Gas prices spike following Colonial Pipeline cyberattack

The national gas price average has hit $3 a gallon due to supply shortages brought on by the ransomware attack on one of the nation’s largest fuel lines.
1:15 | 05/13/21

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Now the national average for a gallon of gas is over $3 for the first time in nearly seven years. Up nearly eight cents from last week and some states are being hit much harder than that. Kenneth motorening has more. Good morning, Kenneth. Reporter: Good morning, Michael. Yeah, talk about sticker shock on that $3 a gallon national average since 2014, drivers in several states are feeling that pain at the pump. The prices just keep ticking up. Here in Alexandria, the sign says it all, sorry, out of gas. The pumps turned off. Now here in Virginia, 56% of stations are without gas. But not every state is seeing these drastic spikes. But look at this. In the southeast where there are drivers who are panic buying and outages, this is what we're seeing, about eight cents a gallon according to aaa, in South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia there, that's an increase of eight cents, again. In Georgia they've seen an increase of 25 cents compared to this time last year. Also aaa out with a reminder this morning trying to help drivers conserve gas reminding them you can save if you drive the speed limit. Avoid extended idling and slow down. Robin. All things to keep in mind, Kenneth. Thank you.

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