Connecticut gas prices see spike following Colonial Pipeline cyberattack

Gas prices went up in Connecticut after the cyberattack of the Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Texas to New Jersey.

News 12 Staff

May 12, 2021, 10:33 AM

Updated 1,107 days ago

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Gas prices went up in Connecticut after the cyberattack of the Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Texas to New Jersey.
Officials say the pipeline was restarted Wednesday, but it will take longer before deliveries return to normal.
Experts say Connecticut benefits from being close to New Jersey refineries and on the water.
Gas prices have inched upward in Connecticut since the start of the new year.
Michael J. Fox, the executive director of the Gas and Auto Services Dealers of America, says that's partly due to increased demand, but also blames actions from the Biden administration shutting down the Keystone XL Pipeline and banning drilling on federal lands.
According to AAA, the average gas price in Connecticut Wednesday was about $3.03 - a few cents higher than the national average.


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