“I think this is something that demands really serious federal attention. This was essentially a cyber attack on our country’s critical infrastructure.“, said the republican governor, and urged the Government to get involved to” mitigate “the effect of the attack, local media reported.
He expressed his fear that the gasoline shortage could cause damage to the Florida economy and the lives of its residents and stressed that the attack on the Colonial pipeline represents an “immediate threat” to the delivery of fuel to the so-called State of the Sun.
The US government admitted on Tuesday that it is facing a crisis in the supply of fuel in certain areas after the cyberattack against the largest network of oil pipelines in the country, but clarified that there is no shortage of gasoline.
Experts have warned that if the stoppage of activities persists fuel prices could reach levels not seen since the end of 2014.
The American Automobile Association (AAA) revealed that the average price of gasoline stood at $ 2.98 on Tuesday, compared to 2.96 for the national average over the weekend.
Colonial reported this Tuesday on Twitter of an interruption temporary website unrelated to the attack attributed to the Darkside hacker group.