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Old 11-02-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default Are you having problems getting gas, thanks to Hurricane Sandy?

Yesterday it took me about 30 minutes before I got to the gas pump (heard that many people were getting gas for their generators).
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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Nope, only on the east coast. The problem isn't the amount of gas, it's the lack of electricity and being able to get to the gas stations to refill their tanks.

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There is no fuel shortage, but there is a shortage of electricity. Without power, there's no way to get the gas into your tank, and some stations are shut down entirely. John Hofmeister, founder and chief executive officer of Citizens for Affordable Energy, is the former president of Shell Oil. He explained, "In order to pump the gas, you need electricity. In order to run the cash register or to run the credit card system from the pump to the credit card company, you need electricity."
Hofmeister says electricity issues are also squeezing the delivery for fuel to stations that are open. In the region, 13 of the 34 fuel terminals are without power. Hofmeister said, "So if you don't have electricity at the depots, which fill the delivery trucks -- or if you don't have electricity at a retail station, then you really can't sell gasoline to the public."
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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I would imagine there would be a lot of disruptions to every day services that were affected by your hurricane, hopefully will improve.
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I'm lucky, since Sandy didn't pass here
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