Part of Colonial Pipeline that runs through NC is back online


The bite administration is working with colonial pipeline to help it reopen after a massive cyber attack. It’s one of the top U. S. Pipeline operators and a critical supplier for parts of the East Coast. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said we’re preventing these types of attacks on businesses is a top priority. Unfortunately, these sorts of attacks are becoming more frequent. They’re here to stay and we have to work in partnership with business to secure secure networks to defend ourselves against these attacks. The president was briefed yesterday. It’s an all hands on deck effort right now and we are working closely with the company, state and local officials to make sure that they get back up to normal operations as quickly as possible and there aren’t disruptions in supply.

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline says fuel line that runs through North Carolina is operating under manual control

In a release Monday night, Colonial Pipeline says operations have resumed in the pipeline that runs through the Piedmont TriadColonial Pipeline says Line 4, which runs from Greensboro, N.C., to Woodbine, Md., is operating under manual control for a limited period of time while existing inventory is available.Officials said they will continue to evaluate product inventory in storage tanks at their facilities and others along our system and are working with our shippers to move this product to terminals for local delivery.Earlier in the day, Gov. Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 213, declaring a state of emergency in North Carolina and temporarily suspending motor vehicle fuel regulations to ensure adequate fuel supply supplies throughout the state.On May 7, 2021, the Colonial Pipeline system reported a ransomware cyber-attack, resulting in a temporary shutdown of that line.The Colonial Pipeline is a primary fuel pipeline for North Carolina. “Today’s emergency declaration will help North Carolina prepare for any potential motor vehicle fuel supply interruptions across the state and ensure motorists are able to have access to fuel,” said Governor Cooper.The Order received concurrence from the Council of State.Read Executive Order No. 213 in its entirety here.

In a release Monday night, Colonial Pipeline says operations have resumed in the pipeline that runs through the Piedmont Triad

Colonial Pipeline says Line 4, which runs from Greensboro, N.C., to Woodbine, Md., is operating under manual control for a limited period of time while existing inventory is available.

Officials said they will continue to evaluate product inventory in storage tanks at their facilities and others along our system and are working with our shippers to move this product to terminals for local delivery.

Earlier in the day, Gov. Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 213, declaring a state of emergency in North Carolina and temporarily suspending motor vehicle fuel regulations to ensure adequate fuel supply supplies throughout the state.

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

The Colonial Pipeline is a primary fuel pipeline for North Carolina.

“Today’s emergency declaration will help North Carolina prepare for any potential motor vehicle fuel supply interruptions across the state and ensure motorists are able to have access to fuel,” said Governor Cooper.

The Order received concurrence from the Council of State.

Read Executive Order No. 213 in its entirety here.



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