Cybersecurity-Pipeline Cyberattack

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008 file photo traffic on I-95 passes oil storage tanks owned by the Colonial Pipeline Company in Linden, N.J. A major pipeline that transports fuels along the East Coast says it had to stop operations because it was the victim of a cyberattack. Colonial Pipeline said in a statement late Friday that it “took certain systems offline to contain the threat, which has temporarily halted all pipeline operations, and affected some of our IT systems.” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials are seeking to soothe concerns about price spikes or damage to the economy from last week's cyberattack on a major fuel pipeline.

Officials stress that the fuel supply has so far not experienced widespread disruptions, and the pipeline company says it's working toward "substantially restoring operational service" by this coming weekend.

The White House says it is monitoring supply shortages in parts of the Southeast, and that President Joe Biden has directed federal agencies to bring their resources to bear.

Colonial Pipeline delivers about 45% of the fuel consumed on the East Coast.

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Linda Abernathy

WTG Biden, I blame the gas shortage on you! I think they are giving us a taste of whats to come no matter what excuse they used. We go from 1.79 to 2.59, this is why we were SELF SUFFICIENT! Bring back the pipeline!

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