Gas pumps are covered with plastic bags at the Race Trac gas station, after a cyberattack crippled the biggest fuel pipeline in the country, run by Colonial Pipeline, in St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S., May 12, 2021.
Colonial Pipeline announced late Thursday it had restarted its entire pipeline system linking refineries on the Gulf Coast to markets along the eastern seaboard.
On Thursday about 70% of gas stations in North Carolina were without fuel, while around 50% of stations in Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia had outages, tracking firm GasBuddy said.
read moreTo stem fuel shortages, four states and federal regulators relaxed fuel driver restrictions to speed deliveries of fresh supplies.
read moreGulf Coast refiners that move fuel to market on the Colonial Pipeline had cut processing as an alternative pipeline filled to capacity last weekend.
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