To help minimize the supply disruption on gasoline to Georgia terminals caused by the recent shutdown of the Colonial Pipelines, the Georgia Department of Agriculture has issued a waiver to allow the commercial sale of fall/winter mix fuel.
The use of the state agency’s discretion follows a ransomware attack on the pipeline last week.
Federal regulations require different fuel blends depending on the season in an effort to reduce the impact of exhaust fumes on the environment.
All blends are safe for all vehicles and will not affect performance or harm the mechanics of the vehicle.
“This action will help provide a steady supply to better serve the needs of our Georgia drivers,” Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said in a news release. “We urge consumers to maintain regular consumption levels and travel schedules and to resist panic purchases that could result in further interruption to the fuel supply. We expect all of these combined efforts will result in a swift restoration of normal operations and supply.”
The Emergency Rule is effective immediately and will remain in effect through May 31, 2021.