Gas prices on the rise as we head into summer travel season

Pipeline issues on East Coast will not impact Michigan, officials say

Gas prices on the rise heading into the summer travel season

DETROIT – Gas prices are expected to rise ahead of the Memorial Day holiday.

A major pipeline on the East Coast shut down due to a cyberattack but that is not going to impact the automotive fuel supply in Michigan, according to officials.

READ: No shortage of gasoline expected in Michigan, despite pipeline shutdown

The Colonial Pipeline, the biggest fuel pipeline in the U.S., which delivers about 45% of what is consumed on the East Coast, was hit on Friday with a cyber attack by hackers who lock up computer systems and demand a ransom to release them.

The concern in Metro Detroit is over hoarding from people unaware that our gas comes from a different pipeline.

More than 1 million Michigan residents are expected to travel Memorial Day weekend and prices could reach $3 a gallon by then and could rise as we head into summer.

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About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.