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Gas Rationing Ends

Nassau, Suffolk officials announce end to gas rationing at midnight Friday.

One week after gas rationing was enacted to help ease fuel lines across Long Island, the policy will be suspended.

Nassau and Suffolk officials announced an end to gas rationing, which will take effect at midnight Friday.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone made the joint announcement to stop using odd-even license plate numbers for designated days to pump gasoline.

A fuel crisis gripped Long Island for nearly two weeks after Hurricane Sandyhttp://gardencity.patch.com/groups/hurricane/p/photo-gallery-sandys-wrath struck, creating hours-long lines for gas, purchase limits and claims of price gouging. But it mostly abated once rationing went into effect last Friday.

Story by Jason Molinet
Ralebird November 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM
How much less could they care, Wayne?
Dad of Three November 19, 2012 at 12:57 AM
To Paul; you are really displaying your abysmal ignorance. In the last several days there have been numerous press reports on how the US is well on its way to displacing Saudi Arabia as the WORLD's largest producer of petroleum. Now, that's not because of Obama, but neither is any fuel shortage (due to abnormal weather) due to Obama. Again, ignorance.
paul November 19, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Gas rationing is not a new idea it was also done way back in the old days like the 1970's........ ;o)
paul November 19, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Hmmm, perhaps the 'Bama should do a bail out....? You know with the popularity of twinkines and hostess products... Just saying... LOL Only kidding America....
paul November 19, 2012 at 01:38 AM
To Dad of Three: Speaking of gas......................... ;o) Guess you are an Obama fanatic too.. You heard the Prez, he can take care of Global Warming single handedly... He said it not me..... He also said the since Hamas started it they know how to end it... Geeee, I wonder what he means????
GLENN November 19, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Dad of 3, ALL you do is call people names..keep it no one wants you rude comments.
paul November 19, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Thank you Nassau TaxPayer, but I may be out of gas........
John Gruber November 19, 2012 at 03:38 AM
http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/u-pass-saudi-arabia-energy-production-iea-says-170907660.html http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-12/u-s-to-overtake-saudi-arabia-s-oil-production-by-2020-iea-says.html "just sayin"
John Gruber November 19, 2012 at 03:40 AM
are you not aware of the bailouts Bush handed out? sheesh
Dad of Three November 19, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Thus saith ANNMARIE: "ALL you do is call people names" Of course, ANNMARIE hs conveniently ignored the heart of what I posted, namely: "In the last several days there have been numerous press reports on how the US is well on its way to displacing Saudi Arabia as the WORLD's largest producer of petroleum. Now, that's not because of Obama, but neither is any fuel shortage (due to abnormal weather) due to Obama." So, ANNMARIE, what do you call what you are doing? Distorting? Mischaracterizing? Or simply, lying?
Dad of Three November 19, 2012 at 05:48 AM
For paul, no, I am not an Obama fanatic; he has plenty of flaws, but he has simply been the better choice in each of his two elections. That makes me an Obama voter, but not an Obama fanatic. In fact, I am a centrist Republican who would love to vote for a good GOP candidate. What I pointed out to you was the absurdity of what you said about fuel shortages and the mythical Obama connection. To the consternation of some of his voting base, Obama has been more enabling of petroleum interests than they would like, and the results are quite favorable for production. As to your additional post about global warming, or global climate change, I don't believe he said he could "take care of Global Warming single handedly," which was your quote. However, Mayor Bloomberg correctly noted that Obama was more realistic about that problem than Governor Romney was, and it was one of the main reasons why the independent mayor endorsed Obama. As to your Hamas intimation, if you think there is any solution to the problems between Israel and the Palestinians outside of those two parties coming to an agreement, you haven't been following the Middle East over the past fifty-five years. Better presidents than Obama have tried, and failed, at achieving a peaceful settlement, and I think he realizes that all the US can do is to be ready to step in militarily if it all hits the fan, as well as keeping the economic and diplomatic pressure on the various parties who are enabling Hamas.
Brian Karcher November 19, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Obama should be getting raked over the coals for the handling of Sandy. Too bad the media is obsessed with Libya. That was sarcasm.
2 Turn Tables November 19, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Brian, you are a racist. You are just saying that because the President is black.
Pam Robinson (Editor) November 19, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Please keep the comments civil and on point. Thank you.
John Gruber November 19, 2012 at 10:14 PM
the Governor of the hardest hit state had nothing but praise for him, but yea, people like you must know better right?
Florence Trunk November 20, 2012 at 02:10 AM
To whom it m ay concern: I am not an Obama fanatic! In fact, I have the greatest respect for Ron Paul. Unfortunately, his name wasn't on the ballot although he made some good points during the debates.Now that he's retired this week, perhaps he'll return to his medical practice.Smile awhile! He's a great cyclist - rides his bike to work. No need to run out of gas.
Bizworldusa Gcm November 20, 2012 at 05:56 AM
A fuel crisis gripped Long Island for nearly two weeks after Hurricane Sandy struck, creating hours-long lines for gas, purchase limits and claims of price gouging. Regards, <a href="http://www.bizworldusa.com"> Bizworldusa </a>
Tony November 20, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Bojames, you must really be obsessed w/the Tea Party. I find it interesting how when people are really afraid of losing power to a certain group how they try to belittle and demonize that group. Give it a break, you need to get out in the fesh air more. As for your 'Big Government' rants mocking the Tea Party, Lipa is the perfect example of Big Govt---a private company that was forced to split gas and electric operations by govt soley for the purpose of taking over half of that company and installing politcal cronies and using their new company as a political patronage windfall. Obozo would be proud.
