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Colonial Pipeline Back In Business

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The Colonial Pipeline is back to full throughput following its ransomware which disabled the entire pipeline.

On its Twitter page, Colonial stated that: “Colonial Pipeline initiated the restart of pipeline operations at approximately 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 12. Since that time, we have returned the system to normal operations, delivering millions of gallons per hour to the markets we serve.”

All the markets in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, DC, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey are now receiving product from the pipeline.

“Our team members across the pipeline worked safely and tirelessly around the clock to get our lines up and running, and we are grateful for their dedicated service and professionalism during these extraordinary times,” the company said on its social media pages.

The company has spent $1.1bn on system integrity and preventive maintenance in the past five years alone. “We have increased total spending on our IT program – including cybersecurity, information governance and IT infrastructure – by more than 50% since 2017, when we appointed our new Chief Information Officer,” it said.

The pipeline delivers around 100 million gallons of fuel per day and  around 36 billion gallons per year to markets across its operational footprint. For more information visit: www.colpipe.com