An undated photo shows holding tanks at Colonial Pipeline’s Linden Junction Tank Farm in Woodbridge, New Jersey, USA.
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Colonial Pipeline announced Monday afternoon that parts of its system will be brought back online to restore service by the end of the week.
“Parts of our pipeline will be gradually brought back into operation, in accordance with the relevant federal regulations and in close consultation with the Ministry of Energy, which directs and coordinates the response of the federal government,” said a statement from the company.
The Colonial Pipeline, which operates the largest pipeline transporting fuel from the Gulf Coast to the northeast, “suspended all pipeline operations” on Friday evening as a proactive measure following a ransomware cyberattack. A criminal group known as the Dark Side was responsible for the attack, the FBI confirmed.
The company announced on Sunday evening that some of its smaller side lines between terminals were back online, but the main lines were still down.
The pipeline is an important part of the US petroleum infrastructure and transports around 2.5 million barrels of gasoline, diesel fuel, heating oil and jet fuel every day. The pipeline is more than 5,500 miles and carries nearly half of the east coast’s fuel supply. The system also supplies fuel to airports, including in Atlanta and Baltimore.
Map of the Colonial Pipelines Systems
Source: Colonial Pipelines
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