Suffolk County Gas Shortage: Where Can You Refuel?

As gas stations begin to run short of fuel, Patch wants to help - where are stations open? Let us know in the comments!

Story updated Friday at 12:30 p.m.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Thursday night signed an Executive Order allowing distributors and transporters to bring gasoline, diesel and kerosene into the state without having to meet the usual registration requirements.

Cuomo said this should help alleviate the current gas shortages that are resulting from Hurricane Sandy.

“This Executive Order will allow distributors and transporters to bring gas into our state to fill shortages now so that New Yorkers can get to their jobs, families, and homes as soon as possible,” Cuomo said in a press release.

Currently, transporters and distributors must be registered with the State Department of Taxation and Finance. This Executive Order would temporarily suspend those registration requirements.

On Thursday and into Friday, many drivers across Long Island scrambled to fill their gas tanks, but found a number of stations closed because of lack of power or because they were out of gas.

In an effort to help Long Islanders find stations with gas, please submit a location that has gas in the comments section. If you Tweet a location with or without gas, use #LIhasgas.

Patch wants to help. If you know of a gas station in your neighborhood that is open for business, please post it in the comments. This article is posted across all our Suffolk County sites, so please make sure you include the full address, including the town. If you know about a station that is out of fuel, please share that as well.

Navy Mac November 06, 2012 at 03:27 AM
looking for gas between Port Jeff & shoreham on Tuesday. Thanks
John K Massaro November 06, 2012 at 03:36 AM
I'm over in Brookhaven Hamlet, right off Montauk Hwy. I'll let you know in the AM if the two stations at the top of my block are open. Hope that'll help ya!
GB November 06, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Check this map for gas availability and wait times http://gasbuddy.com/sandy/Default.aspx
Just plain tired November 06, 2012 at 04:07 AM
What a ridiculous comment !
J W November 06, 2012 at 04:46 AM
That site often gets updated too late. Lines are crazy deep. This is a very big problem. More gasoline needs to get here ASAP. 90% of stations are dry especially the "small" ones.
Kris November 06, 2012 at 12:19 PM
I have drove up and down WI watching gas stations be closed/open with hugh lines. I want to know how people find out when the tankers have hit the gas stations that are closed? I am going to have to find a gas station soon.
Maria November 06, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Hess stations in Commack (BOTH), Lake Grove, and Hauppauge all have gas right now @ 10:00A - Tuesday.
dennis November 06, 2012 at 03:24 PM
If you have the time and fuel to get there, I was on Rt 70 in Manchester NJ on Sunday (exit 88 off garden state pkwy) and there are no lines at all and multiple stations open. Hopefully NYC/LI are in the same boat before too long...
mike November 06, 2012 at 09:34 PM
where is everybody can we get an update on gas here kast comment was 10;24 this morning helppppppppppp
mike November 06, 2012 at 09:36 PM
check out hess website hessexpress/fuelinformation
mike November 06, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Arcadia November 06, 2012 at 11:51 PM
@mattg this is the BEST solution and I agree with you.
Mickey Visco November 07, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Just plain ridiculous.....VOTE Cuomo out next time around....letting people suffer AFTER this storm is an embarassment to the way you lead.....here it is DAYS after you said last week the gas crisis would "ease" up...and it seems worse then ever!!!..If a gas station has no power..get them a generator...if they are dry...fill them back up.....why is almost 2/3 of every gas station around closed??????...do something already!!! from Montauk Hwy to LIE on RT 112 there are how many gas stations?...there are currently only TWO supllying gas..you can imagine the lines!
Dennis Reilly November 07, 2012 at 06:20 AM
Cathy Powell November 07, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Can anyone tell me about stations in Medford that have gas. My husband is active duty and making numerous trips to Queens & Brooklyn. We need gas soon.
Just plain tired November 07, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Try the Hess website .."www.hessexpress.com/fuelinformation" At least you may be able to see who has sufficient supplies to try to get on line.
