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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2012 9:45:05 AM

Finding gasoline in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy has been about as easy as finding a needle in a haystack, which has led GasBuddy developers to come up with an innovative way to track where gasoline (diesel availability is not covered at this time) is available.

The tool is immediately available for those in the affected regions by visiting gasbuddy.com/sandy from a web broswer via desktop, or mobile phone connection. Due to the approval process for smartphone apps, this tool will be web-based only at this time, but GasBuddy is looking into ways to permanently have such a feature in its smartphone apps as well.

GasBuddy spotters in the region are urged to update the fuel availability information so that motorists...

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aliceb3830
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:06:15 AM

where has fuel in queens new york
TheRedFez
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:30:24 PM

Good idea.
Donatelo
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:25:54 AM

ok
honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 5:55:51 AM

at least more useful than some of the reports / blogs posted by GB-gods.
truvoice1
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:53:06 PM

Good job GasBuddy!
lifeRX
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:43:29 PM

I was in NYC when the storm hit and got stuck there for 5 extra days. It was total chaos. And no subways or buses made it worse. I am glad GB was thoughtful to put this in place. WalkingWV makes a great point for users to add to comments, especially in these rare circumstances. My thoughts and prayers are with the people who lost homes and loved ones in this tragedy.
gasokie
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 10:10:55 AM

You can be sure that flooded areas are apt to have water flooded tanks if they are underground. A little water in the gas goes a long way.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 12:11:32 AM

it would be nice if the gas stations had (mandatory?) generators so that in the wake of storms and other disasters, gasoline and diesel could be had.
merko1913
Rookie Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 7:51:45 AM

by the way, if a gas station has more then 3 inches of water in there tanks the veeder root alarm system would shut down the stp ( Sub turbine pump.). So water not an option.
merko1913
Rookie Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 7:42:59 AM


sounds to me like you been robbed. people are stealing gas like crazy. If there was that much water in your tank your car would not run, period. if the car is running normally, and you dont smell a gas leak, or see one, then make sure your cap locks...
syncere101
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 2:41:18 AM

I need a little advise. I filled my tank at a Mobil station in Elmsford, NY around 4am on Monday, I have driven about 60 miles since and I am down to a half tank. I drive a Corolla which is very good on gas, I spoke with someone who knows a lot about cars and his feedback was " there may be water mixed in with the gas". Is this even legal to do?
Normally a full tank will last more than a week now half tank has lsted only one day, how much damage will this do to my car and can it be repaired?
MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 12:51:01 AM

Congrats! This was a much needed site.
BluWahoo
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 6:56:19 PM

any progress forward is a good thing, but I'm reading some negative posts as well. If you can't say something worthwhile...as in helping the weak to become strong..then shut up !
caddilac
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 3:07:37 PM


Old news.
DarthDadJr
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:53:28 PM

Great...if they have power and Internet access.
tobasco
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:43:31 PM

Spread the word.
dchiou
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:27:31 PM

great hope it helps
The_DR
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:24:15 PM

works good.
autohio
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:24:14 PM

Good for them
wang91554
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:23:59 PM

hope it helps
wulf2000
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:23:53 PM

Are the towers working?

Can people charge their smart phones?
alleycatMO
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:21:25 PM

Ok
justme48
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:20:27 PM

This is a good thing.
Bigglz1972
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:17:01 PM

Good
Xpoint
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:15:08 PM

Good.
36IHBinder
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:12:19 PM

good going Gas Buddy
flatrock14
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:11:19 PM

good job gas buddy
No1ConMan
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:10:55 PM

Participate folks!
GasSpy007
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:10:16 PM

Old news, but still worth posting.. Really great job guys..
aarrrt
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:08:51 PM

Well done
janda8611
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:06:43 PM

great job
libertyut
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:02:33 PM

Old news.
DeeLA
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:01:10 PM

Old News.
smoketown
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:59:55 PM

Three days ago..........
rwrMO
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:58:52 PM

it will help them good work.
LtRTH
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:56:36 PM

Again, congrats to GB for helping out the folks.
BigDenOH
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:56:01 PM

Good job!
LarksNY
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:55:21 PM

Old topic but well done.
SpankyMI
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:52:46 PM

Good, its needed for sure.
ace12012
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:48:27 PM

read it before.
WalkingWV
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:46:41 PM

When we were without power after the derecho back in June, GasBuddy members just put details in the comment area with the prices. Info like, "out of gas, long lines, no waiting, just got a delivery, closed/open", etc. No need for a special site, just need members to use the existing one at it's full potential.

Still a good thing though.
19sheldon43
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:44:51 PM

Kudos
ByGuy
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:43:54 PM

Good job!
bearzz
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:43:38 PM

Repeat . . .
radiorumor
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:43:07 PM

This is a good thing
Crumbfel
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:38:53 PM

I read this article
QuagmireLA
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:38:42 PM

Enough, time to move along to something new.
bigmace111
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:36:33 PM

3rd time in 2 days for this story
Cheepo
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:35:48 PM

Great!!!!!!
yanman22
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:34:56 PM

good idea
Discovery02
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:31:11 PM

Yes, remember how you did it and be prepared to set another one up for the next disaster.
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