Speaking at a news conference Friday morning, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged that there is a shortage of fuel, but said “there is no reason to panic.”
Rockland County will issue a local emergency order restricting the amount of fuel that an individual can purchase at a gas station.
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Speaking at a news conference, Gov. Cuomo acknowledged there is a shortage of fuel, but said “there is no reason to panic.”
Try telling that to drivers at the Hess station at 44th Street and 10th Ave.
For many Tri-State Area residents, the situation created by Superstorm Sandy has led to a lot of long lines, shortages and tense moments at area gas stations. We here at CBSNewYork.com hope to help alleviate your anxiety.
Filling up the tank has been a nightmare for area drivers since the storm hit. Overnight and into Thursday morning, drivers looking for fuel were met with incredibly long lines at the gas pump.
Franchise owners reportedly claim they are being gouged by the company, saying they are forced to pay anywhere from 5 to 20 cents more per gallon than their competitors.
The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices puts the average price for a gallon of regular at $3.69, about 8 cents higher than the same time last year.
For two weeks now, there have been no hot showers and hot plate cuisine has been the order at the Cortlandt Ridge townhouse complex in Ossining, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported.
Motorists are seeing sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.
Deciphering a utility bill can be very confusing. Recently, a Long Island man found charges on his bill that didn’t seem to add up. He decided to contact CBS 2’s Asa Aarons to find out what was driving up the cost of his gas.
Many gas stations charge a little more for credit card purchases, but some stations on Long Island have a differential of up to $2 a gallon.
At one Gulf station in Medford, gas is going for $3.99 a gallon with cash but $5.99 a gallon with credit.
Environmentalists say gas drilling risks contaminated water wells and air pollution. The industry says those fears are exaggerated and that the process been used safely on tens of thousands of wells.
Officials say a mysterious glow that lit up the sky over parts of northern New Jersey early Sunday morning was nothing to be concerned about.