With the Colonial Pipeline shut down after a malware attack late last week, fuel shortages loom.
While Gov. Henry McMaster urges restraint from motorists who might feel the need to hoard fuel, those whose tanks are running low might have to search a little harder for a few days while the pipeline comes back online.
There is no need to rush to top off your gas tanks or hoard gas – the pipeline is expected to resume operations by the end of the week.
— Gov. Henry McMaster (@henrymcmaster) May 11, 2021
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What is the Colonial Pipeline, anyway?
Good question — according to the company that owns it, the pipeline stretches from Houston, Texas to the New York harbor and runs through the heart of the Upstate. It’s capable of moving 100 million gallons a day and is responsible for meeting the demand for about half of the East Coast’s need for gas, diesel, heating oil and jet fuel supplies.