Pipeline Shutdown Sparks Panic-Buying at North Carolina Gas Stations

Long lines were seen at gas stations across North Carolina on May 10, amid panic-buying of fuel following the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline due to a cyberattack, local news reported.

The pipeline network ships more than 2.5 million barrels per day of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel, accounting for about 45 percent of fuel consumed on the East Coast, according to Gas Buddy.

Long lines and gas shortages were also reported in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.

Video shared by Twitter user @RCMac1983 shows a long line of vehicles waiting to enter a gas station in Ellenboro, North Carolina. Credit: @RCMac1983 via Storyful

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