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Georgia Governor temporarily suspends gas tax after Colonial Pipeline attack

Christian Fernsby |
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed an executive order to temporarily suspend the gas tax in Georgia after the cyber attack on the Colonial Pipeline.

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The operator of the pipeline said Monday it hopes to have services mostly restored by the end of the week as the FBI and administration officials identified the culprits as a gang of criminal hackers.

In this order, Georgia will temporarily increase the weight limits for trucks transporting fuel, providing more supply for stations as they receive deliveries. The order further prohibits price gouging by bad actors looking to exploit the situation.

“We expect these measures to be temporary as Colonial plans to be fully up and running later this week. There is no need to rush to the gas station to fill up every tank you have and hoard gas. With the measures we have taken today, I am hopeful we can get more supply to stations and get through to this weekend when we hope Colonial will return to normal,” Kemp said.

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