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Pipeline Officials Hope Most Service Will Be Back by Weekend

Colonial Pipeline A warning sign is posted along the path of the Colonial Pipeline in Garnet Valley, Pa., on May 10. (Matt Rourke/AP)

WASHINGTON — Hit by a cyberattack, the operator of a major U.S. fuel pipeline said it hopes to have services mostly restored by the end of the week as the FBI and administration officials identified the culprits as a gang of criminal hackers.

May 11, 2021
Government, Fuel

Fuel Prices Spike as Closure Crimps Supply on East Coast

Pumping fuel Diesel has increased a total of 6.2 cents over the past two weeks after remaining unchanged April 26. (imageegami/Getty Images)

The Biden administration warned May 13 it could take days before fuel supplies along the East Coast and in the Southern U.S. return to normal after the Colonial Pipeline, which had been shut for less than a week, resumed operations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 10, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biden Says Russia Has ‘Some Responsibility’ in Colonial Attack

Joe Biden speaks from the East Room of the White House May 10 President Biden speaks from the East Room of the White House on May 10. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

President Joe Biden said Russia has “some responsibility” to address a ransomware attack that crippled the Colonial fuel pipeline and that he’ll seek global cooperation to combat similar hacks.

May 10, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Elon Musk Plays Nice as ‘SNL’ Host

Elon Musk deliveris his opening monologue on "Saturday Night Live" May 8 Elon Musk delivers his opening monologue on "Saturday Night Live" May 8. (Will Heath/NBC via Associated Press)

Elon Musk’s “Saturday Night Live” episode on May 8 was neither controversial nor disruptive. It was, in the end, a decent but rather uneventful evening, neither the flaming car wreck his detractors expected or edgy show for which his fans were hoping.

Adam Graham | The Detroit News
May 10, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Diesel Engine Makers Need to Innovate to Meet Stricter NOx Emission Standards

truck getting EPA test A truck is being readied for testing of its emissions levels at the EPA emissions laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich. (Environmental Protection Agency)

As state and federal clean-air regulators move forward with plans to further reduce nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions from commercial trucks, diesel engine makers are exploring new technologies to meet those targets in the coming years.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
May 10, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Colonial Pipeline Could Be Back Up Within Days

Aerial view of Colonial Pipeline in Helena, Ala. Aerial view of Colonial Pipeline in Helena, Ala. (Brynn Anderson/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The operator of a major U.S. pipeline hit by a cyberattack said May 10 it hopes to have service mostly restored by the end of the week.

May 10, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Gas Futures Shrug Off Cyberattack on Pipeline

Wall Street sign Frank Franklin II/Associated Press

A rally in gasoline futures lost steam as traders expect there will be enough fuel supply to meet demand after a cyberattack led to the shutdown of the largest U.S. oil-products pipeline. Crude futures reversed gains

Andres Guerra Luz | Bloomberg News
May 10, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Mercedes Unveils Electric Van for Growing Battery-Powered Lineup

Mercedes EQT Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz is giving a sneak peek of an electric van that is among the models broadening its battery-powered range over the next year.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
May 10, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Driverless Truck Startup Plus to List in $3.3 Billion SPAC Deal

Plus truck Plus

Self-driving truck technology developer Plus announced it entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Hennessy Capital Investment Corp. V, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 10, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Cyberattack on US Pipeline Linked to Criminal Gang

Colonial pipeline aerial Aerial view of Colonial pipeline near Helena, Ala. (Brynn Anderson/AP)

NEW YORK — The cyberextortion attempt that has forced the shutdown of a vital U.S. pipeline was carried out by a criminal gang known as DarkSide that cultivates a Robin Hood image of stealing from corporations and giving a cut to charity, two people close to the investigation said May 9.

Mae Anderson and Frank Bajak | Associated Press
May 10, 2021

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