US State of Emergency Declared: Cyberattack Shuts Down Fuel Pipeline, Chaos Erupts in SE

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The United States is currently in a state of emergency…again.

This time, it is due to an alleged massive cyberattack leveled against the Colonial Pipeline. The result is the shutdown of virtually the entire Pipeline. Though the event happened days ago, it was not until yesterday that panic began to set in. In a flurry of panic buying, the Southeast United States stands on the precipice of running out of gas.

Maybe having a bicycle as prepper transportation isn’t such a crazy idea after all.

FBI pins Pipeline cyberattack on the relatively new but well-known hacker group

A few days ago, DarkSide, a hacker group that often steals from major corporations and gives a cut to charity, hit the Colonial Pipeline with a major cyberattack. The FBI claims to have been investigating the group since 2020.

CNBC News said this about DarkSide:

The DarkSide hacker gang that is responsible for the devastating Colonial Pipeline attack this weekend is a relatively new group, but cybersecurity analysts already know enough about them to determine just how dangerous they are.

According to Boston-based Cybereason, DarkSide is an organized group of hackers set up along the “ransomware as a service” business model, meaning the DarkSide hackers develop and market ransomware hacking tools, and sell them to other criminals who then carry out attacks. Think of it as the evil twin of a Silicon Valley software start-up.

The FBI has confirmed the use of ransomware to disable the fuel pipeline.

The Colonial Pipeline transports gasoline and other fuels through ten states between Texas and New Jersey. The pipeline transports around 45% of the fuel consumed on the East Coast.

State of emergency declared by U.S. Government

The U.S. government declared a state of emergency late on Sunday. The government lifted limits on the transport of fuels by road to keep the gas supply lines open.

“This Declaration addresses the emergency conditions creating a need for immediate transportation of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other refined petroleum products and provides necessary relief,” the Department of Transportation said.

White House Press Sec Jen Psaki added that “as the Administration works to mitigate potential disruptions to supply as a result of the Colonial Pipeline incident, @USDOT is taking action today to allow flexibility for truckers in 17 states.”

Now, panic sets in

One source located in the Southeast told me that everything was normal when he went to buy gas at lunchtime. However, between his lunch break and the end of the workday, mainstream media spun into overdrive. MSM hyped the cyberattack and the possibility of a fuel shortage.

As a result, panic buying ensued around 5 pm. By 7:30, there were no gas stations in the region with any gas left to sell. By 9 pm, traffic on typically busy highways had fallen silent. Some stations replenished by fuel trucks were entirely out of gas again only three hours later.

But don’t worry. The research shows that in real emergencies, nobody loots, nobody panics, and nobody goes without.

Gas prices and the lines to buy gas grow and grow and grow

Take a look at what Zero Hedge wrote in regards to gas prices:

Just in case the U.S. didn’t already have a “transitory hyperinflation” problem, gasoline futures soared more than 4% – and are likely to jump much more – late on Sunday after the Colonial Pipeline announced that while some smaller lateral lines between terminals and delivery points are now operational, its mainlines (Lines 1, 2, 3 and 4) remain offline since late Friday after the company suffered a crippling cyberattack that affected its key I.T. systems.

While many people have concerns about the economic impacts of higher gas prices or the ability to find gas to travel for work and errands, a gas shortage has much more significant implications.

With gas shortages come food shortages, and that’s not all

Primarily transported by truck, food shortages are likely to increase. Emergency services are likely to suffer, and travel for any reason will become much more cumbersome. All of this depends on how long gas is restricted. What will happen if fuel restrictions last longer than a week? What if it’s two weeks? Three? A month? Several months? America seems to be racing itself back to 1840, and it’s winning.

AAA recently stated: 

“This shutdown will have implications on both gasoline supply and prices, but the impact will vary regionally. Areas including Mississippi, Tennessee, and the east coast from Georgia into Delaware are most likely to experience limited fuel availability and price increases as early as this week,” said Jeanette McGee, AAA spokesperson. “These states may see prices increase three to seven cents this week.”

The very “convenient” timing of the event does have a number of people questioning just how genuine the cyberattack might have been, with Wall Street set to gain massively on an “unforeseen” event that resulted in higher prices and higher demand, just before the summer driving season begins with American stricken with cabin fever after a year of house arrest are being allowed some masked freedom.

Nationwide gas prices surge to highest for this time of year since 2014

Zero Hedge writes: “So far, nationwide gas prices have surged six cents this week to $2.96 – the highest for this time of year since 2014. If the national average soars to $2.99 or higher this week, it will be the highest since November 2014… and right before the start of summer driving season.

Also, “In response to the news, gasoline futures jumped 4% to $2.21 a gallon, approaching the highest since 2014. WTI and Brent both spiked more than 1%, while other products such as diesel and jet fuel are also likely to jump.”

Interesting. Someone won’t be losing their shirt. 

What is the fuel situation where you live?

What is the price of gas where you live? Is there plenty or are there gas stations that are running out? Let’s keep each other in the loop and pool our knowledge. Share your general area with your comment.

Robert Wheeler

Robert Wheeler

Robert Wheeler has been quietly researching world events for two decades. After witnessing the global network of NGOs and several 'Revolutions' they engineered in a number of different countries, Wheeler began analyzing current events through these lenses.

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  • This is why you prepare. It’s real simple. Things happen.

    PRI-G for gas and D for diesel.

    The minimalist lifestyle and “oh I’ll just wait till tomorrow” will bite you because when IT happens you might only have what you have. Y’all got lucky on this one

    • Pri-G and Pri-D are da bum diggity. We have used them for years, and have only had success with the product.

      The Boy Scout motto is important at all times, and becoming even more important these days: BE PREPARED.

      • Both of you all are Da Man!

        Now myself, I use Sta-bil, and I have a bunch o 5 gal gas cans full up and under wraps far away from the house. I put date tags on every can, and I write down on the Sta bil bottle itself when it was first opened, if there’s any excess.

        Fer cryin out loud, I’m not even that smart. If I can do this, why isn’t everybody?????

  • I live in Eastern NC. There were long lines yesterday afternoon and evening. I noticed on the drive into work this morning that most stations had sold out. On the drive home, I did see more stations with gas. The gas doesn’t last long once the tanks are restocked.

  • Gas is soaring here in Texas. We are at $2.59 a gallon in outlying rural areas which is high for us, as we WERE used to $1.98 (during Trump administration). As of January 20th 2021 Texans started to see gas prices climbing and climbing, and it looks like no end in sight to the rise. My daughter says in Indiana it is $3.49 per gallon on average, because they are close to Chicago. No gas shortages yet here in Texas but I am still going to stock up and put fuel stabilizer as Daisy suggested in one post I read last year on here.

      • 3.09 for 87 octane here in mess arizona. Been that price since early march. This is now east California out here since this state went purple so just give them a reason to charge more, so i expect by sunday to be 3.25
        Im old enough to remember 10 cent separated gas grades.
        Now its like 20 cents

      • inexpensive fuel for your area. Here in Northern Nevada, just paid 3.50 per gallon. I have seen no lines and not heard of any rushes.

  • prices have gone up 10 cents in one day; last week it was up 10 cents. whats maddening is that once they go up, they NEVER come down the same amt, its a trickle of 1-3 cents a gallon, hardly enough to reimburse what we’ve spent! I’m in sc, lines were long yesterday, lots of stations have closed today – no gas. this wasnt accidental, this was intentional; and there will be more things coming….its not enough to prepare, we can only do so much, especially those of us who are elderly, handicapped, short on funds, by themselves, etc. there isnt anywhere to bug out to, you cant travel the road to get there, and so on. food and other items have jumped before this – I go every week and seen the prices on the same thing I buy every week.
    biggest thing, WHAT are we supposed to do about our retirement funds? afraid they will continue to fall and we’ll be left with NOTHING! we wont even get social security at that point…..what to do? who knows? WHEN will this nightmare be over? will we ever return to life before covid???? God bless everyone, stay safe and well please.

    • I’m sorry, but if you are expect to have retirement funds, pensions or SS, then you are living in a fools paradise.

      Many of us realized many decades ago, not to expect to see any of that.
      I’ve seen to many bank scandals or closures over the years to believe that any investments or savings are safe.
      At least none that someone else, “keeps for me”.

      Investing in precious metals, that you keep at home in a hidden and secure location is your best choice.
      There are many items built with hidden compartments or you can make your own or modify furniture, walls etc.

      I know. Someone will say ” you can’t eat gold or silver” but you can’t eat federal reserve notes either and numbers on a computer ledger( including Crypto currency), don’t mean much, if there is no electricity or computers.
      Until SHTF, there are Coin and Bullion dealers that will buy back your stuff at current market rates. So you can cash it out if you need to.

      The time to get your money out and secure it, is now, before it is too late.
      Because it is only going to get worse from here on in.
      There is no going back to the ” good ol days”, ( BTW they were never really that great either).
      Like with all prepping, don’t tell anyone what you are doing.

      • Mic. Thats just it. When the shtf that gold dealer will be gone.
        Real estate is where you wsnt to be

        • Useful items can always be traded for other items. Hell even socks and underwear will have more value than gold and silver if we go all Mad Max. Think practical not made up value.

          • How’s about “ALL OF THE ABOVE”?

            land to grow food and such
            shiny bits to trade with local farmers who grow the stuff you don’t
            plenty of socks and underwear, both for yourself and for trade

            Heck, I’ve got some cigs that are shrink wrapped, and I swear some of them are menthols. And I have NEVER smoked

            Incidentally, I might trade a lot of different items , but NEVER ammo. Just sayin’

            • -Sammy has the right idea!
              PMs have their place, but ONLY if you basics are met, think Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. If you cannot meet the base level, PMs are not going to do you much good.
              And there is the assumption that that shiny coin is going to be worth what they paid for it.
              I had some survivalist tell me I would take three of his shiny coins for my entire property and everything that goes with.
              Why would I do that? I have everything I need to meet the base level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
              I told him a dozen eggs for one of his shiny coins.
              The conversation devolved from there with his assertion him and his bois would just take my stuff by force. I asked how him and his bois would get past the armed and fortified bridge, the armed road blocks, etc.
              Besides, how many people have seen a real gold or silver coin in person? Could be fake.

              • “how many people have seen a real gold or silver coin in person? Could be fake”

                Take yourself to a coin dealer or a coin show and LOOK! You want knowledge, go LOOK and learn. Buy a Redbook by R.S. Yeoman. It has every U.S. coin ever minted, with photos, weight, diameter, etc. You can buy a scale that measures in grams or troy ounces to weight them for $20 or less.

                You bias against gold and silver is astounding, 1stMarineJarHead.

                • Meh, I dont see getting my return in investment if we are in a real SHTF event. For the current going rate of gold ($1,823.30), that is a lot in other preps I could invest in, that would have a higher value in a SHTF event.
                  How many PMs do people have in their homes right now to support a PM economy in a psot-SHTF event?
                  How do I make change for 1oz of gold for a dozen eggs if I dont have any PMs? Or are you just going to take it on fair trade (recall, you spent over $1,800 for that shiny piece of metal) for the eggs?

                • Any reasonable person would not buy a one ounce gold coins for barter. They would buy US 90% silver dimes, quarters and half dollars dated 1964 and earlier. I’d trade a silver dime for a dozen eggs, no problem. You can buy a silver dime at most coin dealers today for $2 or a little more.

                  1stMarineJarHead, you are a big proponent of skills and presumably knowledge too. Why don’t you educate yourself on precious metals?

                • Two dollars for a dime?
                  Think about that for a moment.
                  And you are making the assumption I am going to accept that dime for a dozen eggs.
                  In a true SHTF situation, survival is going to be measured on the ability to meet the basic physiological needs first.

                • You won’t be the only seller of eggs. Fortunately for me I live 1000 miles from you and not everybody has your attitude.

                • How many PMs do people have in their homes right now to support a PM economy in a psot-SHTF event?”

                  an excellent point. very few have any at all, and there’s not enough in even the best case scenario to support anything above a mediaeval subsistence-level economy.

                  however there’s a fair quantity of zinc-clad metal coinage still in circulation – $148 per person – and just about everyone has some. there’s your post-apocalypse monetary system.

                • For a second time in history, ant7/gman, you and I agree on something.
                  Another consideration: depending on the source, some say there could be a mass die off on the scale of 70-90% (and I have even seen higher) in a event where our JIT/BAU system fails. Take the recent Arctic blast in Texas, this pipeline shut down, the Suez canal blockage. We take these systems for granted they will always be up and running.
                  IF the JIT/BAU system were to fail, and you make it through the bottle neck of survival, who is going to be around to trade with? And by then there could be a lot of PMs, jewelry, other things we think as valuable now, left laying around for the taking.

                • We’re not talking about a whole economy based on PMs. We’re talking about a barter economy. You know, a dozen eggs for 2 potatoes or a silver dime, etc.

                  PMs have other advantages than barter. Like a store of value. My silver dime will likely buy as much food, gas or whatever during a high inflationary period as now. For example, my silver quarter will likely buy just as much gas at $25 a gal that it will today at $3 a gal. and I only paid $5 for that silver quarter.

        • They will come after any property eventually. Tax your real estate at a rate you cannot pay and it’s gone.

            • It still is in Venezuela, Cyprus, etc. Things accommodate, the system changes and adapt. People also adapt, the one’s who don’t eventually die but the rest goes on. No SHTF lasts forever. The system craves normalcy.

  • This reminds me of the truckers strike we had here. Same thing: long lines, panic buying, prices tripling (or more), then brawls and fights over gas and diesel, then protests… Then shortages because no fuel = no supplying of goods. Then more protests, prices of stuff going up too, more protests.

    The media loves this, and people go crazy and panic, the media throws more gasoline on the fire.

    When things are unstable, everything can have a significant impact. Hope this gets sorted out soon.

  • I’m in the eastern panhandle of WV. Earlier today, gas was just up a dime a gallon. Now there are lines here – and empty stations in Winchester, VA. My friends are split between “The company did it itself, to raise prices” vs “Trump gave the passwords to Putin, who did it”.
    My friends are idiots.
    We topped the cars off over the weekend, of course. No lines or increased price then. Because for this, just like for Covid, it WAS covered by the news but most folks didn’t act on the news right away.

  • Gas is over $3.00 a gallon in the Panhandle of Florida. Diesel is a $1.00 more on average. Have seen long lines and shortages today. This is why we prep.

    I am really hating re-living the 70’s again.

    • I might not mind re living the 70s if i could somehow re grow my hair

      PS There is ONE big difference between now and back then: it took Jimmy Carter MONTHS to ruin the economy

    • I remember the 70’s. Alternate days you were allowed to purchase gas based on your license tag numbers..odd/even. But at least in the 70’s gas stations gave away dishes after you bought so much gas. I have a small set of china that was collected that way. Lol

  • There will never be an end to all the emergencies. Once one is done another will take its place. Maybe a bike may sound good to someone in town, but my nearest convenience store is 25 miles away. My mail box is five miles away. The nearest HEB is 100 miles away. In west Texas nothing is close. The heat out here goes up to 100+ during the summer. Unless you have a horse, then cars are the only way to get anywhere.

    My neighbor went to put a new pump down his well. Turned out is was not his pump, but the water level was low. He is now having someone clear the cedar off his land. The USDA put cedar out here to stop erosion years back, but now it is taking up all the water. Government creates more problems then they solve. It takes gas to run the equipment to clear the cedar.

    • 125cc motorcycle that does 90-100mpg and gear with a LOT of wind vents. But… if we did hit peak oil in 2018 then we will start needing to adjust our living arrangments. Also a horse can only do 12 mile bursts before you need to swap them at a coaching inn. You can do more than that but from what I understand of history it taxes the horse quite a lot. Humans can handle heat better than horses can and are more efficient on a bicycle than a horse can ever be. Horses are only a sensible means of transport in a world without bicycles. Bicycles are cheaper and can go further no matter the heat/other environmental conditions (it may be unpleasant but I did once cover 70 miles/day in 100 degree heat, I drank a lot and because I’m somewhat used to it it wasn’t unworkable. I don’t live in that hot a country and above 100 degrees I have no experience).

      It may not be helpful to say, we need bicycles or to use less power, and I understand why it annoys people who have very few options. The bigger issue is reality doesn’t care that your store is 25 miles away. If the gas is gone and you don’t have an alternative then reality will just hit you in the face. The good news is there is probably a several year period to find more economical vehicles and to brainstorm other solutions. The bad news is if you’re the one person able to drive when others are out of gas you’re a target of jealousy/hatred.

      I used to talk frequently to a kid in Venezuela and I helped him through some aspects of the crisis. Here’s what preppers don’t want to admit. You simply can’t prep for a lot of events beyond a certain point. You can’t remove all hardship in a bad situation, you can just move it from deadly to survivable. It will still be miserable and require a mental adjustment & creativity to cope. As I said above if you happened to be the one person who had the foresight to have gas generators, stored gas, arrays of batteries etc, well guess what you’re getting shot and the local gangs are stealing it all. You have to look like you have 0 preps and life is hard unless you are running a company that can hire private security.

  • I’m in a major city in Michigan and gas prices are averaging 2.99 a gallon, but yesterday I found some for 2.83. I’m expecting a Michigan crisis soon as our dictator governor Whitmer wants to shut down our Line 5. They are refusing however, until they receive a court order. Our democratic governor is killing our state.

  • Our price is still at $3.09. The next town over is $3.15. NW PA. So while we may still have normal gas supplies, other things are going off the charts. All last year 100 lbs of whole corn was $9.80. As of a trip to the feed store today, it is $17.00. Feed is going over the edge. Everything with corn is going up.

  • I reside in north Georgia. Gas prices have jumped 30 cents since Sunday. One gas station had closed today due to lack of fuel. Others about of certain grades of fuel. I’ve mapped out my route to bicycle to work if this continues.

    • Please DO bicycle to work if you can. The ethical thing to do in a shortage situation is take care of yourself first, but do not overdo it. And then be responsible–conserve all you can.
      So fill up every gas tank and then figure out how to make that stretch as long as possible. Bicycle, walk, stay home, car pool.

  • SC – prices going up, gas stations going dry. I was able to top off my tank this morning which will enable me to get to work this week. But if this drags on longer, there will be a serious problem. I’m 40 miles from my office & even though we could easily work from home my employer would rather die than allow that.

  • Northern NH – 4 days ago regular was $2.72. Yesterday it was $2.85. Today it was $2.95…. Tomorrow, who knows? NO closed stations yet. ⛽⛽⛽

    • Here’s the deal, LOOK at those big FORD 150s and other more TRUCK than you really need except once in a while –costing a TON of MONEY that BIG GAS&OIL can fully expect to get from American GAS guzzlers. I hear good mileage used cars from JAPAN are selling briskly– there’s going to be a whole lot of guys selling their trucks down south when they reflect on HOW much it cost to race that monster. FRACKING isn’t gonna solve the shortages. Downsize and avoid the ru$h the Russian hacker army is putting US in Check.

  • I live in the East Valley of Phoenix and the gas price at our local Frys/Kroger has been at $3.09 a gallon for over a year. Yet in Phoenix we’ve gotten it for 2.90 or 2.85. Makes no sense. Well it probably does to “our masters”????

  • OK City gas is up from $2.47 to $2.89 in a couple of days. Went to Wallyworld to get some fuel cans and they were low. I’ve been stocking up on fuel for a few weeks now as I’ve been watching the news and remember when the hurricane wiped out the fuel processing plant in Houston. I also went by the meat department and saw that the prices on eggs and meat have been going up too.

  • Last month gas jumped $.25 here, which it does every few weeks. Usually it’ll go down a dime but this time it only went down a few cents to 2.86 here in central Ky. I usually get gas on Wednesday, but when I saw the lines and my bf said Kroger in my town was six cars deep, I decided to go ahead and stop. I found a small station with one open pump. The line was starting to form there also when I left. At least two places in town are out of gas completely now. Seems kinda dumb. I need to fill my gas cans, tho, because I’ll need gas for the mower. I don’t think the shortage will last.

  • Here in the Denver metro area of Colorado gas has jumped anywhere from 10 to 20 cents a gallon in the last couple of days. I saw a high of $3.19 a gallon today. Most gas stations are at $2.99 to $3.09 a gallon.

  • If Virtual Prez Biden His Time wanted to punish the “Red” States then this is just the 1st of Many False Flags to come. If this is NOT a Wake Up Call for the uninitiated Sheeple then turn your backs on them Forever & Let Them Perish. There is No Cure for STUPID. In an Unrelated story people who have have the mRNA Stab are finding that Magnets are sticking to the Injection site on their arm & Nowhere else on their body – Just Another Coincidence I Guess – So many these days.

    • Re fuel prices. There are a lot of closed gas stations out here. We are in a purple state. So go figure…

      I think it is good to prepare the best you can for things, maybe you can help someone and they can help you. But we have to keep God first. For me it helps to know this from Luke 12:22-31 in the Bible.

      “22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them.(T) And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[b]? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
      27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor(U) was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!(V) 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father(W) knows that you need them.(X) 31 But seek his kingdom,(Y) and these things will be given to you as well.(Z)”

      • Thank you for the reminder. Trusting God for all things and for His will to be done is the first step to true prepping.

    • “people who have have the mRNA Stab are finding that Magnets are sticking to the Injection site on their arm”

      … uh … do you have a link for that info?

  • Gas rose as the day went on today Tuesday May 11th. Currently $3.88 a gallon in Atlanta if you can find it downtown.

  • Gas costs between $2.77 and $2.79 here in Columbia, Missouri, today, May 11. We’ll see where it goes from here.

  • We live in Washington state so don’t compare your gas and diesel prices to us. Our gas tax is outrageous. I think the lowest price I saw on my way home was $3.19 for regular unleaded. I’m not kidding. We own a trucking business???? This could be bad and we try to stay prepared for almost anything.

  • Southern middle Tennessee here. Gas was about $2.19/gal. when we moved here last October. Yesterday, it was $2.69. Overnight, went up to $2.79! Still better than it was in California. Anyway, just stopped at a Sunoco for some beer. Cashier came back inside after telling customers that they’re almost out of gas. She said her boss said it was something to do with their delivery truck, but I’m thinking it’s not. Worried because I don’t have the money to get any more gas until Friday.

  • In Manchester, GA, a small town in a rural community, only one gas station had gasoline this afternoon. The Circle K got a truck that delivered gas around 2 pm. By 4 pm there were at least six vehicles in each gas pump line and people were filling gas cans too. All other gas stations in the community were out of gas. The price went from $2.76 on Sunday to 2.96 this afternoon.

  • I just got word from a radio show that the pipeline is working just fine. It was not affected by the hack at all. What was affected was the main business office, and the company shut down its own pipeline. Why? Because they were concerned that the hack might somehow spread into the pipeline. The radio show’s IT guy called BS on this from the beginning; something to do with “virtual machines” and the ability to merely re-register a software. I have no idea if that’s correct; I’m a DOS dinosaur and am lucky these days to be able to turn a computer on!

    • “The radio show’s IT guy called BS on this from the beginning; something to do with “virtual machines” and the ability to merely re-register a software”

      yep, they SHOULD have been ready this way. doesn’t mean they spent to money to do so. (sort of like preppers, eh?)

      this scenario has been known for at least a decade. any significant operation that is not ready to respond to this sort of attack has not been doing their job properly.

  • Gas went up $0.10 a gallon overnight in NH. No shortage of product, just stations capitalizing on an opportunity (or gouging as we used to call it).
    Bet 100 to 1 it was the NSA or some other alphabet agency that hacked the line.

  • Here in NW Florida, gas has gone from $2.76 on Sunday to over $3.00 this morning. Diesel about $1 a gallon more. I was able to top off my truck this morning, unsure if I will be going to work next week if this continues, as it’s 30 miles each way. Most of the gas stations had some gas available on the way home. Not sure what we’ll find in the morning.

    Grocery store prices have been going up every week since February. Meat, cheese, dairy, canned fruits, even local grown vegetables are up significantly from last year. Lumber is double, in part because of the damages from the 6 hurricanes that visited our area last summer & fall. Livestock feeds increased a bit, but corn definitely way up. Hardware….hinges, latches, exterior grade screws, bolts, etc up quite a bit.

    • Here is South Florida, gas is at the $2.80 to $2.90 range. Busy, but no lines. Got a report that at least one station has premium only.

  • Like we’re going to believe or trust ANYTHING the FBI says or does. Your preps – water/food-shelter/and a way to protect it – should have been done back when Hillary was running. If you’re just now preparing for a grid down scenario (only a millennial or younger would say things are improving) …..YOU’RE BEHIND. Life is about to get very difficult for millions…..thanks mainly to a certain political persuasion.

      • Thank you. We are all doing the beat we can. Berating people for not doing what you can wont help anyone. The best thing you can be in this world is kind.

    • We should do all we can to help and encourage those new to prepping. Yes, they may be way behind as opposed to all the things folks that have been prepping for years have managed to acquire and put back. However, all that hard work of years of prepping can be wiped out with one tornado, one fire, or a myriad of other disasters. In a situation such as this, a person that has prepped for years may find themselves in a worse situation than the person new to prepping. Just a thought.

