(Image Source: Star Ledger)

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

 

Drivers in New York and New Jersey are being forced to wait in long lines for gas after Sandy swept through the east coast leaving millions without power.

 

“Many gas stations still have no power -and the stations that are open face shortages as drivers scramble to find a place to fill up their cars, gascans and generators.

(WDBJ)

 

“ … at times, the line at the particular gas station we’re looking at there in Paramus, more than a hundred drivers long — a hundred drivers. So many people without power, they’re willing to wait to get gas for their generators.”

(WABC)

 

A correspondent for Al Jazeera says the fuel shortage ultimately happened before the storm even hit on Monday.

 

“Before Sandy descended on Monday night, there was panic buying at the pumps...Long long lines. Many of the gas stations ran out. So now on Thursday many of those gas stations don’t have any fuel.”

 

Sky News reports the problem now, isn’t so much a shortage as it is logistical.

 

Unlike other storms, it still affects the power grid and the ability for storable product...They aren’t shortages, its outages. The fuel is there, its just not being transported to where it needs to go.”

 

The Associated Press reports the U.S. Coast Guard is reopening New York and New Jersey ports for gas delivery Thursday afternoon.
 

Fuel Demand Leads to Long Lines After Sandy

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Nov 1, 2012

Fuel Demand Leads to Long Lines After Sandy

 

(Image Source: Star Ledger)

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

 

Drivers in New York and New Jersey are being forced to wait in long lines for gas after Sandy swept through the east coast leaving millions without power.

 

“Many gas stations still have no power -and the stations that are open face shortages as drivers scramble to find a place to fill up their cars, gascans and generators.

(WDBJ)

 

“ … at times, the line at the particular gas station we’re looking at there in Paramus, more than a hundred drivers long — a hundred drivers. So many people without power, they’re willing to wait to get gas for their generators.”

(WABC)

 

A correspondent for Al Jazeera says the fuel shortage ultimately happened before the storm even hit on Monday.

 

“Before Sandy descended on Monday night, there was panic buying at the pumps...Long long lines. Many of the gas stations ran out. So now on Thursday many of those gas stations don’t have any fuel.”

 

Sky News reports the problem now, isn’t so much a shortage as it is logistical.

 

Unlike other storms, it still affects the power grid and the ability for storable product...They aren’t shortages, its outages. The fuel is there, its just not being transported to where it needs to go.”

 

The Associated Press reports the U.S. Coast Guard is reopening New York and New Jersey ports for gas delivery Thursday afternoon.
 

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