Colonial Pipeline Network Issue Reported

Tanker trucks line up for fuel May 18, 2021 at the Selma Oil Terminal. Photo by John Payne

Just days after Colonial Pipeline reopened their 5,500 mile fuel pipeline following a randomware attack, new problems emerged Tuesday.

Colonial reported network issues today unrelated to the ransomware issue that caused many gasoline stations to run out of fuel last week in the Southeastern United States. The network system is reportedly operated by a third party and is used by shippers to plan upcoming fuel shipments, according to Reuters.

Tanker trucks line up for fuel May 18, 2021 at the Selma Oil Terminal. Photo by John Payne

Tuesday’s issue is causing problems for the planning of fuel shipments from the terminals. Officials said fuel was still be delivered but they did not indicate when the network issue would be resolved.

According to GasBuddy.com, 47 percent of stations in North Carolina were still without gas Tuesday morning, down from just over 50% Monday.


Tanker trucks line up for fuel May 18, 2021 at the Selma Oil Terminal. Photo by John Payne

2 COMMENTS

  1. These people will do anything to cause problems to keep gas supply down and prices up. This crap makes me sick. I have a strong feeling there was never a computer problem to start with.

    • To be clear, they (Colonial) shut down the pipeline because their *BILLING* system was hacked and they couldn’t determine how much to charge their customers. The pipeline distribution network was not breached.

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