gas shortage

Governor Cuomo: Require gas stations to have generators
Governor Cuomo: Require gas stations to have generators
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/27/2013 at 8:30AM

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed legislation that would require approximately half the gas stations in the state to have a backup generator for use during a fuel supply or energy emergency. “New York State must learn the lessons from superstorm Sandy so that we are better prepared for the future,” said Cuomo. “This plan will [...]

Blizzard causes long gas lines, shortages reminiscent of Sandy
Blizzard causes long gas lines, shortages reminiscent of Sandy
Northeast Cristabelle Tumola 2/08/2013 at 1:12PM

Though Friday’s blizzard won’t be as devastating as Sandy, at several area gas stations there have been long lines reminiscent of the fuel shortage following the superstorm. On Thursday evening, a line at a gas station in Whitestone off of Clintonville Street stretched around the block, but that wasn’t the only location in the tri-state [...]

City gas rationing to end Saturday
City gas rationing to end Saturday
Central Billy Rennison 11/23/2012 at 4:22PM

Two weeks after the mayor activated odd/even gas rationing, he announced any car, regardless of license plate number, will be able to fill up beginning tomorrow. Beginning Friday, November 9, Mayor Michael Bloomberg instituted a rationing system to ease long lines at gas stations amidst a post-Sandy fuel shortage. “With more than 85 percent of gas stations [...]

3 Queens gas stations accused of price gouging
3 Queens gas stations accused of price gouging
Central Billy Rennison 11/16/2012 at 10:23AM

As lines grew at gas stations throughout Queens, prices at the pump swelled as well, prompting an investigation into gouging. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the first series of actions in what his office called “a wide-ranging investigation” into post-Sandy price gouging at gas stations throughout New York. The attorney general plans to begin [...]

What took so long?
Editorial Queens Courier Editorial 11/15/2012 at 11:37AM

So, after waiting . . . and waiting . . . and waiting . . . in line for gas, Mayor Michael Bloomberg finally heard our pleas and decided to institute the odd/even method. And guess what? It seems to have worked. Over the weekend lines were shorter, motorists were able to top off their [...]

Long lines, wait times at gas stations cut
Long lines, wait times at gas stations cut
News Billy Rennison 11/14/2012 at 9:37AM

As motorists are finally feeling less pain at the pump, with long lines and wait times drastically cut, many are asking what took the mayor so long. “Last week, I waited for more than three hours on line and got no gas. Today, I waited under a half hour,” said Thomas Colwell, at a gas [...]

Weekend Roundup
Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/11/2012 at 1:20PM

Target of e-mails sent from Petraeus’ mistress is State Dept. military liaison The target of the vicious e-mails sent from former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus’ mistress Paula Broadwell is the State Department military liaison, according to an AP source. Meanwhile, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who leads the Senate Intelligence Committee and planned to have [...]

GAS PAINS: One reporter’s quest for petrol
GAS PAINS: One reporter’s quest for petrol
News Alexa Altman 11/09/2012 at 4:35PM

Every time that little yellow light goes on, I panic. “I need to find a gas station,” I think, completely overblown, imagining the dial suddenly dropping and leaving me stranded. I ran out of gas once, not long after getting my driver’s license. At 16, I reluctantly called my mom for help – utter defeat [...]

Gas rationing begins today in NYC
Gas rationing begins today in NYC
Top Stories Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 3:47PM

More than a week into the gas shortage, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced an emergency order rationing gas to begin Friday morning at 6. Cars with license plates ending in odd numbers or a letter will be able to purchase gas on odd numbered days; vehicles with plates ending in even numbers can purchase on even [...]

AG Schneiderman investigates price gouging as gas shortage continues
AG Schneiderman investigates price gouging as gas shortage continues
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 12:05PM

Drivers searching endlessly for a station to fill up now face a new problem — price gouging. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an investigation into complaints of price gouging at gas stations, but also for emergency supplies like generators, hotels, food and water. “Our office has zero tolerance for price gouging,” said Schneiderman. “We [...]