Hackers shut down a major pipeline in the southeast and suddenly we are living in the 1970s again.
Gas stations throughout the southeast have run out of gas, causing long lines at operating stations and prices are rising.
Is this a view of things to come?
Breitbart News reports:
Gas Panic: East Coast Gasoline Demand Soars 32.5%, Outages Spread
Demand for gasoline soared Monday as the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline sent Americans to the pumps.
Gas demand on the east coast of the U.S. rose 32.5 percent compared with the prior Monday, GasBuddy petroleum analyst Patrick De Haan tweeted on Tuesday.
PADD is short for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts, a designation created during World War II to allow the government to allocate petroleum distribution. PADD 1 is the East Coast, PADD 2 is the Midwest, PADD 3 is the Gulf Coast, PADD 4 is the Rocky Mountains, and PADD 5 is the West Coast.
In addition, many areas around the country are experiencing gasoline outages, De Haan tweeted. The largest outage on Tuesday was in Virginia.
GASOLINE OUTAGES as of 11am CT:
— Patrick De Haan ⛽️📊 (@GasBuddyGuy) May 11, 2021
This is not good. Take a look at the videos below:
It’s 10 p.m. & I’m in Northern Virginia, home to some of the richest counties in the country.
Long lines. Rising gas prices. No longer energy independent. This is the new normal.
Congratulations, democrats. pic.twitter.com/NHTOR0QMlS
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) May 12, 2021
This is crazy. I stopped for gas just now having no idea what was happening. It’s out. People here told me they’d been to other stations and found the same. pic.twitter.com/7LDVdUXPo4
— Greg Suskin (@GSuskinWSOC9) May 11, 2021
“Thanks Joe Biden”
Imagine if there was a gas shortage under Trump, we would hear calls for impeachment, again.
The Democrats are a joke. pic.twitter.com/SKGgPQsN7g
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) May 12, 2021
Gas lines all the way down to the expressway. pic.twitter.com/D38kfpABuj
— Lo Keys (@LoKeys910) May 11, 2021
I’ve visited five gas stations this morning and the Costco one is the first to have gas.
The line is insane. pic.twitter.com/fMfuIMNlJ7
— Alicia Devine, Photojournalist (@alicia_c_devine) May 11, 2021
How do you think the media would treat this story if it happened under Trump?