Colonial Pipeline operator says normal operations have resumed
|CTVnews 15 May 2021 at 14:21|
ATLANTA -- The operator of the United States largest gasoline pipeline -- hit earlier this week by a ransomware attack -- announced Saturday it has resumed "normal operations," delivering fuel to its markets, including a large swath of the East Coast.
Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline had begun the process of restarting the pipeline s operations on Wednesday evening, warning it could take several days for the supply chain to return to normal.
"Since that time, we have returned the system to normal operations, delivering millions of gallons per hour to the markets we serve," Colonial Pipeline said in a tweet Saturday. Those markets include Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
"All of these markets are now receiving product from our pipeline," the company said, noting how its employees across the pipeline "worked safely and tirelessly around the clock to get our lines up and running."
"It s still going to work its way through the system over the next few days, but we should be back to normal fairly soon," she said.