021

Minnesota gasps at the financial damage it faces from the Texas freeze

In Minnesota, where the temperature dropped below minus-20 in February and scarcely a single customer lost gas or electricity, state officials are struggling to come up with an equitable solution to a debacle that was made in Texas. One Texas-based utility is pushing hard for relief.
  • Apr 26, 2021

The fight over who will pay for Texas blackouts gears up

A high-stakes struggle is taking place in federal bankruptcy courts, in state courts and in the Texas legislature.
  • Apr 14, 2021