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Cuomo: Gas Headed to Long Island

Editor’s Note: This article was written and submitted by David Reich-Hale.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday said that 8 million gallons of gasoline have arrived and another 28 million gallons are being delivered to New York terminals.

The deliveries come as Long Island residents anxiously wait in line for hours to fill up gas tanks at the few stations with petroleum supplies.

Cuomo, who was also touring the devastated areas of Long Beach and Lindenhurst today, added that a gas shortage remains in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. But the state was taking action.

“The shortage of gasoline in the New York-metro area has caused major inconveniences for our residents, and the state must take every action possible to address this issue,” Governor Cuomo said in a press release. “Although there is much work to be done, I have directed the state to temporarily suspend gasoline distribution related requirements so gasoline and other fuels can be transported throughout the region and New Yorkers can return to life as normal as quickly as possible.”

Nearly two-thirds of the gas stations in the New York metropolitan area are out of gas, according to ABC News.

But Cuomo said not to panic, because "gas stations will be getting fuel."

To supplement the local gas supply, the Cuomo also dispatched several 5,000-gallon fuel trucks to the Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island Armories as well as the Freeport Armory on Long Island.

Cars will fill up directly from the truck and will be limited to 10 gallons each.

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Ralebird November 06, 2012 at 06:05 AM
AND TRICIA WINS THE GODWIN AWARD! Yes, for invoking Hitler in a discussion of anything else. I think she deserves a bonus for implying that Obama somehow benefits from this storm. Gee, maybe he even arranged for it to happen! You can't make this stuff up.
Brian Rosen DDS November 06, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Where is the gas!!!!! NJ gas gas, CT has gas but not Long Island??? Cuomo promised millions of gallons of gas where are they!!! The storm was very bad this is making it worse!
Bobbie Hurley November 07, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Maybe my question was answered, I did not read all the comments. But I am sick of News 12 and everyoe else saying go here, go there, for this that and the other thing. If I cannot get gas in my car how am I getting there?? I live off Deer Park Ave. and Parkdale. The lines are still miles long and I dont have enough gas to wait in line. So when is this going to stop? Don't these people work by 9AM? Where are all these people coming from?????
Bobbie Hurley November 07, 2012 at 07:07 PM
You are so right....where indeed?
Bobbie Hurley November 07, 2012 at 07:15 PM
You are so right it is like we are forgotten. I have not heard the words NORTH BABYLON since this all started. WHY??????????

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