Governor unsure when gas will be readily available at area stations
Millions of gallons of gasoline are arriving daily to New York, but neither station operators nor Gov. Andrew Cuomo can say for sure when the long waits will finally end.
Talking about the nor'easter that's expected to hit Wednesday and its possible severity, Cuomo said, "It could complicate the fuel situation."
Now that gasoline barges are arriving each day in New York, tanker trucks are facing delays at service stations, forcing motorists to continue waiting at pumps.
Cops are guarding gas stations throughout the city following several violent incidents among impatient motorists.
Much of state's gas arrives via barge from New Jersey and elsewhere, is unloaded and then stored at terminals before being trucked to service stations.
The supply dried up after the storm, as pipelines, refineries and terminals shut down, gas stations lost power and debris left New York Harbor impassable.