East Coast Gas Shortage: Gas prices in DC, Maryland and Virginia
WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - A gas emergency is in effect on the East Coast – and it has hit D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
As of Friday morning, 53% of all the Commonwealth’s gas stations reporting outages. D.C. is reporting 86% outages, according to Gas Buddy.
In neighboring Maryland, 42% of all gas stations reported being without fuel.
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The outages were initially reported in North Carolina – which currently sits at 71%.
According to Fox Business, the fuel shortages have been prompted by panic buying after a cyber attack on the Colonial Pipeline by the Russian hacking group Darkside.
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The shortages are expected to expand to the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast.
Currently, gas prices in D.C.’s Northern Virginia counties are holding steady at:
- $2.933 (Regular)
- $3.288 (Mid)
- $3.606 (Premium)
- $3.017 (Diesel)
In D.C.’s Maryland suburbs:
- $3.040 (Regular)
- $3.440 (Mid)
- $3.699 (Premium)
- $3.235 (Diesel)
In the District proper:
- $3.639 (Mid)
- $3.769 (Premium)
- $3.294 (Diesel)
- Prices are from AAA, and will be updated daily. The last update was May 12
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