This is in response to the voluntary closure of colonial pipelines that have recently suffered cyber attacks
According to CNN, Georgia has joined an increasing number of states, declaring a possible state of emergency due to a shortage of gasoline.
The statement said that after 2 pm Eastern time on Tuesday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued a state of emergency statement, “to prepare and coordinate our response to the voluntary closure of colonial pipelines due to cyber attacks. Measures”.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency on Monday night, a move that caused him to temporarily suspend some fuel regulations to ensure adequate supplies.
In total, at least three states are implementing emergency measures to ensure that there is no fuel shortage: Georgia, Virginia, and North Carolina.
After the ransomware attack led to the closure of the colony’s pipeline (ransomware is an important artery for gasoline) and the driver filled up the gas tank in a big way, many gas stations on the east coast are currently out of gas.
AAA said the national retail price reached US$2,985 per gallon on Tuesday, the highest level in nearly six years.
The Colonial Pipeline, which supplies nearly half of the diesel and gasoline to the East Coast, announced on Monday that it expects to resume operations this weekend.