Bloomberg announces end of odd-even gas rationing plan

Posted at 10:10 PM, Nov 23, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-25 11:10:35-05

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the odd-even gas rationing system created to deal with a crippling fuel shortage after Hurricane Sandy will come to an end Saturday.

As drivers and homeowners with generators tried to fill up in the days after Sandy, they were forced to line up for hours.  With ports closed due to floating cargo containers and many gas stations damaged by the storm, the fuel supply in the five boroughs was 25% of what is normally available, Bloomberg said.

While the rationing system helped ease the painfully-slow fuel lines, drivers will be greatful for full access — especially if they were forced to fill up outside the city during Thanksgiving and Black Friday.