The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning to Americans against hoarding gasoline in plastic bags in response to some people taking extreme measures during the sudden gas shortage in southeastern states reportedly caused by ransomware computer hackers attacking a major gas and oil pipeline company, Colonial Pipeline. The USCPSC is an independent federal government agency.

The warning may have been prompted by this video that went viral Tuesday showing a woman filling a plastic shopping bag with gasoline at a Kroger station:

Oh, shit. #gasshortage? Better pick up a couple extra bags. pic.twitter.com/a09ue2eQfK

— Fiendishly Yours, (@FiendishlyYours) May 11, 2021

Other images of unsafe hoarding also went viral.

Warning by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: “Do not fill plastic bags with gasoline. Use only containers approved for fuel. Follow the gas canister manufacturer instructions for storing and transporting gasoline. When using a gas canister, never pour gasoline over or near an open flame. Flame jetting is a sudden and possibly violent flash fire that can occur when pouring flammable liquids from a container over an exposed flame or other ignition source. NEVER pour flammable liquids from a container over an exposed flame.”

“We know this sounds simple, but when people get desperate they stop thinking clearly. They take risks that can have deadly consequences. If you know someone who is thinking about bringing a container not meant for fuel to get gas, please let them know it’s dangerous.”

Use only containers approved for fuel.

— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) May 12, 2021

When using a gas canister, never pour gasoline over or near an open flame.

— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) May 12, 2021

Flame jetting is a sudden and possibly violent flash fire that can occur when pouring flammable liquids from a container over an exposed flame or other ignition source.

NEVER pour flammable liquids from a container over an exposed flame. pic.twitter.com/HoVuWf1gmt

— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) May 12, 2021

We know this sounds simple, but when people get desperate they stop thinking clearly. They take risks that can have deadly consequences. If you know someone who is thinking about bringing a container not meant for fuel to get gas, please let them know it’s dangerous.

— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) May 12, 2021

Wednesday morning update by GasBuddy on gas shortages by state, with spread to West Virginia and Mississippi.

GASOLINE OUTAGES as of 10am CT… percent of all stations in state without gasoline:
GA 17.5%
AL 2.1%
TN 3.6%
SC 16.2%
NC 28.2%
FL 4.6%
VA 17.1%
MD 4.1%
NEWLY ADDED MS 1.7%
NEWLY ADDED WV 2.8%

— Patrick De Haan (@GasBuddyGuy) May 12, 2021

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