HomeABC NationalColonial Pipeline restarts operations following hacking shutdownColonial Pipeline restarts operations following hacking shutdownWed, May 12, 2021 by ABC NewsSHARE NOW Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Colonial Pipeline has been restarted following a multiday shutdown in the wake of a ransomware attack. The shutdown had caused panic buying of gas in many southeastern states.The company restarted operations at 5 p.m. ET.“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal,” the company said in a statement. “Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue to experience, intermittent service interruptions during the start-up period. Colonial will move as much gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel as is safely possible and will continue to do so until markets return to normal.”This is a developing story. Check back for details.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.