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People wait in line for over two hours for gasoline as the city continues to recover from superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Odd-Even Gas Rationing System To End Saturday In NYC

The system went into effect in the city Nov. 9, after damage to gas stations and fuel distribution networks led to hours-long lines.

11/23/2012

People wait in line for over two hours for gasoline as the city continues to recover from superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: NYC Gas Rationing To Remain In Effect At Least Through Friday

The rationing system limits motorists to filling up only on odd or even days, based on the last digit of their license plate.

11/18/2012

People wait in line for over two hours for gasoline as the city continues to recover from superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg May Extend Odd-Even Gas Rationing In New York City

“All I can tell you is we put it in and the lines started easing,” Bloomberg said. “If in the end it protects you why not run it for another five days?”

11/16/2012

People wait in line for over two hours for gasoline as the city continues to recover from superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Gas Rationing To Stay In Place At Least Through The Weekend

Mayor Bloomberg said the system, which went into effect last Friday, has been working.

11/14/2012

People wait in line for over two hours for gasoline as the city continues to recover from superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Odd-Even Gas Rationing Could Remain In Place ‘For A While’

Bloomberg said it is hard to get accurate numbers to show how effective the gas rationing is, but said all evidence points to success in New York City.

11/12/2012