Stories of price gouging and fights at gas stations have also been commonplace. But now it seems people — men in particular — are finding new ways to take advantage of gas-seeking Tri-State residents: Sex.
A line of about 30 cars waited for gas at a Shell station in Ardsley around lunchtime on Tuesday.
Police: Freeport Firefighter Charged With Arson After Setting Cars On Fire While Trying To Siphon Fuel
Nassau County police said the 23-year-old Freeport firefighter was using an electric vacuum to illegally siphon gas from a Village of Freeport Fire Department vehicle to his personal car when electricity set the gas on fire.
Fuel delivery and distribution problems caused by Sandy have been easing and more gas is on its way into the area, according to the governor.
Finding gasoline in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy has been about as easy as finding a needle in a haystack, which has led GasBuddy developers to come up with an innovative way to track where gasoline is available.
More New Yorkers awoke Saturday to power being restored for the first time since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the region, but patience was wearing thin among those who have been without power for most of the week.
If you’re planning to line up for gas Saturday, you had better check your license plate first.
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.