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Nov 2, 2012

NY area fuel still scarce as pipeline, ports reopen

NEW YORK, Nov 2 (Reuters) – The miles-long lines of New York
area motorists scrambling for gasoline showed no signs of
abating on Friday, with “panic buying” gripping the storm-hit
area even as pipelines and oil tankers began to resume bulk
shipments.

The lack of fuel — and lack of power to pump it — had a
noticeable impact on morning travel in the dense New York City
and New Jersey area four days after Sandy smashed into the U.S.
Northeast. Roads were quieter with some taxi drivers and
frustrated commuters choosing to stay home rather than brave the
roads or search out scarce fuel.

Nov 2, 2012

Tempers fray as NY fuel crunch deepens, relief days away

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The fuel supply crisis gripping the New York area deepened on Thursday as the city’s iconic taxis started turning away business while drivers searched hours for a tank of gas, and there were growing signs that the worst of the crunch is not over.

Long, increasingly ill-tempered lines of motorists snaked through New York and neighboring New Jersey, snarling traffic as motorists hunted for the few service stations still operating in the wake of the devastating storm Sandy. Less than half of the thousands of stations in the region are open, officials said.

Nov 1, 2012

Gasoline crunch deepens, NYC taxi firms run out of fuel

NEW YORK, Nov 1 (Reuters) – New York taxi and car service
companies started pulling vehicles off the road on Thursday as
the fuel crunch deepened, with the vast majority of storm-hit
service stations in the greater New York area now out of
gasoline or without power.

Outages and fuel shortages have forced many gasoline
stations to shut, and now threaten efforts in New York and New
Jersey to get back to business after Hurricane Sandy.

Nov 1, 2012

NYC taxi firms run out of fuel as gasoline crunch deepens

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York taxi and car service companies started pulling vehicles off the road on Thursday as the fuel crunch deepened, with the vast majority of storm-hit service stations in the greater New York area now out of gasoline or without power.

Power outages and fuel shortages have forced many gasoline stations to shut, and now threaten efforts in New York and New Jersey to get back to business after Hurricane Sandy.

Oct 31, 2012

New Yorkers in fuel scramble as storm-hit pumps dry up

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Drivers and homeowners scrambled to secure fuel for their cars and generators in the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday as storm-hit gasoline stations started to run dry.

More than half of all gasoline service stations in the New York City area and New Jersey were shut because of depleted fuel supplies and power outages, frustrating attempts to restore normal life, industry officials said.

Oct 31, 2012

New Yorkers scramble for fuel, gas stations run dry

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Drivers and homeowners scrambled to secure fuel for their cars and generators in the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday as storm-hit gasoline stations started to run dry.

More than half of all gasoline service stations in the New York City area and New Jersey were shut because of depleted fuel supplies and power outages, frustrating attempts to restore normal life, industry officials said.

Oct 31, 2012

Storm-hit gasoline stations lose power, some run dry

NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than half of all gasoline service stations in the New York City area and New Jersey were shut on Wednesday because of power outages and depleted fuel supplies, frustrating attempts to restore normal life in the wake of powerful storm Sandy, industry officials said.

Reports of long lines, dark stations and empty tanks circulated across the region on Wednesday, with some station owners unable to pump fuel due to a lack of power. Others quickly ran their tanks dry because of intensified demand and logistical problems in delivering fresh supplies.

Oct 31, 2012

Most New York City, Jersey fuel stations without power, gas

NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than half of all service stations in the New York City area and New Jersey were shut on Wednesday due to power outages and depleted fuel supplies, frustrating attempts to restore normal life in the wake of powerful storm Sandy, industry officials said.

Reports of long lines, dark stations and empty tanks circulated across the region on Wednesday, with some station owners unable to pump fuel due to a lack of power, while others quickly ran their tanks dry because of intensified demand and logistical problems in delivering fresh supplies.

Oct 31, 2012

Majority of NYC area, NJ fuel stations without power, gasoline

NEW YORK Oct 31 (Reuters) – More than half of all service
stations in the New York City area and New Jersey were shut on
Wednesday due to power outages and depleted fuel supplies,
frustrating attempts to restore normal life in the wake of
powerful storm Sandy, industry officials said.

Reports of long lines, dark stations and empty tanks
circulated across the region on Wednesday, with some station
owners unable to pump fuel due to a lack of power, while others
quickly ran their tanks dry because of intensified demand and
logistical problems in delivering fresh supplies.

Oct 30, 2012

Lower Manhattan faces up to four days without power: ConEd

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Residents of lower Manhattan faced up to four days without power on Tuesday as Consolidated Edison, New York City’s power provider, scrambled to repair the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy.

Almost every street below Times Square in the city’s Midtown district was plunged into darkness on Monday night after an explosion at a Con Edison power station on 14th Street threw the electricity provider’s plans for controlled shutdowns into disarray.