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A worker putting an "out of service" bag an empty gas pump in Kennesaw, Georgia, on May 13. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Gas stations in 12 states and the District of Columbia are still experiencing fuel shortages after Colonial Pipeline resumed service following a ransomware attack that caused the pipeline to shutdown, according to crowdsourced data collected by GasBuddy.

The state of play: Colonial Pipe said in a statement Wednesday it would take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal following its restart.

By the numbers: The percentage of gas stations with fuel outages per state and D.C. as of 12:34 P.M. ET, according to GasBuddy:

  • Georgia: 47%
  • Alabama: 9%
  • Tennessee: 31%
  • South Carolina: 48%
  • North Carolina: 65%
  • Florida: 27%
  • Virginia: 45%
  • Maryland: 39%
  • Mississippi: 7%
  • West Virginia: 6%
  • Kentucky: 2%
  • District of Columbia: 88%

Of note: All data reported by GasBuddy is crowdsourced from app users and therefore may not reflect the most current information.

What they're saying: "The good news is that ... gas station outages are down about 12% from the peak," as of Friday afternoon, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said in an interview with the AP. "It's still going to work its way through the system over the next few days, but we should be back to normal fairly soon."

The big picture: The hacker group DarkSide, which was responsible for the ransomware attack that shut down the pipeline, claims to be shutting down after it lost access to the infrastructure needed to carry out its extortion operations.

  • Yes, but: Security experts warn that cyber criminal groups often disband and return under different names, and it therefore can't be determined if the disruption to DarkSide's infrastructure is legitimate or permanent.

Go deeper

Colonial Pipeline restarting service after hack

Photo: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Colonial Pipeline is restarting operations around 5 p.m. ET Wednesday, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announced.

Why it matters: At least 11 states and Washington, D.C., have experienced gas shortages since a ransomware attack forced the critical pipeline running from Texas to New York to shut down on Saturday.

Ben Geman, author of Generate
May 13, 2021 - Energy & Environment

Colonial pipeline hack: Key takeaways from Biden's first energy crisis

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Restoration of the Colonial Pipeline, the huge East Coast gasoline artery, is the beginning of the end of a crisis that prompted a White House logistical and political scramble.

Catch up fast: Late Wednesday afternoon, Colonial began a restart of the 5,500-mile line that shut down nearly a week ago after a ransomware attack.

DarkSide claims it's shutting down after Colonial Pipeline hack

Fuel tanks at Colonial Pipeline's Dorsey Junction Station on May 13 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The hacker group DarkSide, which was responsible for a ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline and led to fuel shortages in multiple states this week, claims to be shutting down, Krebs on Security and several cybersecurity firms report.

Why it matters: In a message from a cybercrime forum, the group said it had lost access to the infrastructure needed to carry out its extortion operations and that a cryptocurrency account it uses to pay its affiliates had been drained.