November 9, 2012 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #605799WIYMember
I think that the gas is being redirected somewhere else. My only questions are where and why our gas and not NJ, also who is allowing this.November 9, 2012 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm #903466farrocksMember
There is nothing to theorize about. And your supposition is incorrect. New Jersey’s oil refineries are in Central Jersey, not near the water. They weren’t damaged too badly during the storm. OTOH, New York’s oil storage facilities in Brooklyn and Queens are on the coast, right by the water. And they were severely damaged. While New Jersey’s facilities are up and running at near full capacity, New York’s are still severely crippled.
In summary, this is not a governmental issue. It is a matter for private industry to correct and fix. And they are working hard to get it back in order. All the posturing by the NY politicos are simply self-serving arrogance. They have almost no control over how fast this issue will be resolved.November 10, 2012 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm #903467uneeqMember
Price gouging laws + not rationing out the gas until now + an extremely populated city + a completely incompetent mayor = No gas in NYC for weeks.November 10, 2012 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #903468groisnachesMember
“In an exclusive interview with motorists at the Rio Gas Station on 14th Avenue Corner 38th Street in Brooklyn, the motorist reported being on line after 11:00 pm at a gas station in the Boro Park Section of Brooklyn, when suddenly the cop that was monitoring the Gas Station announced on his Public Address System that there is no more gas, and that the vehicles on line should leave.
The attendant told Mr. Glick, as well as several other motorists to pull into the gas station, park on the side, shut the headlamps, and wait for the officer to leave, and then he will refuel them. They did and as soon as the officer left the attendant allowed them one by one, with headlamps turned off, to refuel at one pump, they all refueled without a problem.
Gestetner Updates got similar reports from different gas stations around the city.
Is this a game from Bloomberg to get additional Federal assistance? or is this just a way to cut overtime pay for the NYPD? both are possibilities, but this scandalous behavior must stop immediately”.November 11, 2012 1:56 am at 1:56 am #903469☕️coffee addictParticipant
once we’re theorizing
Bloomy is an alien and wants to steal all the gas from NY to fuel his spaceshipNovember 11, 2012 2:26 am at 2:26 am #903470welldressed007Participant
Stop yentering and do something about this fiasco, write to his honor the mayor and yell and screamNovember 11, 2012 2:34 am at 2:34 am #903471farrocksMember
There’s nothing the Mayor or the Governor can do. This is a private industry problem and only they can resolve it. And they are working as fast as they can.November 11, 2012 2:38 am at 2:38 am #903472apushatayidParticipant
Someone in the gasoline industry mistakenly believed the 16oz rule applied to gasoline as well. They are busy preparing 16oz containers of gasoline for delivery to NY as we speak. All should be good by wednesday.November 11, 2012 2:41 am at 2:41 am #903473☕️coffee addictParticipant
Stop yentering and do something about this fiasco, write to his honor the mayor and yell and scream
and then Bloomy is going to say something about having 10,000 people in Black hats knocking down his doorNovember 11, 2012 7:11 am at 7:11 am #903475ZeesKiteParticipant
Do what I did. I took the Manhattan Bridge to the Holland Tunnnel, filled up and made an about face. There is NO PROBLEM there whatsoever!! NONE! No lines, enough gas, enough gas stations.November 11, 2012 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm #903476HaLeiViParticipant
That probably took you more than 15 minutes, which was the wait at Hess on Ft. Hamilton.
I noticed the same thing at Rio. I walked over late one night to see if I should bring my car over. There were some vehicles there, some hanging around. I was told, off the bat, no gas. The whole thing looked very fishy, which it is.November 11, 2012 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #903477apushatayidParticipant
everyone knows it is Dov Hikinds fault.November 11, 2012 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #903478akupermaParticipant
You ban new refineries for years.
You ban pipelines to bring gas from other parts of the country.
You ban ships from carrying gas from other parts of the country.
You restrict drilling for oil anywheres near New York.
And you have a storm that disrupts your local infrastructure – and of course all the “green” decision come back to bite you.
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