WASHINGTON — Officials with the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Monday said in a news release that the agency is still in the process of a system restoration and will not publish new data on U.S. diesel or gasoline prices on Monday.
Many shippers and truckers use that weekly retail price information in their fuel pricing formulas.
According to a news release, EIA officials on June 17 discovered a voltage irregularity that caused hardware failures on two of their main processing servers.
“This issue prevented us from processing and releasing several reports last week, and unfortunately, it continues to affect our ability to release data this week,” the news release stated. “We have replaced the affected hardware and are in the process of transferring data from our back-up systems to new servers. Once the data transfer is complete, we will perform quality checks to ensure data integrity before releasing any reports and associated data.”
EIA officials said they “will continue to provide timely updates as we bring our systems back online and will share a schedule for our product releases as soon as possible. Because we have been able to collect data throughout the outage and subsequent restoration, we will release the data that was scheduled for publication last week, including our U.S. average gasoline and diesel prices for June 20, 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience of this delay, and we are doing everything we can to fully resume our data releases as quickly as possible.”
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