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“We know that we have gasoline, we just need to get it to the right places,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Tuesday at the White House.
Granholm and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas appeared at the daily White House press briefing on Tuesday to reassure Americans that the gas shortage was not actually a gas shortage.
“It’s not that we have a gasoline shortage, its that we have a supply crunch,” Granholm said.
On Monday afternoon President Biden’s homeland security adviser, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, told reporters "Right now there is not a supply shortage."
Then Monday evening Psaki said the White House was monitoring supply shortages.
The Biden Administration believes cyberterrorism that prompted the largest refinery to shut down two crude units, paralyzing gas distribution, is a “private sector decision.”
White House officials on Monday said they have not offered advice to Colonial Pipeline on whether to pay ransom to hackers who shut down a vital US pipeline.
“This is a private sector decision,” Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies Anne Neuberger said
"It will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal," Colonial said in an update posted to its website. "Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue to experience, intermittent service interruptions during the start-up period."
The cyberattack that shut down the major East Coast pipeline for gas and other fuels comes after years of repeated warnings to industry — some as recent as the past two weeks. The attack has had the greatest impact ever on US critical infrastructure, cybersecurity experts say.
American officials have been warning industry and the public about the threat for years. For example, NSA recently issued an advisory calling for critical infrastructure owners to review their OT security, highlighting the threat of OT-IT connected networks and OT-Internet connections. That Colonial preemptively shut down OT networks after its IT networks were infected indicates its IT and OT systems could be connected. There is no indication right now that Colonial’s OT networks were ever connected directly to the Internet.
Just two weeks ago, a public-private group dubbed The Ransomware Task Force issued a report warning of the growing national security and economic implications of ransomware, given cyber actors’ evolving targets to include critical infrastructure. In a virtual event announcing the report, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said, in what now seems a prescient speech, “Ransomware is a national security threat.”
Could those running the global climate change agenda be hiring hackers to hack that gas line so that it causes people a lot of stress and inconvenience to convince them that having electric vehicles that you can fuel up at home is better?
I can see people waiting months, or a year to get a charger installed on their property.
originally posted by: LordAhriman
There's a shortage BECAUSE there are lines to get gas. People are hoarding it.
originally posted by: rickymouse
This is a conspiracy site so I will propose a conspiracy theory.
This cyber attack on the gas pipeline is being said to come from Russia or hackers using Russian software for their ransomware. This cyber technology is available to many hackers. It is not just in Russia.
Now comes the conspiracy part.
Could those running the global climate change agenda be hiring hackers to hack that gas line so that it causes people a lot of stress and inconvenience to convince them that having electric vehicles that you can fuel up at home is better? Basically slamming people for having gas cars. Then you have our governor trying to shut down line five to cause more inconvenience and higher fuel prices so that electricity is cheaper to use than gas. Are we being set up by some people in the Democratic party and Europe that are trying to shove the paris climate deal down our throats. Our governor wants line five shut down right now....right during the shortage in the east...how stupid or maybe how smart, you can punnish more people at one time that way. Remember, both those woman were Michigan governors, birds of a feather flock together.