The Colonial pipeline, a private company, has been hit with a ransomware virus which has caused them to almost completely shut down. They transport approximately 2 million gallons of fuel per day. The FBI states “Darkside” hackers are responsible for this cyber attack which has caused the eastern seaboard to be short on all fuel, particularly in the states from North Carolina down to Georgia and Louisiana. Up to 25% of all stations are out of fuel.
President Joesph R Biden wrote an executive order closing the XL pipeline. Since then, the average price per gallon of gas in California rose from $2.60 to over $4.00 per gallon, a 35% increase. In addition, inflation is here as you all know when you go to the grocery store. Just go to McDonalds; I have had bills well over 20 dollars for two people. In addition, the lumber prices have more than tripled, which shuts down many other industries. I believe we will be in for a very financially troubling summer, and Democrats and Republicans alike must put aside their differences and help the working American.