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Gasoline rationing in New York City and Long Island worked to clear up long lines at filling stations and reduce hoarding by consumers in the wake of superstorm Sandy.

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But the idea apparently wasn’t broached by a storm response panel put together by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. The commission recommended creating a state fuel reserve and mandating that gas stations in certain areas have on-site backup generators in case of power outages. Rationing wasn’t addressed.

Cuomo officials, asked later about whether the issue was discussed, didn’t respond.