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Chaos at the Gas Pumps: 'Cyberattack 64411'

Hackers hit gas stations across Iran

(Newser) - Long lines outside gas stations and an eyebrow-raising message were apparently the handiwork of hackers in Iran, where a cyberattack caused chaos Tuesday into Wednesday. "Cyberattack 64411" was what greeted some motorists at pumps instead of access to gas, according to the semiofficial ISNA news agency, which notes those...

Guy in Hummer Fills Up 4 Gas Containers. Then, Flames

Vehicle burst into flames shortly after

(Newser) - The latest in the US gasoline panic: A Hummer burst into flames at a Florida gas station moments after the driver filled up four 5-gallon gas containers Wednesday morning. Citrus County Fire Rescue crews were called to an intersection near the Homosassa gas station around 11am to find the vehicle...

Colonial Pipeline Is Back in Business

Operations were restarted Wednesday

(Newser) - The nation's largest fuel pipeline restarted operations Wednesday, days after it was forced to shut down by a gang of hackers. The disruption caused long lines at gas stations in the Southeast due to distribution problems and panic-buying, draining supplies at thousands of gas stations. Colonial initiated the restart...

Feds Warn Against Hoarding Gasoline in Plastic Bags

GasBuddy app buckles under demand

(Newser) - The government says there's no need for Americans to be hoarding gasoline—especially not if they're going to be putting it in plastic bags. "Do not fill plastic bags with gasoline," the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a tweet Wednesday. Other tweets urged consumers to...

South's Gas Shortage Spawns a Brawl

Motorist records brawl after woman apparently tries to cut long line in NC, which didn't go over well

(Newser) - Tensions over a gas shortage boiled over into a brawl this week at a North Carolina gas station. After a cyberattack on Friday against the Colonial Pipeline, which delivers about 45% of the fuel sent to the East Coast, industry analysts warned gas prices could rise if the pipeline wasn'...

City Is First to Ban New Gas Stations
City's Move on Gas Stations
May Be a Forerunner
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City's Move on Gas Stations May Be a Forerunner

Petaluma, Calif., bans the construction of new stations

(Newser) - The city of Petaluma, Calif., has just done something no other city in the US has done, reports Gizmodo —it banned the construction of new gas stations. And coverage of the decision suggests Petaluma won't be alone for long as a shift continues toward electric cars. Coverage:
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In Some Areas, Gas Is Below $1 a Gallon
Gas Is Cheap, Not
That You'd Notice

Gas Is Cheap, Not That You'd Notice

National average hovers around $2 a gallon, but for many motorists there's nowhere to go

(Newser) - US gasoline prices have dropped to their lowest levels in four years, and they are almost sure to go lower as oil prices plunge. Price-tracking services put the national average Monday around $2 a gallon. Some stations were spotted charging under a dollar. But don't expect a stampede to...

Firefighters Find Illegal Backyard Gas Station

Las Vegas firefighters uncovered the operation

(Newser) - Las Vegas firefighters have discovered what officials described as an illegal, homemade gas station in a backyard, the AP reports. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue shared images online of the makeshift gas station discovered by firefighters Tuesday showing two yellow tanks in the corner of a walled yard with a...

Visa Issues Warning About Buying Your Gas Like This

Using cards at gas pumps can be risky, Visa says

(Newser) - Ever wonder about the safety of using credit cards at gas pumps? Well, Visa has issued two recent security alerts ( here and here ) about cybercrime groups that have hacked North American fuel dispensers, installed malware, and culled out what appears to be unencrypted card data, ZDNet reports. Seems...

2 Dead After Blast at Popular Gas Station

4 injured after explosion at 'pillar of the little community' in Virginia

(Newser) - Authorities say an explosion at a Virginia gas station has left two people dead and four people injured, the AP reports. Rockbridge County Fire and EMS Chief Nathan Ramsey said the remains of two people were found in the rubble of the South River Market several miles north of Buena...

