Pipeline Operator Says ‘Normal Operations’ Have Resumed

The pipeline system delivers about 45% of the gasoline consumed on the East Coast.

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A pump at a gas station in Silver Spring, Md., is out of service, notifying customers they are out of fuel, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Motorists found gas pumps shrouded in plastic bags at tapped-out service stations across more than a dozen U.S. states Thursday while the operator of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline reported making "substantial progress" in resolving the computer hack-induced shutdown responsible for the empty tanks. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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ATLANTA (AP) — The operator of the nation’s largest gasoline pipeline — hit earlier this week by a ransomware attack — announced Saturday it has resumed “normal operations,” delivering fuel to its markets, including a large swath of the East Coast. Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline had begun the process of restarting the pipeline’s operations on Wednesday evening, warning it could take several days for the supply chain to return to normal. “Since that time, we have…

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