The Colonial Pipeline operator said Wednesday that it had begun to resume operations on the pipeline.
“It will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal,” the company said on its website. “Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue to experience, intermittent service interruptions during the start-up period.”
The pipeline, which runs from Texas to New Jersey, had been closed since Friday after a ransomware attack.
Over the past few days, Colonial has opened segments of the pipeline manually to ease some supply pressures in some states, including Maryland and New Jersey. But anxiety has persisted despite claims by industry analysts that the impact of the shutdown will remain relatively minor as long as the artery is fully restored soon.