Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Tuesday in an effort to mitigate issues that could arise following a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline.
The pipeline delivers about 45% of the fuel consumed on the East Coast and is the primary fuel source for many Virginia gas stations.
Colonial Pipeline restored some fuel delivery service by Tuesday, but the main artery of the pipeline remained shut down. Colonial has said it anticipates restoring the majority of its service by the end of the week.
A Richmond gas station was charging $6.99 per gallon of gasoline Tuesday afternoon, it was under 3 dollars a gallon that morning, at that station. Last I heard, price gouging during an emergency was illegal. The Federal Trade Comission, or something like that