Joe Biden Urges People Not To Panic Over Gas Station Fuel Shortages Due To Pipeline Ransomware Attack; Says “Return To Normalcy” Will Start This Weekend

Joe Biden Urges People Not To Panic Over Gas Station Fuel Shortages Due To Pipeline Ransomware Attack; Says “Return To Normalcy” Will Start This Weekend
As some gas stations run out of fuel and drivers scramble to fill up their tanks, President Joe Biden tried to calm nerves on Thursday, urging Americans not to panic buy and assuring that there will be a “return to normalcy” starting this weekend.

Colonial Pipeline was the target of a ransomware attack that shut in operations along the Eastern U.S., with Bloomberg News reporting that the company paid $5 million to the Eastern European hackers to begin to restore its operations.

In short remarks at the White House, Biden said, “This morning Colonial reported that fuel is beginning to flow to a majority of markets that they service, and they should be reaching full operational capacity as we speak.”

“We want to be clear: We will not feel the effects at the pump immediately. This is not like flicking on a light switch. This pipeline is 5,500 miles long. It
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