Long Island Gas Shortage: Temporary Fuel Trucks Deployed

Bob’s gas station on Jericho Turnpike in Commack on Thursday, Nov. 1.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that temporary fuel trucks have been deployed on Long Island and in New York City in order to help provide gas to emergency vehicles and the general public.

The 5,000 gallon trucks were deployed on Friday morning and there are an additional 150,000 gallons of fuel available to restock the trucks.


There is a 10 gallon limit per vehicle. Cars can fill up directly off of the trucks.

A truck will be at the Freeport Armory located at 63 Babylon Turnpike in Freeport.

Trucks will also be at the following locations in New York City:
Queens Armory: 93-05 168th St., Jamaica; Bronx Armory,10 West 195th St.
Bronx; Brooklyn Armory, 1579 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn; Staten Island/Elizabeth Armory, 321 Manor Road,Staten Island.
On Thursday, Sen. Charles Schumer announced that the Port of New York was opening for fuel sources, paving the way for critical fuel shipments to resume to the region.  Due to the storm, the Port was shut down to commercial shipping traffic, which includes petroleum supplies that affect New York City and Long Island, the Hudson Valley and Upstate New York.Schumer said that re-opening of the Port to petroleum was crucial to resolving major reported gas shortages across New York City, Westchester and Long Island.“With mass transit still hobbled and power still out in many parts of the New York City, Westchester and Long Island, gasoline is critical to the health and well-being of those impacted by the storm, so many of who are now dependent on generators,” said Schumer in a statement.  “There are a number of factors that are causing gas shortages and massive lines at the pump, but one of the critical ones was simply a lack of supply, and today we’re announcing that has been addressed.  The port is open, the backlogged barges can begin to dock and gas and will begin to flow into New York again.” 

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