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Ivey urges people not to hoard fuel after pipeline attack

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Gov. Kay Ivey is asking Alabamians not to hoard gas after a cyberattack on one of the country's largest pipelines.

The governor urged that the state does not have a fuel shortage but panic buying from gas stations could create one.

A spokesperson for the governor said the U.S. Department of Energy is sure the pipeline would be operational in just a few days.

Ivey said people should only fill up with gas if they need to and to avoid filling up multiple containers with fuel.

The cyberattack hit Colonial Pipeline, which delivers about 45 percent of the fuel on the East Coast.

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