Biden Warns Americans the Colonial Pipeline Fix Isn't 'Like a Light Switch'

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Posted: May 13, 2021 2:25 PM
Biden Warns Americans the Colonial Pipeline Fix Isn't 'Like a Light Switch'

Source: AP Photo/David Goldman

President Joe Biden gave an update on the restart of the Colonial Pipeline Thursday, but warned Americans finding full gas stations and getting back to normal won't be like "turning on a light switch." 

According to the FBI, the cyberattack on the pipeline was not sanctioned by the Russian government. 

"Colonial Pipeline has made substantial progress in safely restarting our pipeline system and can report that product delivery has commenced in a majority of the markets we service. By mid-day today, we project that each market we service will be receiving product from our system. The green segments on this map are operational, meaning product delivery has commenced. Blue lines will be operational later today," Colonial released Thursday night. 

Biden would not comment on whether he was briefed ahead of time about Colonial's decision to pay foreign cyber hackers, who have been holding the pipeline hostage, $5 million.