The company said its team “worked safely and tirelessly around the clock” to restore operations and thanked the White House, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, the FBI and other government agencies for their support.
After launching the initial restart of its operations Wednesday evening, Colonial had warned it would take several days for service to return to normal. As of Friday, gas station outages hitting many Southeast states began to ease slightly, though they remained significant.
“We recognize the critical nature of our system to millions of Americans,” Colonial said Saturday, adding that the markets it serves are now receiving product from the pipeline.
The company also claimed that has “invested meaningfully in IT and cybersecurity” and has increased total spending on its IT program by more than 50% since 2017.