On May 7, 2021, the Colonial Pipeline Company proactively shut down its pipeline system in response to a ransomware attack. On May 13, 2021, Colonial Pipeline announced the company has restarted their entire pipeline system and product delivery has commenced to all markets. It will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal and some markets may experience intermittent service interruptions during the start-up period. Full update.

The Administration has been working around-the-clock to help Colonial Pipeline Company return the pipeline to normal operation as quickly, safely, and securely as possible. DOE is coordinating with federal government, industry, and state partners to address energy supply disruptions as quickly as possible and getting fuel to the communities that need it.


  • Watch a video messagefrom Department of Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm.
  • Watch a video messagefrom Department of Energy Deputy Secretary, David Turk.
  • The Biden-Harris Administration has launched an all-of-government effort to address Colonial Pipeline incident. Read the White House fact sheet.
  • Read remarks by Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas at the May 11, 2021 White House press briefing.

Please access DOE’s guidance and resources for States here.

DOE will provide updates and additional information on this page as it becomes available. 

Federal Agency Actions

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Department of Transportation

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Environmental Protection Agency

Department of Homeland Security

Colonial Pipeline Status Updates