Gas Rations Put In Place In New York


New York has announced gasoline rationing to address a fuel crisis sparked by superstorm Sandy. 

This comes as tens of thousands more people lose electricity and officials prepare to deploy emergency mobile homes. 

Cars with license plates ending in odd numbers will be allowed to fill up on odd-numbered dates. 

Cars with plates ending in an even number or a zero will be eligible on even-numbered days, with police deployed to enforce the rules. 

Officials hope the move would cut enormous lines of increasingly desperate drivers at city gas stations. 

The shortage has created a black market where online sellers offer fuel at more than twice the industry rate.