Jacksonville FL – With the Colonial Pipeline still down due to a ransomware attack, we checked in with Gas Buddy to see what potential impact this could have on you at the pump. Patrick De Haan, Head of Petroleum Analysis at Gas Buddy, says prices could rise slightly in the next few days, but nothing significant is to be expected in the Jacksonville area as we source our gas primarily through a port. He says areas north of Florida won’t be as lucky as places like Georgia, Alabama, the Carolinas, Eastern Tennessee, and Virginia, where prices might rise temporarily.
“There is light at the end of the tunnel. The pipeline is slated to restart later this week for things to come back. “De Haan says.
He says how much prices could rise in those affected areas depends on how many people flock to the pump to buy gasoline. He says when people buy gasoline in bulk, the pump pain could last for more than a few weeks. De Haan suggests that you should do so if you can delay travel to these areas.