Colonial Pipeline Cyber Attack

Posted: May 14, 2021
Category: News Pulse

RP Weekly Recap | May 10 – 14


Colonial Pipeline fell victim to a cybersecurity attack last Friday, forcing it to temporarily shut down all pipeline operations until Wednesday. As Colonial, the nation’s largest fuel pipeline transports nearly half of the East Coast’s fuel supply through a system that spans over 5,500 miles between Texas and New Jersey, the days long disruption caused long lines at gas stations in the Southeast due to distribution problems and panic-buying, draining supplies at thousands of gas stations. Since it will take several days for deliveries to return to normal, drivers have been finding gas stations with little or no gas in some Southeast states. Check out these stories and more in this week’s recap of all things happening in oil and gas! 

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Statistics

  • Number of Cases (Worldwide): 131,377,908 (up from 156,233,888 last week)
  • Number of Cases (USA): 32,880,252 (up from 32,613,723 last week)
  • Statistics courtesy of Johns Hopkins

Financial & Economic Updates

U.S. Oil Market News

Global Market News

Employment Updates

United States Rig Count

  • Up 5 from last week for a total of 453
  • Up 33.6% from one year ago
  • Statistics courtesy of Baker Hughes


Content UpdatesNews PulsePodcast

  • Chevron is no newbie to the oil and gas business, but how do their financials stack up to peers in the industry and their own financial history over the last three years? Find out with RARE PETRO’s newest segment, Energy Market Report Card!

  • A New Basin Breakdown for the month of April is available now! Be sure to check back next week when we release our Basin Breakdown Podcast!  

  • Episode Four of Hydrocarbon History is available now! Join us as we explore the history of oil and gas to see what we might learn about hydrocarbon’s role in food security.

  • A new episode of the Periodical Podcast is available now! Be sure to check out our discussion as we unpack the announcements made during President Joe Biden’s two-day virtual Earth Day summit that saw world leaders advocating commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions and join in the global fight against climate change.

  • This week’s Periodical explores President Joe Biden’s Earth Day Summit and details both the goals that Biden set and how the USA can potentially meet those goals. Included in this analysis are details about the future of natural gas production in electrical generation.

  • Episode Fifteen of The Industry Leader Spotlight Podcast is available now! Be sure to check out our interview with Debra Hall, President and CEO of Elementale Enterprises! 

  • Episode 11 (Tackling the Data Monster Pt. 2) of the Modern Mobile Oilfield is available now! This series is a collaborative effort between world-renowned author Geoffrey Cann and RP host Tavis Killian that will expand on topics covered in the book “Bits, Bytes, and Barrels”. This new segment is aimed at energy professionals at any level who are looking to better understand the future of a digital oilfield and potentially implement these technologies into their company’s workflow. Be sure to watch or listen on all available platforms!

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