The suspension of the Colonial Pipeline has caused prices to rise sharply in a matter of weeks, the nonprofit American Automobile Association said.
The cost of gasoline in the United States remains at a record high in recent years after a cyber-attack on the company – operator of the pipeline Colonial Pipeline. The non-profit American Automobile Association (AAA) announced this on its website.
“The average cost of gasoline at the national level remains the highest in the last six years and is $3.04 (per gallon, 3.785 liters),” the report says. According to experts, they expected that fuel prices will rise to about $3 per gallon as Memorial Day approaches (falls this year on May 31), when the US traditionally begins the summer vacation season. However, “the suspension of the Colonial Pipeline led to the fact that prices rose sharply in a few weeks” before that, state the experts of AAA. “States in the southeastern United States will continue to experience limited fuel supplies during this week,” the association warned. “Over the past weekend, prices have started to return to normal, but as Memorial Day approaches, they will fluctuate at high rates,” said Janet McGee, a spokeswoman for AAA. “This summer season will cost motorists dearly.”