Fuel trucker waivers issued following pipeline cyber attack

The markets are responding cautiously to the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline following a weekend cyber attack.

The pipeline supplies half of the fuel for the east coast. That is more than 100 million gallons per day. An emergency waiver has been issued to allow fuel truckers in eighteen states to work extra or more flexible hours to keep stations stocked up.

If they cannot get the systems back online by tomorrow, Georgia and Tennessee could start to see shortages and price increases.

The domino effect could also flow north through several states into New York.