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Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Governor Andrew Cuomo Unfairly Blames Drivers For The Gasoline Shortage.
In a Tuesday afternoon news conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo blamed panicky drivers for the long gas lines in the New York City Metropolitan area. However, the real problem is that the gasoline distribution system is broken. At my school in Queens there are six high volume gas stations within walking distance and only one of them had gasoline and they were limiting it to $20 per vehicle. Further, when I returned to my Long Island community the five gas stations in the area had no gasoline! That means of the eleven gas stations I saw, only one had gasoline for sale despite all the stations having kept their electricity throughout Hurricane Sandy.
The real problem is that these gas stations are not getting gasoline delivered to their dry gas pumps. If we are to take the Governor's word that there is plenty of gasoline available at the refineries and fully loaded tankers are coming into New York Harbor continuously, then the gasoline supply problem is the lack of trucks delivering gasoline to the community gas stations. Is it any wonder that what little gasoline is delivered to a community gas station, drivers quickly line up? If all the gas stations received deliveries of gasoline, there would be no panicky drivers and long gas lines.
Governor Cuomo, it is not panicky drivers but the lack of gasoline deliveries that has caused the long gasoline lines.