Colonial Pipelines resumes its operation after the ransomware attack

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Colonial Pipelines has resumed its operation following a cyber attack that had forced the company to bring down its services.

The 5,500-meter long pipeline, which was shut down on Friday, is the major fuel pipeline in the east covering almost half of the fuel supply.

The shutdown of its services had resulted in a fuel panic among the people across the country and also hiked the prices even in the west.

Colonial Pipelines issued a statement on Wednesday saying its operations are now up and the supply has resumed. 

“Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience or continue to experience intermittent service interruptions during the start-up period,” the company said in the statement.

“As we initiate our return to service, our primary focus remains safety. As part of this startup process, Colonial will conduct a comprehensive series of pipeline safety assessments in compliance with all Federal pipeline safety requirements,” it further stated.

Publish : 2021-05-13 08:31:00

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