It’s been reported that over 15,000 Gas Stations are out of Fuel Nationwide this week.
Gas shortages eased slightly overnight in some states but worsened in others as Colonial Pipeline works to bring one of the nation’s major fuel conduits back online.
More gas stations were out of fuel in Florida, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi, early May 13, 2021, compared to the night of May 12, 2021, according to GasBuddy.
In Florida, 30% of 7,564 gas stations were out of fuel as of 6 a.m. Central Time.
In Maryland, 34% of the state’s 1,869 gas stations could no longer serve customers.
More than half of South Carolina’s 3,084 gas stations ran out of fuel, along with 34% of Tennessee’s stations.
7% of Mississippi’s stations are out of gas, compared to 6% the night prior.
About 7 in 10 gas stations in the worst-hit state, which has 5,373 stations, remain out of gas, according to GasBuddy, an app that tracks prices and availability of gasoline.
Fuel shortages eased in Virginia, where 55% of gas stations are out of fuel, and Georgia, where approximately 50% were out of fuel.
More than 15,630 gas stations were out of gas in the Eastern United States, according to GasBuddy data.
Why are Gas Stations out of Fuel?
Colonial Pipeline’s 5,500 mile-plus pipeline, which stretches from Texas to New Jersey, was taken offline last week as a defensive measure to the company being cyber attacked by a criminal ring of computer hackers called DarkSide, federal authorities stated.
Colonial Pipeline, on May 12, 2021, initiated the restart of the pipeline, but warned it will take several days for operations to return to normal.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said the restart of the pipeline went well overnight (early May 13, 2021.)
“This should mean things will return to normal by the end of the weekend,” she said in a statement.
Gas supply remained adequate in the wake of the attack on the pipeline, but transportation issues stemming from panicked consumers led to gas shortages and rising gas prices.
“The pipeline coming back online should alleviate some consumer concern”, Phil Flynn, an energy market analyst with the Price Futures Group, said.
Tom Kloza, founder of the Oil Price Information Service, said Colonial’s message “means that the deluge of rain is over, but the ‘river crest’ of station outages probably arrives tomorrow or Friday. Friday is always the busiest day for purchasing gasoline.”
People in the worst-hit states, such as the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia, could see up to 14 days of trouble buying fuel, Patrick De Haan, an analyst with GasBuddy, said.
Why are we having a gas shortage?
The computer hacker group, DarkSide, infiltrated Colonial’s network with ransomware; technology that enables hackers to hold hostage information in return for payment.
With ransomeware computer hacks, computer networks are locked (encrypted.) Once payment is made (the ransom), the hackers will deliver the code to unlock the network, hard drives, etc., so the network is operational again.
Colonial hasn’t said whether it paid the ransom. The company said the hackers didn’t reach core parts of its network but that it took certain areas offline in response to the breach, leading to the pipeline going offline.
Federal officials, including members of Congress, are studying how to prevent such attacks in the future against critical infrastructure. A bipartisan group in the House introduced a bill on May 12 to send money to state and local governments to bolster their computer security.
Wait a minute, members of Congress are “studying” how to prevent cyber attacks on networks? Most large corporations have computer forensics specialists constantly monitoring their computer networks, but Federal officials and members of Congress are just now “studying” on how to prevent such attacks in the future? This is another RED FLAG. Shouldn’t Federal officials already have the best people on the job; I guess not; yeah right.
Beijing Biden, meanwhile, signed an executive order that calls for the federal government “to bear the full scope of its authorities and resources to protect and secure its computer systems, whether they are cloud-based, on-premises, or hybrid” while working with private companies to protect their systems.
Does Beijing Joe even know what cloud-based, on-premises or hybrid computer networks are? If you want to know, email me.
So hold on, it took an executive order from Beijing Joe to secure and protect a massive network that runs valuable resources for the country? Shouldn’t this protection be in place every day? YES IT SHOULD! Was there absolutely NO PROTECTION in place for that network pipeline?
Since we’re talking about stupidity, Beijing Joe has also allowed China, of all countries, on America’s power grid. President Trump prevented this for obvious reasons, but Beijing Joe opened it right up, giving China open access to America’s power grid. It just keeps getting better doesn’t it?
Flynn sees the need for a national effort to respond to the attack.
“I would say it’s the moral equivalent of war. We have to do whatever we can to stop this.”
YA THINK?! THESE PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS!
They’re telling us there was no network security in place. What kind of idiots are running the network?, unless, it was an inside job by the government….no that’s silly talk, I know.
What is the shady “government” distracting us from, since it was more than likely NOT hackers; the deep state pushing control and manipulation. Why? To push buttons on the states rebelling. THERE ARE NO COINCIDENCES.
We should all research any “executive orders” the pedo puppet put through and find out EXACTLY what they mean.
This is the TOTALITARIAN TIPTOE, as David Icke would say.
The motto of the “government” and DEEP STATE has always been, Create a problem, be the “solution.”
The “government” tries to take away rights and harm the PEOPLE.
Many people are still asleep, fully bowing down, as they do us MORE HARM.
THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT HERE TO HELP YOU, SAVE US, OR ANYONE!
THE GOVERNMENT HAS NEVER BEEN FOR THE PEOPLE.
This is all another dark game for CONTROL and some people will never see it because the television tells them otherwise.
TIME TO WAKE UP AND REALIZE WHO THE REAL ENEMY IS.
Did you know paying taxes is illegal? It says so right in the Constitution…research that sometime.
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