Pump Patrol: Pipeline cyberattack causes rise in gas prices

Some gas stations on the East Coast have reportedly run out of gas, while others have seen customers hoarding gas.

News 12 Staff

May 12, 2021, 10:18 AM

Updated 1,127 days ago

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Drivers could be spending more for gas due to a cyberattack on a crucial gasoline supplier.
There has been a slight spike in prices at the pump since Colonial Pipeline had to close operations after the attack.
The American Automobile Association says gas prices have gone up about two cents from yesterday.
News 12’s Joanna Hernandez was in Thunderbolt 12 and saw a pattern of gas prices from around $3.09 a gallon to $3.39 a gallon.
A gas station on Hutchinson River Parkway was on the high end with $4.79 a gallon, while drivers on South Conduit Boulevard could get gas for $2.87 a gallon paying in cash.
Some gas stations on the East Coast have reportedly run out of gas, while others have seen customers hoarding gas.
The pipeline is likely to be back to normal in the coming days.


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