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Silver Alert Issued for Missing Port Jeff Man

Drivers Line Up For Last Gas in Port Jefferson Station

As power restored, gas is scarce.

Greg Amendola was idling on a line of about 20 other cars on Crescent Drive in Port Jefferson Station waiting for his turn at the pump at the Hess gas station and he felt kind of lucky.

“There’s no gas to be found,” he said.

As power is slowly being restored to communities across Long Island, a new crisis is emerging: gas stations are running out of fuel.

"Many of the Island’s 6,000 gas stations overrun by drivers searching to fill their tanks are having trouble being refueled, as three of the area’s main terminals have lost power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and can’t supply tanker trucks waiting to deliver gas to retailers," reports Long Island Business News.

The Bolla Market Mobil station on Route 25A and Crystal Brook Hollow Road was out of gas, according to Amendola.

And the lines at the Sunoco in Mt. Sinai?

“Three times as long as this one,” he said.

People are also reporting that the Valero gas station in Mt. Sinai has extremely long lines.

Amendola who came to check on his business in Port Jefferson Station – a dental lab called Ama-Dent – decided to stop at the Hess because it was one of the only places around that seemed to have any gas at all.

“I’m from Rocky Point and nobody has gas there,” he said.

Mels Ditties November 01, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Not good...not good at all!....On the plus side, Hess didn't have power so I guess restoration is coming back to Port Jeff (she said with her fingers crossed, which made it really really hard to type!ll)
Earl November 02, 2012 at 05:16 AM
Just topped off at the station on corner of Hallock and 112. 45 min wait. They said they have about 7k gallons left, then none for another 5 days or so. Crazy too, topped off the wifes car last night at another station with no wait at all. Tonight, 45 min minimum. Thanks media!
Carolyn November 02, 2012 at 04:53 PM
25A/112 almost 2 hour wait from Kool Mart on Hallock. $30 max. Cash only. Very orderly.
The Man November 03, 2012 at 09:08 AM
Earl..what station did you go to? went out at 3am..nothing except miller place Hess and the line was 300 deep..no joke.

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