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US President Joe Biden will closely monitor the situation with fuel supplies in regions of the country where there are disruptions amid a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline pipeline, White House spokesman Jen Psaki said in a statement.

Biden urged the population not to stock up on fuel for future use.

The US east coast is experiencing gasoline problems after the Colonial Pipeline operator closed a major pipeline in a cyberattack and consumers began buying up gasoline in droves out of fear of future shortages.

Colonial Pipeline said Wednesday that it has begun the process of restarting the pipeline in the country. The company noted that the process of restoring the normal volume of fuel supply will take several days.

Today's announcement means that the end of the supply disruptions that have affected states in the southeastern United States is near, the White House said in a statement. 

As Psaki noted, the US authorities will be in close contact with the Colonial Pipeline as the pipeline restarts and are ready to provide the necessary assistance.

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