Gas Shortages Plague Recovery
After the hurricane, there are long lines of drivers waiting for hours for a fill-up because of fuel shortages at many gas stations and the lack of power to operate pumps at others. There is also demand because people are using gasoline-powered generators to get electrify running. Officials say up to 80% of New Jersey stations are currently unable to sell gas. Refineries, however, were largely undamaged, meaning they could be back in production within days, said Summit Energy Services analyst Matt Smith. But getting gasoline where it is needed could take longer. “We could very well see shortages through the weekend and into the next," Smith stated.