MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Fri, 06 Aug 2021 00:04:13 +0000 US Energy Secretary says gas situation improving http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/e2ab1f80fbd7421399667c3a22dfc57d U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says the nation is “over the hump” on gas shortages following a ransomware cyberattack that forced a shutdown of the nation’s largest gasoline pipeline. (May 14) e2ab1f80fbd7421399667c3a22dfc57d Sat, 15 May 2021 01:22:39 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSClemmons, North Carolina – 12 May 20211. Cars lined up at a gas stationASSOCIATED PRESSWashington, DC - 14 May 2021++PARTIALLY COVERED++2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jennifer Granholm, US Secretary of Energy:"But the good news is that I can tell you, as of right now, the retail stations, the gas station outages are down about 12 percent from the peak. And the average improvement is about 200 stations are coming online per hour over the past six hours. So it's still going to work its way through the system over the next few days. But we should be back to normal fairly soon." ASSOCIATED PRESSClemmons, North Carolina – 12 May 20213. Cars lined up at a gas stationCOLONIAL PIPELINE  Location and date unknown++MUTE++4. Various of Colonial Pipeline storage tanksASSOCIATED PRESSWashington, DC - 14 May 2021++PARTIALLY COVERED++5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jennifer Granholm, US Secretary of Energy:"People should not panic. Really, the gasoline is coming and this hoarding issue, or if you take more than what you need, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy in terms of the shortages, as you can imagine."ASSOCIATED PRESSDecatur, Georgia - 10 May 20216. Various of gas station prices US NETWORK POOLWashington, DC - 13 May 20217. US President Joe Biden speaking about Colonial Pipeline ransomware attackCOLONIAL PIPELINE  Location and date unknown++MUTE++8. Various of Colonial Pipeline storage tanksASSOCIATED PRESSWashington, DC - 14 May 20219. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jennifer Granholm, US Secretary of Energy:"The president signed an executive order on cybersecurity a couple of days ago on the federal government side. And we also have been working the Department of Energy as well as other agencies. We started about 50 days ago, a 100 day sprint to make sure that we are doing all we can to protect our critical infrastructure. This, though, the pipeline infrastructure is private. A lot of these things that we all use are owned by private entities. And so we really want to send the message to the private sector, to other government agencies that everybody has to be on high alert and install the most the latest and best cybersecurity devices."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says the nation is “over the hump” on gas shortages following a ransomware cyberattack that forced a shutdown of the nation’s largest gasoline pipeline.Problems peaked Thursday night, and service should return to normal in most areas by the end of the weekend, Granholm said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press.“The good news is that ... gas station outages are down about 12% from the peak” as of Friday afternoon, with about 200 stations returning to service every hour, she said. “It’s still going to work its way through the system over the next few days, but we should be back to normal fairly soon.''A cyberattack by hackers who lock up computer systems and demand a ransom to release them hit the Colonial Pipeline on May 7. The hackers didn’t take control of pipeline operations, but the Georgia-based company shut it down to prevent malware from affecting industrial control systems.The Colonial Pipeline stretches from Texas to New Jersey and delivers about 45% of the gasoline consumed on the East Coast. The shutdown has caused shortages at the pumps throughout the South and emptied stations in the Washington, D.C., area.President Joe Biden said U.S. officials do not believe the Russian government was involved, but said “we do have strong reason to believe that the criminals who did the attack are living in Russia.''As Colonial reported making “substantial progress” Friday in restoring full service, two people briefed on the matter confirmed the company had paid a ransom of about $5 million.Granholm, like other Biden administration officials, urged drivers not to panic or hoard gasoline.Granholm's agency is leading the federal response to the ransomware attack. She said the incident shows the vulnerability not only of U.S. infrastructure, but also personal computers. Her 86-year-old mother recently suffered a ransomware attack on her iPad, Granholm said.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says the nation is “over the hump” on gas shortages following a ransomware cyberattack that forced a shutdown of the nation’s largest gasoline pipeline. (May 14) US Energy Secretary says gas situation improving