Skip to comments.Gasoline crunch deepens, NYC taxi firms run out of fuel
Posted on 11/01/2012 12:07:04 PM PDT by Kartographer
New York taxi and car service companies started pulling vehicles off the road on Thursday as the fuel crunch deepened, with the vast majority of storm-hit service stations in the greater New York area now out of gasoline or without power.
Outages and fuel shortages have forced many gasoline stations to shut, and now threaten efforts in New York and New Jersey to get back to business after Hurricane Sandy.
Large numbers of homes and businesses that have lost power are also reliant on gasoline- or diesel-run generators, including many of the Wall Street banks in lower Manhattan.
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It’s all Bush’s fault.
But, but, but...bad things like this can’t happen under Obama’s hurricane response only George W. Bushes! Unlike Bush Obama cares about people! So the gas pumps should magically refill with the power of “hope and change”, maybe the people waiting in lines aren’t “hoping” hard enough?
Well, just plug in your Prius.....oh....neve rmind.
Oh to have a bicycle and carrier business today in NYC! You could rack it up baby and get uptown pretty good time too if you are in good shape!
It’s all kumbaya until one has no access to gas for three or four days. Worse if no access to ac or heat too.
Shortages happen when you have anti-gouging laws.
Imagine if prices were allowed to rise during a shortage. It would encourage conservation by consumers. Most importantly, selling gasoline would be much more profitable in NY than in the rest of the country. This would encourage suppliers to ship gasoline into NY from other parts of the country to take advantage of those profits. This would help stabilize prices and direct the vital resource to where it is most needed.
How can this ever be? Our Dear Leader is doing such a wonderful job taking care of this!! My government and all the TV networks told me so!
But I thought under Obama the ocean levels were going to recede. Guess that didn’t happen off of NY or NJ.
“Imagine if prices were allowed to rise during a shortage. It would encourage conservation by consumers. Most importantly, selling gasoline would be much more profitable in NY than in the rest of the country. This would encourage suppliers to ship gasoline into NY from other parts of the country to take advantage of those profits. This would help stabilize prices and direct the vital resource to where it is most needed.”
I enjoyed your comment - Very well said. A market price reflects the relative value associated with a product. In fact, the mere possibility of recovering high prices may provide incentive for individuals and for business (who would be incurring storage and inventory costs) to create stand-by inventory of needed products just on the possibility there is an emergency at which time the products may be sold at higher prices to recover costs and make a profit.
WHERE IS FEMA? DOESN’T OBAMA CARE?
The worst is yet to be seen when the lines to buy gasoline grow longer. A lot of gasoline will have water in it.
Then will come the scam artists who are there to do "repairs."
And Christie will be blamed because he was too quick to take credit for nothing...the day after the storm. He looks incompetent to me. All talk because he doesn't know what to do !
I heard Janet Nappy earlier on the radio. She said she’s on top of it. /s
Yes it is.
Watch what happens when hundreds or thousands of cars run out of gas sitting in the middle of the road. Gas or no gas they won’t be going anywhere.
Can’t those folks simply check the air pressure in their tires?
I suspect this is going to get far worse, very soon.
Not to mention.....it’s cold and people want the gas for generators.
Is it a looters’ paradise yet?
Gasoline has become scarce, the ploice are now monitoring the 2 gas stations near my work by the Long Island-Queens border - these are the only 2 stations around that have gas.
There are also a few cars on the side of the parkways stranded without gas.
Agree...I’m he in NJ and have believed this since the start...this is 2 days away from going in a very bad direction..If things are not back to some semblance of functionality by Monday, it is not going to be pretty...
What is the federal government doing right now about relief efforts? Anyone know anything specific?
A lot of people in the inner cities depend on restaurants for their food.
I have a feeling they are about to learn the value of the 2nd amendment.
The good news is I read a lot of the comments, they’re onto Obama. They realize he had his photo op and now they’re on their own, with no help from FEMA as promised. People are waking up.
Interesting comment, a few were talking about going green and not having the problem if they had. One poster chimes in and says I’d use my electric car, if I had gas to run my generator so I could charge it.
We just got back from Stroudsburg Pennsylvania to hunt for gas. We went off the beaten track, had to wait in line only a 30 mins to fill our tank and two 5 gal gas cans. Right off Rt. 80 the lines were insane.
Yesterday, the NJ State Police were guarding a Shell Station off rt. 80 in Allamuchy, NJ as well as many other stations in Morris County. It’s horrific out there!
I fear as time goes by and power outages continue this is gonna explode.
“Down the Shore” it’s a war zone. My daughter says it’s devastating, they are pulling bodies out of homes and waterways. She and her husband,spent the morning helping clean out Mackey’s Marina. Mr. Mackey has lost his home but is buying everyone coffee and lunch. Everytime I speak to her she breaks down in tears, her friends and neighbors have lost everything.
Right now she has no job, no power no work. It’s hard to listen...so sad.
God bless everyone down there!
By Monday martial law will be in place....
Romney needs to run a commercial showing his number 1 goal is energy Independence - Drill baby Drill !!!
I’m in Northern VA - no big lines yet but many pumps are dry. Just filled all my cars. I think a lot of people missed the last news cycle - out for Holloween. Now reality is about to catch up.
Really good point.
Nice try but until today when the EPA lifted its’ “designer blends” mandate, it was illegal to ship gasoline into New York from another state.
How long before someone gets killed for a 5 gallon can of gas?
Obviously, anti-gouging laws are not the only regulations that prevent the market from working.
Now the National Guard is guarding the gas stations here by my work - the line is 1 mile long long and 3 hour wait.
Just finished posting about that:
This could get ugly if it continues through next week
Photos of the NJ shore.
25 Incredible Pictures Of Hurricane Sandy’s Destruction In New Jersey
Sandy Devastates NJ
I think this could get real nasty real quick.
-— I think this could get real nasty real quick. ——
I saw Obama in his presidentin’ jacket, so everything’s cool.
-— Most importantly, selling gasoline would be much more profitable in NY than in the rest of the country. This would encourage suppliers to ship gasoline into NY from other parts of the country to take advantage of those profits. ——
Yes, YES! A thousand times, YES!!!
Yeah, it pisses me off too.
And its not really funny. Lives hang in the balance.
Yep, Governor Christie said so.
Goodness me. Reminds me of Escape from New York.
-— How long before someone gets killed for a 5 gallon can of gas? -—
How long before a candle starts a fire in a high rise? Without sprinklers, it will be hell on earth.
High rises without power should be emptied immediately. By force, if necessary.
A just where do you plan to put all those people?
Remember 9/11? Anything’s better than being in a burning high-rise.
Yup. I could not find one open station tonight. Scary.
It’s coming. I got word tonight we are rationed to 10 gallons a car now.
So you going to put them on the street in the cold and the rain and now you have snow in the forecast? Yeah that will work.
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