Cyber Attack Sparks Gas Shortage In Parts Of USA

Inside Edition Report


(VIA INSIDE EDITION) Gasoline may continue to be in short supply after a weekend cyberattack on one of the region’s major gas pipelines. Drivers from Maine to Florida are rushing to the pumps, waiting in lines that are reminding people of the oil crises from long ago. And it’s not just in short supply, it’s expensive. Nationwide gas prices are at a 7-year high. But there are things you can do to make your gas last longer, says AAA’s Robert Sinclair. Carpooling and driving at a lower speed are just a few options.

In the wake of the unprecedented cyberattack that has crippled a fuel pipeline critical to the East Coast, gas stations in several states are reporting shortages. Meanwhile, the FBi is officially linking the hack to a Russian criminal gang called Darkside. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY.