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Wayne County EMA discourages residents from ‘panic buying’ gasoline

Proposed bill in the MS legislature could increase taxes on gasoline and diesel.
Proposed bill in the MS legislature could increase taxes on gasoline and diesel.(Source: WDAM)
Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 9:34 PM CDT
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WAYNE COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Wayne County Emergency Management Agency is discouraging residents from “panic buying” gasoline after the hack of a major U.S. fuel pipeline last week.

The hack led Colonial Pipeline to halt its operations, though the company said it hopes to restore services by the end of the week.

The Wayne County EMA said in a Monday night Facebook post that it has been informed there is no statewide emergency relating to a gas shortage.

We have been informed that there is not a statewide emergency relating to a gas shortage. We have been urged to...

Posted by Wayne County Emergency Management on Monday, May 10, 2021

The U.S. government has stressed that the fuel supply has not been disrupted at this time, according to the Associated Press.

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