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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.
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.