Tony November 20, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Bojames, you really show how short sighted and narrow minded you really are by attempting to bash President Bush. Apparently you need a little history lesson, after 9/11, our economy stopeed. Dead in the water. His tax cuts spurred more than 6 years of a vibrant, robust economy with low inflation and unemployment along with rapidly rising wages. Behind the scenes, it was a few democrats who controlled things in the housing market like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac---people like Barney Frank, who brought down our economy by relaxing qualification rules for home ownership and forcing banks to hand out mortgages to people who couldn't possibly afford to pay it back. Before you say it was Bush's idea, it was his idea to make home ownership affordable to all Americans by building smaller, cheaper homes in blighted areas that were also close to where many of these people worked. It was Hillary, as head of the bank commisson who reversed many oversight rules put in place by former Senator Damato that helped exacerbate the banking problem. So before you runneth off at the mouth, get your facts straight.
Jim November 20, 2012 at 09:07 PM
@Tony - HAHAHA....I needed a good laugh, it was a tough day at work. Boy do I feel better after reading that drivel!
Rob November 20, 2012 at 09:31 PM
2 Turn Tables - just because someone does not agree with the president does not make him a racist. That is the problem with people like you. As soon as they disagree they must be a racist. He is the president and him, like every one before will be talked about. Get over the racist card already. He may of did a great Job in NJ but I think on Long Island and Staten Island they failed. Not that it is Obama's fault but he is the top he need to take the blame. FEMA needs to get out of the control of the federal gov't and given to each state. At least then you can hold someone responsible if things do not go well.
Anne Marie November 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM
I agree with you on the point regarding that if one does not like the President, that does not make them a racist, and like all before and all after him, they will be spoken of in either good or ill. However, the stipulation that since he's at the top, he needs to take full blame: I disagree with that. If we (as a total population or a select few) can point the finger at the President for his choices, we can just as easily point the finger at those who truly deserve it. What if the person or people who made the choice were actually geld responsible? This goes for not only fuel shortages, big oil, steel, and other monopolies... but people in everyday lfe? People don't take responsibility for their wrongdoings any more.. all that most of the population can do nowadays is throw the blame onto someone or something else out of fear of getting caught.. It's not right. Maybe, if we get back to personal accountability, this country will be able to get back on it's feet again.
John Gruber November 21, 2012 at 12:39 AM
with the exception of LIPA, which has nothing to do with the President, there's not much "blame" to have. It was a bad storm. and when you think about the fact that within 2 weeks almost everyone (with the exception of LI) was starting to regain normalcy it really was not handled badly, especially when you consider the many who didn't bother preparing for it.
jonathan winant November 21, 2012 at 01:15 AM
The bottom line is that local, state and federal government acted way to slow considering the magnitude of the various storm related problems. Being it was clear;y known that LIPA was not adequately able to handle such a catastrophy the Feds should have coordinated with the county and taken over the majority of the repairs and emergency issues. National Guard might have helped with some problems. Instead the outside utilities were left in the dark about where they were needed and the gas stations with gas were left with no electricity. Generators could have been brought in to keep gas stations opened. Out of state crews who left their families and slept on the floor in sleeping bags should not have had to resort to listening to residents about where electricity was or was not restored. CABLEVISION did not do any better. When it was proven that LIPA was unable to supply any accurate information about outages, repairs or restoration of services Cablevision should have started to listen to customers. Instead they handed out some of the most outright lies about service. Now Cablevision want us to bundle our phone service with the Cable T.v. Service. When the Cable goes out you will ose Phne, Cable TV and internet service all at the very same time and then Verizon and AT&T had spotty service. Look at your next several bills and see if they raise rates due to the storm which proved how poorly managed these companies are?
Walter Isaacs November 21, 2012 at 01:27 AM
He will be sure to collect his social security and pension even though he wants to deny you of those benefits.
Rosie Grier November 21, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Seriously now, Walter. You gotta lose the creepy naked Alex Trebek picture. Jusy goto your profile and switch it with a picture of your dog or something.
Jaguar-Guy November 21, 2012 at 10:02 AM
And, the Race Card is played - what a joke you "broke-joke" hack dj.
Rob November 21, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Anne Marie - He does need to be blamed as long as he gets the credit for the success. You cannot have it both ways. If you give credit for the success (which he and every other pres. always takes) than he must take blame for the failures. John - you think we are back to normalcy? I am glad I am and you are but there are thousands who are not. I just got a call from a freind asking for furntiure as he is working with a 1/2 dozen familes who no longer have a house. 2 of them were lucky enough to find a rental but they have nothing to sleep on, or sit on or eat on.... the other families are still looking. Open your eyes and look to some of the hard hit areas on the south shore of LI.
Rob November 21, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Massapequa Park and TOB did a great job. Trees were being picked up and cleared from streets Tuesday morning. Down in Nassua Shores, where 100's lost their homes, garbage trucks were picking up everything they could and did not stop. The failure was at the state and higher levels. The local towns thdid a Great Job.
John Gruber November 21, 2012 at 05:07 PM
no rob, I didn't say we are "at" normalcy. I said we're starting to regain it and we are. There is only so much that can be done to prepare against a storm of that magnitude. And yes, people will be displaced, it's a fact of life. The government can't do anything to prevent that tree from being toppled and landing on a house

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