National Gas Shortage Hits DC With More Than 80% of Gas Stations Out of Gas

May 17, 2021

Watching the gas prices slowly rise in New York, DC, and several other cities across the United States are faced with a gas shortage crisis. The Colonial Pipeline, which spans more than 5,500 miles and transports about 45% of all the fuel consumed on the East Coast, transporting 2.5 million barrels per day of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and home heating oil, was down for about six days and is finally back up and running in DC, but the problems are still not solved. According to GasBuddy, a platform that tracks fuel demand, prices, and outages, DC has about 81% of filling stations that still don’t have gasoline, 58% of North Carolina gas stations are out of gas- 48% of South Carolina stations have run dry.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said that since the Colonial Pipeline has returned to its normal state, it “should mean things will return to normal by the end of the weekend,” but we have yet to see that change.

Source: CNN

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