Clocks Ticking On Colonial Pipeline Restart: "After 72 Hours... It Gets Really Tough"
While cyber-attacks have disrupted the operations of other energy assets in the U.S. in recent years. this weekend's theft of Colonial’s data, coupled with the detonation of ransomware on the company’s computers, is by far the largest and most impactful.
A key concern at present is meeting product demand in the U.S. Southeast, which is especially dependent on the Colonial system, people familiar with the situation said. The Northeast can secure gasoline shipments from Europe, they said, but it will come at an increasing cost the longer the pipeline stays shut.