There is no fuel at most of the gas stations in Washington. The shortage occurred after the suspension of the operation of the Colonial Pipeline fuel pipeline because of a cyber-attack.
Gasoline outages continued in Washington on Friday. According to the GasBuddy website, which tracks the situation, 88% of the capital’s gas stations lacked gasoline.
The national average price of gasoline rose to nearly $ 3.04 per gallon, the highest price since October 2014, according to the American Automobile Association.
Recall that a cyberattack using a ransomware program paralyzed the operation of the largest fuel pipeline network in the United States for several days, causing supply disruptions.
The FBI blamed the attack on the hacker group DarkSide, which is allegedly based in Russia or Eastern Europe. President Joe Biden on Thursday said that the hackers were operating from Russian territory, but the United States does not believe that the Russian government is behind this cyberattack. At the same time, the president said that hackers should be brought to justice and did not rule out retaliatory measures.