Colonial Pipeline Restarts Service After Cyber-Attack

The Colonial Pipeline initiated the restart of operations Wednesday evening.

Following the restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal, Colonial Pipeline said.

That means some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue to experience, intermittent service interruptions during the start-up period.

Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Energy Secretary, tweeted that she had spoken to Colonial’s CEO about the restart.

Colonial Pipeline said it will move as much gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel as is safely possible and will continue to do so until markets return to normal.

While returning to service, the primary focus remains on safety, Colonial Pipeline said. A comprehensive series of pipeline safety assessments will be conducted in compliance with all Federal pipeline safety requirements.

In its statement, the company thanked the White House, FBI and various U.S. agencies for their help in dealing with the attack.

On May 7, 2021, the Colonial Pipeline system reported a ransomware cyber-attack, resulting in a temporary shutdown.

 

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