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Lines Get Long At East Coast Gas Stations

A gasoline station that has run out of unleaded and mid-grade fuel and has a $20.00 limit on super posts signage at the pump on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Atlanta. Gasoline futures are ticking higher following a cyberextortion attempt on the Colonial Pipeline, a vital U.S. pipeline that carries fuel from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
A gasoline station that has run out of unleaded and mid-grade fuel and has a $20.00 limit on super posts signage at the pump on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Atlanta. Gasoline futures are ticking higher following a cyberextortion attempt on the Colonial Pipeline, a vital U.S. pipeline that carries fuel from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Lines are forming at gasoline stations in several Eastern states, where gasoline supplies have been impacted by a cyber attack against Colonial Pipeline.

 

Georgia has suspended the gasoline tax as prices at the pump have risen due to the shutdown of the pipeline which supplies most of the gasoline for the East Coast, with  55-hundred miles  of pipeline running from Houston Texas to eastern states.

 

That pipeline carries the equivalent of 10-thousand full tanker trucks worth of fuel each day.

 

As supply dwindles, nervous consumers are topping off their tanks while there is still some gasoline left at the pump.

 

A lot of stations are selling just Premium, having run out of Regular and Plus blends.  And many are limiting how much you can buy.

 

 

A gasoline station that has run out of unleaded and mid-grade fuel and has a $20.00 limit on super posts signage at the pump on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Atlanta. Gasoline futures are ticking higher following a cyberextortion attempt on the Colonial Pipeline, a vital U.S. pipeline that carries fuel from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)   May 12th 2021

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