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Gasoline Shortages Disappearing Two Weeks After Pipeline Outage

  • Purchasing trends at corner gas stations start to normalize
  • Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee still have shortages
Gas Prices Rise As Stations Run Out Of Fuel
Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg

Gasoline shortages are fading in much of the U.S. Southeast more than two weeks after the nation’s biggest fuel pipeline was crippled by a cyberattack.

Purchasing trends at corner gas stations and convenience stores are starting to normalize in most of the markets that ran dry during the Colonial Pipeline shutdown earlier this month, according to data compiled by retail-tech company GetUpside. In response, the app will begin lifting the 3-cents-a-gallon cap on discounts offered to customers that the company imposed at the start of the crisis to help retailers conserve supplies, said Meredith Sadlowski, GetUpside’s president of fuel and c-store.