This situation has caused thousands of gas stations across the country to run out of gasoline
new York- The panic caused by the pipeline closure in the eastern United States prompted Americans to find gasoline for their vehicles, causing the country’s thousands of gas stations to run out of fuel. Hundreds of other companies are restricting sales.
State officials in the southeast have been trying to stabilize the flow of natural gas, but consumers are worried about fuel shortages. Many people have posted videos and images of long queues and empty pumps at gas stations on social media.
This crazy attack took place on the 8,800-kilometer colonial pipeline from Texas to New Jersey, which was closed last Friday after a cyber attack. The pipeline operator has indicated that it hopes to resume most operations before this weekend.
Experts say that the response to the pipeline interruption is not proportional to the actual risk.
Amy Miles Jaffe, an energy expert at Tufts University, said: “There is oil and gasoline.” “We can pump oil manually, can be transported by truck, government and other entities can rent ships. And there is oil in the inventory. .”
Officials in the longest state called for calm.
Alan Wilson, the attorney general of South Carolina, said: “I urge everyone to be cautious and patient.”
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management tweeted on Wednesday: “Remember that it was not a good idea to panic buying toilet paper last year? Please don’t panic about fuel.”
At the White House, officials said they are taking steps to make it easier to transport fuel by ship, train or truck, but they acknowledged that these steps will take some time.