Bloomberg: Gas Shortage Could Go on For 'Days'

Gas is being delivered to New York City, but that doesn't mean you'll get any anytime soon, mayor said.


At a press briefing Saturday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned the public that although gas supply chains were being restored, it might "take a few days," to feel the effects.

On Friday night, the "Buckeye Pipeline," which services New York City, brought in 100,000 barrels of fuel to the five boroughs, the mayor said. 

But that doesn't mean you'll have gas to get to work Monday.

“As I have cautioned, it may take a few days before you see the real effects of this additional supply at your neighborhood service station," Bloomberg said.

But he added, on the up side, less gas means less traffic. "There should be considerably less congestion on our roads from here on out," he said.

The comments came after the U.S. Department of Defense set up mobile fueling stations in each borough (including at the Brookyn Armory at 1579 Bedford Avenue) and across Long Island, offering free gas with a 10-gallon limit per person. 

But after long lines formed, the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs issued an advisory asking the public to stay away until more fuel is released.

Thomas J Breuers November 05, 2012 at 11:01 AM
bloomberg has never tried to hide his disdain for drivers and cars, nor the residents of queens and staten island, where public transportation is spotty at best. I would not be at all surprised if our mayor who stole his last election was not doing everything that is within his power to cause this gas shortage to continue.
c c cody November 05, 2012 at 02:12 PM
conspiracy theories at a time like this do more to polarize people and downgrade their good intentions; maybe the entire atlantic coast is in a huge conspiracy organized by all the mayors. Think this through a little more ... stealing and voting are two different venues.
Andres Castro November 06, 2012 at 09:40 AM
Bloomberg has added millions to his personal bank account and increased his power tenfold since becoming mayor while our standard of living has been diminished and we have more homeless than ever. Clearly the man knows what he is doing. Stay out of his way, and let him his do his job. Andres Castro
BRADY November 06, 2012 at 10:02 AM
Andres if you check ,since comming to NYC he has added Billions to his bank account not millions
Andres Castro November 06, 2012 at 10:14 AM
Thanks Brady, I stand corrected.


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