Colonial Pipeline is working to restore service and has some smaller lateral lines between terminals and delivery points operating again, the company said.
Colonial Pipeline is working to restore service and has some smaller lateral lines between terminals and delivery points operating again following a ransomware attack Friday, the company has said.
Colonial, the operator of the country’s largest fuel pipeline, temporarily suspended all operations following the incident.
The Colonial Pipeline carries 2.5 million barrels a day—45% of the East Coast’s supply of diesel, petrol and jet fuel.
Colonial said it’s developing a restart plan, but provided no timetable as to when full service will be restored.
“We are in the process of restoring service to other laterals and will bring our full system back online only when we believe it is safe to do so, and in full compliance with the approval of all federal regulations,” the company said in a statement Monday.
The federal government has relaxed rules on fuel being transported by road in response to the emergency.
It means drivers in 18 US states can work extra or more flexible hours when transporting refined petroleum products.
Fuel prices at the pump were largely unaffected on Monday, but there are fears that could change if the shutdown is prolonged.