PIPELINE WILL NOT PAY RANSOM… SHORTAGES SPREAD… PIPELINE RESTARTS AFTER HACK

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The Environmental Protection Agency issued a second emergency fuel waiver today, Psaki said, affecting the fuel standards that can be used in D.C., parts of Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, and Alabama, Delaware and Georgia, and specific counties in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. This measure waives the agency’s requirements for low volatility conventional gasoline, which is typically required during the summer to limit pollution, and reformulated gasoline, which the EPA usually bars from blending with other kinds of gasoline.

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Florida, Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina declare states of emergency over gas shortages after Colonial Pipeline hack as 1,000 fuel stations run dry in Southeast as people panic buyRalph Northam and Brian Kemp, governors of Virginia and Georgia, declared a state of emergency TuesdayOn Monday the governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, took a similar step to deal with the fuel crisisThe moves are designed to limit the fallout from the Colonial Pipeline hack, which began on ThursdayThe pipeline was shut from Friday to Monday due to a ransomware attack from Russia-based hackersThe 5,500-mile pipeline is being brought back on line …

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Fuel tanks are seen at Colonial Pipeline Baltimore Delivery in Baltimore, Maryland on May 10, 2021.Jim Watson | AFP | Getty ImagesColonial Pipeline restarted operations Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. ET after a ransomware attack last week forced the entire system offline on Friday evening. The company did warn, however, that its pipeline would not be fully functional immediately. “Following this restart it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal,” Colonial said in a statement. “Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue to experience, intermittent service interruptions during the start-up period. Colonial will …

 

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