World How Hard Gas Shortages Are Hitting Each State, According to Drivers
What Panic-Buyers Have Been Doing With Their Gas Now Shortage Eased
Reddit users are mostly sharing what their "neighbors" have been doing with gas after panic-buying during the shortage caused by the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack.On May 7, the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack led to gas shortages in the East Coast. They eased after a few days when the fuel pipeline—the largest in the U.S.— began operating at a normal rate again.
The majority of gas stations in North Carolina and Washington, D.C. still face gas outages even as the fuel crisis along the U.S. East Coast sparked by the Colonial Pipeline shutdown shows signs of easing up.
Almost nine in ten gas stations in Washington, D.C. and 58 percent of stations in North Carolina are out of fuel, new data from the GasBuddy app shows.
South Carolina is also experiencing gas shortages at around half of the gas stations in the state, according to data shared by GasBuddy's head of petroleum analysis Patrick De Haan.
Majority of Stations in Charlotte, North Carolina's Biggest City, Have Run Out of Gas
Up to 71 percent of stations in Charlotte have run out of gasoline as consumers rush to buy fuel.The Colonial Pipeline, which delivers about 45 percent of the fuel consumed on the East Coast, was hit by a ransomware attack last Friday. The attack has since resulted in shortages and inflated gas prices as consumers rushed to buy fuel across Southeastern states including North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Florida.
In Alabama and Delaware, the situation is less severe, with 8 percent and 2 percent of gas stations having reported outages in each state respectively.
Floridians will struggle to find fuel at 19 percent of gas stations in the state, according to the latest data, and a little more than four in ten (43 percent) of Georgia stations are experiencing gas outages.
Twenty-nine percent of stations are without gas in Maryland, and in Tennessee a similar 27 percent are out of action. A third of Virginia gas stations are said to be suffering from outages.
A handful of states have reported little in the way of gas shortages in spite of the Colonial pipeline shutdown in the wake of a hack. These include Kentucky (2 percent), Louisiana (0 percent), Mississippi (6 percent), New Jersey (1 percent), Texas (0 percent) and West Virginia (6 percent).
The billion-dollar UAE-Israel gas deal will go forward
The ongoing bombing of Gaza is unlikely to deter the UAE from investing big in its new ally’s gas fields.While the recent escalation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel’s ongoing bombing of the Gaza Strip are expected to significantly increase the political risks associated with investing in the Israeli oil and gas sector, they are unlikely to deter Mubadala from completing the landmark deal.
De Haan said data showed there were 12,405 gas station fuel outages in total as of Sunday afternoon.
The data published by GasBuddy is crowdsourced from drivers reporting gas outages at stations in their states. The firm notes that the crowdsourced data may not "reflect the most current information"
Most of the outage GasBuddy figures were an improvement onfrom the impacted states. Only the District of Columbia, Georgia and South Carolina outages showed marked increases on Sunday evening.
Fuel shortages have begun to ease afteron Saturday, promising to deliver millions of gallons of oil to its usual markets on the East Coast.
"We recognize the critical nature of our system to millions of Americans. We safely deliver ~100 million gallons of fuel per day and ~36 billion gallons per year to markets across our operational footprint," the energy firm tweeted.
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"Colonial has and will continue to put safety and system integrity first and will invest the required resources to maintain safe and reliable operations of our pipeline."
Morrison government bankrolls $600m Hunter Valley gas plant .
The Morrison government will direct its Snowy Hydro power corporation to build a $600 million gas-fired power plant in the Hunter Valley, ignoring calls that the investment is unneeded. © Getty Minister for Energy Angus Taylor reacts during Question Time in the House of Representatives at Parliament House The long-anticipated intervention in the energy market will result in a 660-megawatt gas-peaker plant being constructed at a former aluminium plant in Kurri Kurri.