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Why is there a gas shortage in North Carolina today?
Sadly, you might want to go fill up today in North Carolina thanks to Hurricane Ida. The Colonial Pipeline has temporarily shut down two of its fuel lines as Hurricane Ida makes landfall, as reported by CNN. This will cause another North Carolina gas shortage. This is now the second time this year we have faced this issue.
What happened to North Carolina鈥檚 largest gas pipeline?
The operator of the nation鈥檚 largest gasoline pipeline that was hit with a ransomware cyberattack says it has resumed normal operations and is now delivering millions of gallons of fuel per hour. By Sunday night, North Carolina was down to 58 percent of gas stations without fuel, according to Gas Buddy.
How long will it take for gas shortages to end?
鈥淚t’ll be probably one to two weeks in most of these areas until buying gasoline isn鈥檛 something you have to think about, Patrick De Haan with GasBuddy said. Gas shortages: when will they end? CHARLOTTE, N.C.
How many gas stations are out of fuel in North Carolina?
As of 6 p.m., 70 percent of gas stations in North Carolina were out of fuel, according to Gas Buddy. That comes days after Gov. Roy Cooper preemptively declared a state of emergency, lifting some fuel regulations to help ensure there is enough fuel supply available throughout the state.