Superstorm Sandy

Will Take Days to Restore Power to Jersey Gas Stations

Many have fuel but no power


As drivers desperate for gasoline in the wake of superstorm Sandy continue to find oversized lines at the pump, authorities in New York and New Jersey are working to restore juice to gas stations with product and no power — but relief may be days away.

Restoring power to refineries in the northern part of New Jersey is a top priority, and more than 2,000 outside workers had been brought in to help with that process, according to PSE&G, the state's largest power provider. PSE&G CEO Ralph Izzo said the company is working with the New Jersey Gasoline, Convenience and Automotive Association (NJGCA) to target locations that have gas but don't have power to dispense it.