Gas prices spike in Des Moines area, nationwide after Colonial Pipeline cyberattack
BPC Staff May 12, 2021 | 7:42 pm
1 min read time144 wordsAll Latest News, Energy & Environment, Iowa News
Des Moines Register: Gas in parts of the Des Moines metro area topped $3 a gallon this week after a cyberattack on the nation’s largest refined products pipeline, spanning from Texas to New Jersey, that caused a spike in gas prices across the country. Many gas stations in the Southeast, where the pipeline has a major terminal in Atlanta, were running out of fuel. According to AAA Gas Prices, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas today was $3.008. The last time the national average was above $3 was in November 2014. In Iowa, AAA said the average today was $2.89, up from $2.802 a week ago and $1.717 on the same date in 2020, when stay-at-home directives caused prices to dive. Today’s average for the Des Moines metro area was $2.964, the most for any populous area in the state.