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34% of Maryland gas stations without gas after pipeline attack

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More than a third of Maryland gas stations are out of gasoline as the East Coast sees shortages following a cyberattack on a major pipeline.

Though the Colonial Pipeline has already begun to restart operations following the attack, some consumers resorted to panic buying gasoline after news of the disruption.

The company said it will take several days for the supply chain to return to normal.

GasBuddy.com, a site that tracks gas prices, reports that 34% of Maryland gas stations were experiencing outages as of 7 a.m. Thursday.

Customers line up at the Fill 'Er-Up gas station in Parkton, Md. at lunchtime Wednesday. Drivers could fill up with regular gas, but the station was out of plus and premium gas. Some Maryland residents are crossing into Pennsylvania to buy fuel.

Other states along the East Coast are seeing much more severe problems: In Virginia, 55% of gas stations don’t have gasoline, according to the GasBuddy.com data, while more than 70% of stations are dry in North Carolina.

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service