It’s been five days since fuel started flowing again through Alpharetta-based Colonial Pipeline’s vital artery, following a complicated cyberattack earlier this month.
Georgians shortly noticed panic-buying and winding strains at fuel stations.
This week, households throughout the Southeast are nonetheless driving by yellow “out-of-service” luggage masking fuel station nozzles.
Specialists say those that depend on Colonial’s most important gas pipeline will proceed to see ripple results of the shutdown over the summer season.
Jake Bolling is the CEO and co-founder of Skupos, a platform that connects and tracks gross sales at hundreds of fuel retailers.
In response to Skupos knowledge, as of Monday, gallon sales were up 43% within the affected states that obtain their gas from the Colonial Pipeline, together with Georgia.
WABE’s “All Issues Thought of” host Jim Burress requested Bolling to peel again one other layer of the variables at play within the Colonial shutdown and to speak about what future, high-profile ransomware attacks on our power infrastructure may imply for customers.
Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.