May 12 2021, the main U.S. fuel and gas pipeline operator, The Colonier Pipeline Transportation Company, said in a statement that it will start work at 17:00 on the same day, but the full resumption of fuel supply services will still take several days.
U.S. President Joe Biden also said earlier On the 12th that people are expected to hear good news about the Colo?neill pipeline company in the next 24 hours. Biden said the U.S. government has been in close contact with the company since the hack. In addition, the U.S. government will consider a temporary waiver of some fuel transportation restrictions to make it easier for fuel to reach areas in need, and the Environmental Protection Agency has temporarily eliminated fuel environmental requirements in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
As the Colonier Pipeline Company pipeline closed for a fifth day, the U.S. multi-state gasoline shortage is getting worse, with fuel shortages occurring in many places.
Analysts pointed out that the shortage of gasoline quickly worsened in a short period of time because car owners panicked to hoard to buy gasoline. U.S. Transportation Secretary Peter Buttigieg called on drivers everywhere to stop panicking about the phenomenon.
In response to frequent U.S. hacking, Biden stressed that the U.S. should strengthen cybersecurity efforts in various areas to address long-term challenges related to cyberattacks, including investment in education to develop more cybersecurity talent and maintain the U.S. position in innovative technologies.