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Officials remind drivers to use safe containers when buying gas

FORT MYERS, Fla.– If you are buying gas, you should only use containers that are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency or other federal regulatory agency. If you try to improvise by creating your own container like a bucket, a plastic bottle or a milk jug, it’s not only dangerous but it can also get you in trouble with law enforcement. If you are transporting fuel, even if you don’t want to sell it, you can be charged with unlawful conveyance of fuel. There are also other hazards to look out for when you’re filling up gas. If someone fills up a gas container in the...

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Pipeline operations restart following ransomware attack

Colonial Pipeline confirmed pipeline operations would restart on Wednesday evening. According to the company, it will take several days for the delivery supply chain to return to normal. As a result, some areas may continue to experience temporary interruptions. In their latest update, Colonial Pipeline emphasized they are focused on safety as they attempt to return to normal operation. Latest update on the Colonial Pipeline System Disruption: https://t.co/kpWNw0UQve pic.twitter.com/hXSwHXcnDh— Colonial Pipeline (@Colpipe) May 11, 2021 The post Pipeline operations restart following...

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Times Square shooting suspect caught in Florida after running out of gas

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WTLV) — The man accused of shooting two women and a toddler in New York City’s Time Square on Saturday was detained near Jacksonville. Farrakhan Muhammad was found and taken into custody at a McDonald’s located at 802 South Walnut Street in Starke, according to NBC affiliate WTLV. He was found in his car when it ran out of gas due to gas station closures in Florida, Spectrum News NY1 reports. A senior law enforcement official told NBC that NYPD detectives tracked Muhammad down by checking cameras that showed the suspect leaving Times Square to go to a...

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Cape Coral braces for potential gas shortage

CAPE CORAL, Fla.– The city of Cape Coral is bracing for a gas shortage as many people begin to panic buy gasoline. This stems from fear of a fuel shortage in some parts of the country which could increase the demand in Southwest Florida communities as well. The Colonial Gas Pipeline was hacked and shut down. Additionally, there is a shortage of certified tanker drivers in the country which could cause a delay in gas being transported. The city of Cape Coral is preparing for the worst and filling up its tankers to store emergency fuel. “It’s a big operation and fuel is at the center...

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