No concerns about gasoline shortage in our region

Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 2:18 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Experts say there are no concerns about a gasoline shortage in Vermont.

Gas prices are spiking and stations in some areas of the country are running dry as we enter day six of a pipeline shutdown due to a cyberattack on the line that supplies about 45% of the East Coast’s fuel.

But the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association says our region doesn’t get fuel from that pipeline and there is no state of emergency here.

“My best advice is to take a deep breath. We are not going to have those problems that they have in the southeastern United States here in Vermont or in Northern New York or New Hampshire. Fortunately, we are supplied by rail and tractor-trailer trucks coming from the port of Albany and from Quebec,” said Matt Cota of the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association.

Cota isn’t aware of any gas hoarding here in Vermont.

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