From E&E News:

Soon after Colonial executives closed the 5,500-mile fuel spigot to ensure hackers wouldn’t do greater damage, photos on social media showed people hoarding gasoline.

“What it did was impact the average consumer at the pump,” said Mary Brooks, a resident fellow for cybersecurity and emerging threats at R Street Institute. “We know constituents care about what happens at the pump. Congress cares what happens at the pump.”