Just plain tired November 07, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Capitalize the "F" in fuel for the Hess website I just indicated. it should show "www.hessexpress.com/Fuelinformation" sorry about that.
SSexyBenzy November 07, 2012 at 06:56 PM
This Gas Crisis is unheard of! This is N.Y for crying out loud! We should be the last ones going through this! I agree with above, 2/3 stations closed... mainly due to no gas, at this point. If you find station with gas, better bring your riot gear, pack an over-night bag, and a cooler! C'mon already, drop off the gas to EVERY station, so we can move on with our lives!
Just plain tired November 07, 2012 at 07:27 PM
I passed the gasoline distribution terminal in Holbrook at about 10:00 AM this morning and counted at least 20+ tanker trucks waiting in line for fill-ups. All the filling stations had trucks in them also. Today's Newsday indicated that a large number of tanker trucks from Queens and Brooklyn were using their facilities. Usually, this terminal has only tankers from Suffolk and possibly Nassau. They also have been distributing about 25% more gasoline than usual the article continued and they have been getting regular barge deliveries of tens of thousands gallons of gas daily. Maybe there are many more gas tankers from other areas coming by to get gas here and that may have caused a shortfall for our area. I also noticed today on the Hess gas site that more Hess stations are in need of deliveries than the days before. Hopefully, this gas shortage problem will be resolved soon.
Linda November 08, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Tarpon Springs, Fl., Hess $1.26 gal. but I'd still rather be in N.Y.
Sandy November 08, 2012 at 01:39 AM
$1.26 gal...must be a typo!
John K Massaro November 08, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Montauk Highway just west of Horseblock Rd in Brookhaven Hamlet. Both OK Petroleum stations (2 of them practically across the street from each other) have gas. $4.29/gal, maybe a half hour or so wait. Not too bad...
jeff November 08, 2012 at 05:35 PM
the most consistent with getting gas seems to be gasoline heaven in commack on jericho tpk. they have a ton of guys working and are very organized and the line moves pretty quick for the amount of people waiting.
Bobbie Hurley November 08, 2012 at 11:47 PM
That was 7 days ago the lines are miles and miles long and they are price gouging!!!!!!
Maria November 08, 2012 at 11:50 PM
I have found the Hess stations in Commack to be very consistent and very organized. Hess also offers the same price for cash and credit. The station @ 5087 Jericho Tpke, pumps your gas and manages the lines proficiently. They have been my mainstay through this mess.
Linda November 09, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Sorry $3.16 gal., when you live in Fl. your mind tends to fall asleep.
jeff November 09, 2012 at 05:57 AM
the hess by northgate seems to be out of gas more than they have it. my buddy was on line there forever because of the self service it takes A LOT longer. he jumped off the line. they also were shut down from a fire i think the other day. they are just not getting the amount of fuel one would think from a huge corp. the gulf/gas heaven has by far had the most fuel throughout this whole mess. they are nice guys there too, that means a lot to me, especially when everyone is struggling with no heat/power and such. line moves quick and they are NOT price gouging. hope this is helpful to people reading who live in the area.
Jim November 12, 2012 at 11:39 PM
It's a temporary supply shortage due to impact from the storm, you simpleton. Why don't you read this: http://news.yahoo.com/u-overtake-saudi-top-oil-producer-iea-132331660.html Here's the teaser first paragraph: LONDON (Reuters) - The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world's top oil producer by 2017, the West's energy agency said on Monday, predicting Washington will come very close to achieving a previously unthinkable energy self-sufficiency.
Jim November 12, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Where they usually do, since the supply interruption only affected NY & NJ, where the storm hit hard. Look at the storm track - it was over the Atlantic, and veered back into the US by Southern NJ. Stop with the consiracy theoris already.
Jim November 12, 2012 at 11:42 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/u-overtake-saudi-top-oil-producer-iea-132331660.html LONDON (Reuters) - The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world's top oil producer by 2017, the West's energy agency said on Monday, predicting Washington will come very close to achieving a previously unthinkable energy self-sufficiency.


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