• 3 minutes Will Iron-Air batteries REALLY change things?
  • 7 minutes Natural gas mobility for heavy duty trucks
  • 11 minutes NordStream2
  • 4 mins GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 1 hour Evergrande is going Belly Up.
  • 4 hours World’s Biggest Battery In California Overheats, Shuts Down
  • 6 mins U.S. Presidential Elections Status - Electoral Votes
  • 16 hours Monday 9/13 - "High Natural Gas Prices Today Will Send U.S. Production Soaring Next Year" by Irina Slav
  • 19 hours Poland Expands LNG Powered Trucking and Fueling Stations
  • 2 days And now, hybrid electric locomotives...
  • 1 day Ozone layer destruction driving global warming
  • 2 days The unexpected loss of output from wind turbines compels UK to turn to an alternative; It's not what you think!
  • 1 day The coming Cyber Attack
  • 1 day Is the Republican Party going to perpetuate lies about the 2020 election and attempt to whitewash what happened on January 6th?
  • 1 day 'Get A Loan,' Commerce Chief Tells Unpaid Federal Workers
  • 2 days The Painful Death of Coal
Julianne Geiger

Julianne Geiger

Julianne Geiger is a veteran editor, writer and researcher for Oilprice.com, and a member of the Creative Professionals Networking Group.

More Info

Premium Content

Panic Buying Sends U.S. Gasoline Prices To Near 7-Year High

The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States has jumped on the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and subsequent outage. The overall average price of retail gasoline is now at $2.985 per gallon, according to AAA. This compares to a year-ago average of just $1.847 per gallon.

This is the highest gasoline price since 2018. Another two-cent rise for U.S. gasoline prices and it would be at a 7-year high, according to GasBuddy data.

It is the Colonial Pipeline’s fifth outage day.

U.S. Gulf Coast refiners curbed their fuel production on Monday, as it became more and more difficult to find takeaway capacity to move their products. One such refiner—Motiva in Port Arthur, the largest one in the United States—slashed its production by 45% on Monday.

The service disruption is affecting the entire East Coast region.

Related Video: Massive American Pipeline Shut Down in Cyber Attack

It has also run dry gas stations in the southeast United States, as gas stations report they have sold out of gasoline as supplies run tight and drivers scramble to top off for fear that they won’t be able to fill up when they truly need it. The panic buying has exacerbated the outage.

Colonial Pipeline has said it will not be able to restore the pipeline to full service until sometime this weekend. Under normal operations, the Colonial pipeline system ships 2.5 million barrels per day.

Citigroup has stated that the East Coast is at risk of a “temporary, but major shortage” of fuels due to the closure, according to Bloomberg.

Colonial Pipeline issued a statement on Twitter on Tuesday that said it was “experiencing a temporary service disruption to our corporate website” that was unrelated to the ransomware attack.

By Julianne Geiger for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:


Download The Free Oilprice App Today

Back to homepage





Leave a comment

Leave a comment




EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News