Impact of East Coast gas shortage at the pump
As nearly 8% of Virginia's pumps are out of gas, FOX 5 breaks down how this happened and how long the impact could last.
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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DC, MD and VA fuel shortages grow as gas prices rise following cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline
DC, Maryland and Virginia fuel shortages grow as gas prices rise following cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline
Gas prices in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia rose Thursday as panic continued to create fuel shortages at gas stations in parts of the region in reaction to a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline last week by Russian ransomware group DarkSide.