OREANDA-NEWS. US President Joe Biden will closely monitor the situation with fuel supplies in regions of the country where there are disruptions against the background of a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline pipeline, and urges the population not to stock up on fuel for future use. This is stated in a statement by the press secretary of the White House Jen Psaki.

The US east coast is experiencing gasoline problems after the Colonial Pipeline operator shut down a major pipeline in a cyber attack and car owners began buying up gas in droves out of fear of future shortages.

The White House said in a statement: "President Biden and the White House will closely monitor the situation in the coming days, continue to urge Americans to buy only what is needed, not to stock up on fuel for future use, as supplies are resumed."

Colonial Pipeline said Wednesday that it has begun the process of restarting the pipeline in the country. The company warned that the process of restoring the normal volume of fuel supply will take several days.

"Today's announcement signifies that the end of the supply disruption that plagued states in the southeastern United States is near at hand," the White House said in a statement. As Psaki said, the US authorities will remain in close contact with the Colonial Pipeline as the pipeline restarts and are ready to provide the necessary assistance.