Panic Is Causing Patrons Local and National To Buy up Gas
My brother called me Monday and said my niece told him she'd overheard some ladies talking about gas being limited or almost gone. I didn't take it seriously, as I hadn't heard anything about it. Well, yesterday it seemed like all hell broke lose.
FBI confirmed Russian hacking collective Darkside was responsible for a ransomware cyber attack that halted a Georgia-based fuel pipeline, which has caused a frenzy all over. While there could be just concern, I am willing to bet we will not run out of gas. Sure, anything is possible, but I don't see this happening. Now that doesn't mean we won't see price spikes, but running out of gas is not at the top of the list of concerns.
What has been funny is seeing people hoarding gas. I have seen pictures of people taking tanks to paper bags and trying to fill them up with gas. First of all, that is dangerous and you shouldn't do it. Secondly, what about those of us who need gas as well? Make sure you're careful out there and try to look out for the those around you. We can't go through this like we did last year when we couldn't find toilet paper or bottled water because everyone was buying them up.
As long as people don't buy up all the gas in a panic, there will be plenty to go around. Everyone stay calm.