    • It’s NEVER too late to prepare — even if we are already in a SHTF stage.
      Why? Because it can always be worse, or it can always improve.
      Preparing for an uncertain future requires only one thing up front – STARTING.
      Start with whatever steps you are comfortable with.
      Maybe it is learning about what to do in the first 72 hours of a natural disaster, or maybe it is about learning what to do during a nuclear war, or maybe it’s about what to do because you’ve lost your job or are suddenly financially strapped due to an accident and medical bills.
      As your knowledge grows you will see more and more areas in which you can improve your situation.
      While you may want the “latest and greatest preps” just having the mindset of what you want and ways to improvise put you ahead of the curve of those who don’t.
      The only time you are truly “behind” in the preparedness world is when you stop moving forward to improve those things that protect you and yours.
      Whether it’s one inch or one mile, it’s still forward progress, so don’t let anyone discourage you on your journey.

  • New Mexico here. Gas shot up when that other pipeline was shut down. Staying just under $3 a gallon. I haven’t fil I ed up the car in weeks do I don’t have any idea how prices are going.
    Reading about this really reminds me of the pain in the 1970s.
    I hope everyone is OK through this.
    I have an old bicycle that I could go for mail on but shopping is too many miles away for a bike. I’m 16 mIles from the city limits of a small rural town. I do have 5 gallons of gas with stabilizer in it. Mostly that is here for a generator.

  • 4 corners here….gas is right around $3…… been that way for 6 months. No lines, no panic, but a lot of tourists

  • Is this for real or just another trick by China Joe and friends. It’s easy enough to shut off some valves along the pipeline and say “oh my god I’ve been hacked” the only way we know about this problem is what we are fed by the MSM and some Internet news sites which are probably getting their info from unreliable sources.Looks like the boys studied the 70s “oil shortage” and thought that enough fools didn’t learn their lessons so they are trying it again. So far it’s working great,panic buying of gasoline is off the charts,lord knows what the next step about “drive 55 and stay alive” loved that catchy phrase,it’ll be just like old times ‘ I read where they are trying to scrape up tankers to load and send up the East Coast from the refineries down here on the Gulf Coast,they said Joe will suspend the Jones Act temporarily to use foreign ships to haul gasoline.Temporary my butt,the Dems have been wanting to dump the Jones Act for a long time to further destroy our Merchant Marine.Oh well, as they say “grab your pop-corn,get comfy and watch the show” I hate repeats. Oh,one more goody,the oil companies will get their $5.00 a gal. gas now, bet on it.

  • Gov. Desantos just declared a state of emergency for Florida even though we do NOT get our fuel from the pipeline. He had to do this because at one station in Pensacola raised their prices to $4.39 a gallon. In order for it to be gouging there had to be a state of emergency in place.
    At the station in Pensacola when the the local news (WEAR) van showed up they lowered the price to $3.39 (the station has it on film).

  • NE here.
    Price of the cheap stuff is about $3. Been steadily going up over the past few months.
    No lines or shortages. Yet.
    Filled the truck up before all this.

    It is interesting in a clinical sense to watch how fragile our JIT/BAU system is.

  • Maybe if the FBI spent more time investigating this and other threats to our Country, they could catch these folks. However, these political ashwipes spend there time and incompetence investigating Trump and Joe Sixpack while the Country devolves into a 3rd World Nation.

  • Here in Canada where I’m at it is currently $1.34CDN per litre for gas.
    That makes it roughly $4.00USD per US gallon and that is without a pipeline being shut down due to hackers.
    Let’s face it people, rampant inflation is here and it doesn’t look like it’s going away in the near future. (e.g. next 7 years)
    People will need to spend a lot more of their hard earned cash to make ends meet.
    Just like the 70s having actual stuff on hand is going to protect your wealth more than numbers in a bank account.
    Stockpiling goods now will most likely prove to give you an “investment” in the double digit range as prices continue their upward surge.

    • think of it as an opportunity – you get to practice THE END OF THE WORLD as a short-term exercise.

  • My son has a small trucking company. We are not accepting any loads going into Georgia, Florida, Virginia or the Carolinas. And companies are paying good money to get you to go there but we’re not sure we can get the fuel to get back out. I don’t know how any goods are going to be delivered in those areas right now.

    We are home based in Michigan. Gas today was $2.78 – $2.85 a gallon depending on where you buy. There are not any lines here….. yet.

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