The panic buying is causing a real shortage in the underground tanks.
Last night i drove by Costco and the parking lot was backed up and twisted around as hundreds of cars were lined up at the gas pumps. It's like the '70s again with lines at the pump.
There is a temporary shortage because Colonial shut down the pipeline for a few days to assess the situation, but they are going to resume soon. It will take a bit of time for the trucks to get around to all the stations to refill the tanks.
Colonial Pipeline announced earlier that it planned to have services substantially restored by the end of the week.