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November 1, 2012
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As temperatures begin to drop, people wait in line to fill containers with gas at a Shell gasoline filling station Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Keyport, N.J. In parts of New York and New Jersey, drivers lined up Thursday for hours at gas stations that were struggling to stay supplied. The power outages and flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy have forced many gas stations to close and disrupted the flow of fuel from refineries to those stations that are open.

Jason Decrow photo

Apologetic signs are posted at a gas station that has run out of gas on Queens Boulevard, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in the Queens borough of New York. Gasoline supplies remain scarce, and stations still open have drawn long lines of cars.

Stephen Flood photo

A police officer directs traffic as a line of motorists stretches down Frenchtown Road Thursday morning, Nov. 1, 2012 as customers wait to enter a gas station in Milford Borough, N.J. At 10 a.m. the line exceeded 50 cars and caused congestion at the intersection of Milford-Mt. Pleasant Road.

Mel Evans photo

As temperatures begin to drop, people wait in line to fill containers with gas at a Shell gasoline filling station Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Keyport, N.J. Many homes in the region are using generators after Monday’s storm surge from superstorm Sandy knocked out power. In parts of New York and New Jersey, drivers lined up Thursday for hours at gas stations that were struggling to stay supplied. The power outages and flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy have forced many gas stations to close and disrupted the flow of fuel from refineries to those stations that are open.