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According to the Washington Post, the Colonial Pipeline system fuels a significant amount of the east coast’s gas supply. A recent cyberattack halted the supplier and led to panic purchases and price spikes.


  1. Where were the highest rates of service station outages?
  2. Besides being a cyberattack, what were other characteristics of the attack?
  3. How much of the east coast’s gas supply does the Colonial Pipeline supply?
  4. Where is the source of the Colonial Pipeline’s petroleum?


Schaul, K., T. Meko, and D. Moriarty. (2021) Map of dry gas stations impacted by the cyberattack. The Washington Post, May 13 (Retrievable online at