Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, whose office regulates fuel in the state, said now is not the time to panic after a hack forced Colonial Pipeline offline.
“I urge everyone to stay calm,” said Peter Franchot, Comptroller of Maryland.
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Two barges arrived at the Port of Baltimore Tuesday.
“We are lucky in that we have water access, in addition to the pipeline, and the pipeline is now having a problem, were able to get fuel delivered by water and we anticipate more of that,” said Franchot.
The FBI said a ransomware group called Parkside is responsible for the attack.
“There will be plenty of fuel in the interim as long as people don’t hoard gasoline in a false fear,” said Franchot.
Governor Larry Hogan also commented on the hack saying the state is prepared for any changes and drivers should proceed as normal right now.
Read More: CBS Baltimore
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