Cars Line Up at Gas Stations for Last Drops of Fuel [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Wholesale fuel shipments cut off by Hurricane Sandy begin to resume.

Update, 9:22 a.m. Friday: The Hess station in Quogue was down to just 252 gallons of regular and 156 gallons of premium as of 9 a.m., according to HessExpress.com.

The website has posted an inventory list on its website, including many, but not all, Hess gas stations in the area. Hess advises only heading to a station that reports having at least 5,000 gallons left. Any less, and it will probably be used up by vehicles already waiting on line.

The Southampton Hess reports having 7,817 gallons of regular left, and 889 gallons of premium. It is out of 89 octane unleaded, and diesel.

Update, 9:06 a.m. Friday:

At 8:30 a.m. Friday, more than 40 vehicles lined up for fuel at Spirit in East Quogue, including a utility truck in the area for line repairs, and the line was only getting longer.

Hess in Hampton Bays and Empire in East Quogue were all out of unleaded fuel, and had only diesel left.

Hess reported on its website that as of 7 a.m., the Southampton station had 9,799 gallons of regular left, no 89 octane left, and only 889 gallons of premium. No diesel remained.

Hampton Bays and Bridgehampton Hess station inventories was not listed.

Lines for gasoline snarled traffic on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays Thursday evening, and on Friday morning the eastbound commute on County Road 39 in Southampton moved at a snail's pass as motorists lined up to fuel up.


In Water Mill and Bridgehampton Thursday, motorists lined up at gas stations hoping to fuel up. The scene is being played out all across Long Island after Hurricane Sandy.

Many are reporting that some stations have run out of certain grades of gasoline, if not all.

Add your photos of gas lines here, and let us know by leaving a comment below which stations have gas and which don't.

If you Tweet a location with or without gas, use #LIhasgas.

Eastend50 November 01, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Sag Harbor-Getty Service Station has been out of gas product since Sunday, Oct 28th. Harbor Heights Service Station, RT 114, Sag Harbor still open as of 4PM today. Waiting situation grim. At least 60 to 75 cars stretching back onto side streets.
T.J. Clemente November 01, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Its becoming a panic with hundreds of car at each station from Patchogue to East Hampton, not good, it's a PANIC
Eastend50 November 01, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Brigehampton - Gulf Station, Montauk Hwy. Still open as of 5PM today. Long line extends down Snake Hollow Rd. to the RR tracks. Waiting time was 50 minutes and is limited to a $25.00 max. gasoline purchase. They are not taking credit cads. Cash only.
Eastend50 November 01, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Watermill - Hess Gas open and pumping as of 7 PM. No info on waiting times or whether it is credit or cash only. Watermill Shell is closed for gas, but as of 7:15PM a gasoline tanker truck was seen parked at the station, perhaps making a delivery, meaning possible reopening.
muskrat November 01, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Water Mill Shell open as of 7pm and had a delivery truck there. Hess in Water Mill also open. Both had long lines. Valero in Manorville open as of 4:30 pm, long lines too.
susan November 02, 2012 at 01:08 PM
waited an hour for gas at 9:15pm last night at the shell station in tuckahoe. 2 policemen had their hands full directing waiting westbound cars across the highway and into the station while at the same time directing eastbound traffic through. good job! glad we have a prius!
Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) November 02, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Snake Hollow Road gas station in Bridgehampton just ran out of gas, according to a Tweet.
Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) November 02, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Water Mill Hess also out.
Lynngrace November 02, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Please keep us updated.
robert bakes November 02, 2012 at 03:09 PM
no gas as of 5.30 this morning, friday 2nd
Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) November 02, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Quogue Hess near Otis Ford JUST got a delivery. More than 50 cars got on line right away.
Lynngrace November 05, 2012 at 07:42 PM
http://www.gasbuddy.com/sandy/Search.aspx?t=search This link shows which gas stations have fuel.


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