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The hacking of the Colonial Pipeline and its subsequent shutdown in May unleashed one of the worst spills of schadenfreude in modern history.

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[Editor's note: A version of this story appears in the June 2021 issue of Oil and Gas Investor magazine.]

The hacking of the Colonial Pipeline and its subsequent shutdown in May unleashed one of the worst spills of schadenfreude—or delight in other’s misery—in modern history.

The National Review, with clear glee, reported that “seventeen states and—oh, glorious irony!—the District of Columbia have declared states of emergency after the closure of the Colonial Pipeline.”

This same article lamented how quickly the Texas ice storms that claimed 111 lives in February were forgotten.

Perhaps that’s the cost of whimsy.

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Darren Barbee

Darren Barbee is senior editor for Oil and Gas Investor magazine.