Majority of DC pumps are still empty during ongoing gas shortage
Days since Colonial Pipeline came back online, gas pumps all over Washington D.C. are still empty, floating between nearly 90% and 73% Sunday night and Monday morning. This comes after reports that Colonial Pipeline paid the ransom to Ransomware hackers in order to come back online. Gas Buddy has reported updates on gas shortages since the shortage began.
The cyberattack led to the pipeline opting to shut down May 7. Ever since, states across the pipeline’s over 5,000 mile long pipe have suffered gas shortages.
North Carolina has 53% empty pumps across its state as of Monday. Georgia is 43% empty and South Carolina is 47% empty. Across the country, 12,106 stations are still without gas.
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