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Cyberattack Could Impact Gas Prices, Cause Shortages


Last updated 5/10/2021 at 4:41pm

A cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline Company on Friday may increase gas prices and cause shortages in North Carolina and other states.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) declared a regional state of emergency after the weekend ransomware attack.

The Colonial Pipeline, headquartered in Georgia, operates a 5,500-mile pipeline that delivers 45 percent of all fuel for the East Coast, transporting up to 100 million gallons a day from refineries along the Gulf Coast to New York.

According to AAA, gas prices in the Carolinas have increased significantly on the week of the Colonial P...

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