Those who have been rushing to gas stations across the Southeast can slow down.
Colonial Pipeline announced Wednesday evening that at about 5 p.m., it had initiated the restart of its pipeline operations.
It will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal, according to Colonial and the company said that some areas the company serves may experience, or continue to experience, intermittent service interruptions during the start-up period.
In Virginia, @VaDOT has waived weight limits for fuel trucks and @VaAgriculture is increasing the available supply of gasoline.— Governor Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) May 12, 2021
Virginians should avoid panic buying—please report any price gouging, and purchase gas normally and as needed.
The company said it plans to move as much gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel as is safely possible and will continue to do so until markets return to normal.
On Tuesday, Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency as a way to help Virginia address gasoline supply disruptions.