Bloomberg: Gas Shortage May Last Days

    New York National Guard personnel pump gas into a vehicle as up to ten gallons of free gas is given away in the Jamaica neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Trucks are being provided by the U.S. Department of Defense at the direction of President Barack Obama and are being deployed in coordination with the New York National Guard at the direction of the governor. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    Sandy may be over, but her damage sure isn't. Gas-station shortages may take several days to be fully resolved, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a briefing Saturday. The announcement comes after what has already been days of long lines and shortages at gas stations across the tristate area, despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Defense would begin opening fuel stations in New York City and on Long Island. Bloomberg attempted to assuage anger over the extended power outages by shifting blame to the Long Island Power Authority. “[LIPA] has not acted aggressively enough to restore power,” he said.

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