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Post-Sandy gas crisis

Two Plainview men walk their gas supplies Sunday

Two Plainview men walk their gas supplies Sunday out of a BP station on South Oyster Bay Road. Damon Levenstein carries his filled containers on a bike and Chad Pilatsky lugs his. (Nov. 4, 2012) Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

After superstorm Sandy, Long Islanders and New Yorkers found themselves on long lines for gas.

Residents wait on line for free gasoline the
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Residents wait on line for free gasoline the day after a nor’easter hit the Rockaway neighborhood in Queens, which is still reeling from damage sustained during superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 8, 2012)

Rockaway residents wait in line for free gasoline.
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Rockaway residents wait in line for free gasoline. (Nov. 8, 2012)

Free gasoline was available to some Rockaway residents.
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Free gasoline was available to some Rockaway residents. (Nov. 8, 2012)

Rockaway residents wait on line for gasoline. (Nov.
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Rockaway residents wait on line for gasoline. (Nov. 8, 2012)

Residents in Rockaway, a Queens neighborhood hard-hit by
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Residents in Rockaway, a Queens neighborhood hard-hit by superstorm Sandy, wait in line for gas. (Nov. 8, 2012)

Cars line up for gas at a Mobil
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Cars line up for gas at a Mobil station on Sunrise Highway in Valley Stream. It was one of the few stations in the area selling gas.

Dozens of people wait in line at the
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Dozens of people wait in line at the Mobil gas station on Sunrise Highway in Valley Stream. (Nov. 8, 2012)

The snow comes down as customers fill their
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The snow comes down as customers fill their cars up with gas at the Mobil Station on Mannetto Hill Road in Plainview. (Nov. 7, 2012)

Jim Myer, of Ronkonkoma, fills gas cans at
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Jim Myer, of Ronkonkoma, fills gas cans at a Gulf Station in Centereach in the midst of a nor'easter. (Nov. 7, 2012)

Mel Spielman of Woodbury fills up at the
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Mel Spielman of Woodbury fills up at the Mobil gas station on Mannetto Hill Road in Plainview, as snow from a nor'easter begins to fall. (Nov. 7, 2012)

Officers patrol a gas station in Suffolk County
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Officers patrol a gas station in Suffolk County on Tuesday amid the fuel shortage. Police services are among mounting costs for towns and villages that may have to wait months for federal disaster reimbursements. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Jerry Primus uses cans that once held lacquer
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Jerry Primus uses cans that once held lacquer to carry gas from the Gulf Station in Centereach to his home to power his generator. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Gasoline drips from one of the three gas
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Gasoline drips from one of the three gas cans being negotiated by Addi Albert, 82, on a day when long lines and gas cans were common at a gas station off Peninsula Boulevard in Hewlett. (Nov. 5, 2012)

A member of the National Guard fills up
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A member of the National Guard fills up a gasoline container at the armory on Staten Island. (Nov. 3, 2012)

After waiting hours in line to fuel her
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After waiting hours in line to fuel her car, Patricia Kaswell, of Peconic, hugs Adnan Yanarkaya, of Consolidated Bulk Carriers, who delivered gas Sunday to a Valero Station in Cutchogue. (Nov. 4, 2012)

Adnan Yanarkaya, of Consolidated Bulk Carriers, delivers gas
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Adnan Yanarkaya, of Consolidated Bulk Carriers, delivers gas to a Valero station in Cutchogue. Gas has been in short supply at stations across Long Island, but New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Sunday that supplies are arriving in the region, and he believes the problem will be short term. (Nov. 4, 2012)

Two Plainview men walk their gas supplies Sunday
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Two Plainview men walk their gas supplies Sunday out of a BP station on South Oyster Bay Road. Damon Levenstein carries his filled containers on a bike and Chad Pilatsky lugs his. (Nov. 4, 2012)

People wait in line for an average of
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People wait in line for an average of 2 to 3 hours to fill their gasoline containers at a BP station in Miller Place. (Nov. 4, 2012)

A Suffolk County police officer helps push a
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A Suffolk County police officer helps push a car that ran out of gasoline, toward a gas pump at the Hess gas station on Route 112 and Oak Street in Patchogue. The vehicle ran out of gas while waiting on a long line. (Nov. 2, 2012)

Norma and Maria Deleon, of Shirley, use a
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Norma and Maria Deleon, of Shirley, use a pole to carry a fuel-filled container from a gas station in Shirley. (Nov. 2, 2012)

People wait to fill their fuel containers at
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People wait to fill their fuel containers at a gasoline station in Bay Shore. (Nov. 4, 2012)

Sergio Marroquin leans against the post for a
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Sergio Marroquin leans against the post for a gasoline price sign while waiting in line to fill his gas container at the BP Gas Mart at Broadway in Hicksville. Customers reported having to travel long distances to find gas and many waited in several lines before finding a place to fill their tanks. (Nov. 01 2012)

A sign indicates that no gasoline is available
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A sign indicates that no gasoline is available at a gas station in Brooklyn. (Nov. 2, 2012)

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