US government declared a state of emergency over fuel pipeline cyber-attack

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

Earlier post here re US fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline cyberattack forced shutdown of its fuel network

And further:
ICYMI, the Colonial Pipeline was shut as part of a cyberattack.
  • It carries 2.5 million barrels a day
  • which is around 45% of the US's East Coast's supply of diesel, gasoline and jet fuel.
  • the company is still working to restore service
  • Colonial says some of its smaller lateral lines between terminals and delivery points are operational"
  •  Colonial's mainlines remain offline 
US President Biden has declared a state of emergency:
  • amendment to the Jones Act enables fuel to be transported by road
  • has also allowed US truckers to extend their legally mandated maximum daily hours of driving to help deliveries
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