Pipeline outage forces airlines to scramble for fuel supplies


Holding tanks are seen at Colonial Pipeline’s Charlotte Airport Delivery Facility in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. an undated photograph.

Colonial Pipeline | via Reuters

U.S. airlines and airports are scrambling to get fuel days after a cyberattack shut down the country’s largest refined fuel-products pipeline, including flying planes with extra supplies and adding refueling stops on long-haul flights.

Colonial Pipeline Co., which operates the more than 5,500-mile pipeline from Houston to Linden, New Jersey, hopes to restore operational service by the end of the week but said the process would be gradual. The pipeline directly services seven airports, according to the…


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