Gas Station Boo-Boo: 'Mama June,' Boyfriend Arrested

Ala. charges against June Shannon, Geno Doak said to include drug possession, drug paraphernalia

(Newser) - The third season of her WE TV show From Not to Hot premiered Friday, but June Shannon (aka "Mama June" from TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo) may not have been much in the mood to watch it, despite putting up a brave front on Twitter . TMZ reports...

Store Owner Puts Unique Warning on Microwave

Parul Patel says he's 'sick and tired' of people warming their urine at his store

(Newser) - A Florida gas station owner has placed a sign in his store asking customers not to warm urine in the microwave, the AP reports. Parul Patel says he's become "sick and tired" of people walking into his BP gas station and On the Fly convenience store in Jacksonville...

Driver Walks Away After Airborne Car Crashes Into Gas Station

'She had an angel riding with her'

(Newser) - Shelby Lynne May, a 24-year-old Mississippi woman, was charged with DUI after a high-speed crash—and she's incredibly lucky she wasn't being declared DOA instead. Video of the crash shows her sedan, which was traveling at more than 100mph, skidding into an embankment, becoming airborne, flipping in the...

Oregonians Can Now Pump Own Gas, Do Not Like It

'This is a service only qualified people should perform'

(Newser) - Change can be a scary thing—but the rest of America isn't overflowing with sympathy for Oregonians freaking out about the fact that they're now allowed to pump their own gas. The state partially lifted its ban on self-service gas on Jan. 1, allowing people in rural counties...

When Driving Getaway Car, Be Sure to Do it on a Full Tank

Georgia men made it 2 miles down the road after alleged robbery, ran out of gas

(Newser) - Police say a getaway car ran out of gas after an armed robbery near Atlanta, leading to the speedy arrest of two suspects. Gwinnett County police Cpl. Michele Pihera says 18-year-old Najee Logan and 21-year-old Justin Larry were charged with armed robbery after their arrest early Tuesday after officers found...

Suspect in Gas Station Robbery Forgot One Important Item

Sean Harris busted after running out of gas on an Indiana highway

(Newser) - Authorities say an Indiana man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks, and cigarettes. What he didn't steal was gas, the AP notes. The Northwest Indiana Times reports that a state trooper arrested 33-year-old Sean Harris on Wednesday after finding him stranded by the side of...

Indiana Fighting Store Owner Over Cold Beer

Convenience stores in state can only sell warm beer

(Newser) - GOP leaders in the Indiana Statehouse have reached agreement on a measure targeting a convenience store owner who used a legal loophole to circumvent the state's stringent law governing who can sell cold beer. A copy of the proposed legislation obtained by the AP sets a bar so high...

After Corporate 'Soap Opera,' a $3.3B Deal for 7-Eleven, Sunoco

7-Eleven scooping up most of fuel supplier's convenience stores

(Newser) - Sunoco is selling most of its convenience stores, with their accompanying gas pumps, to Seven & i Holdings, the parent company of 7-Eleven, in a deal valued at $3.3 billion as it looks to focus more on its fuel supply business, per the New York Times . About 1,110...

Unlikely Item Helped Kidnap Victim Escape Trunk

Quick thinking, light of insulin pump gave Brittany Diggs the chance to escape

(Newser) - The Alabama nursing student whose brave kidnapping escape was caught on a gas station's surveillance video last week revealed that her insulin pump played a role in her getaway. In an exclusive interview with the Today show on Monday, Brittany Diggs, 25, said the faint light of her insulin...

Watch the Moment a Kidnap Victim Makes Her Big Escape

She popped out of a car trunk at an Alabama gas station

(Newser) - A frightening ordeal for a kidnapped woman came to an end at an Alabama gas station late Tuesday night, and her escape was caught on tape. Sgt. Bryan Shelton says that the 25-year-old was abducted outside her Birmingham apartment around 10:30pm, with the suspect throwing her in the trunk...

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