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Just described in lack of Peter just some of the problems still facing residents in -- storm stricken states along the coast.
There's a desperate need for gas as a quarter of stations in the region are.
-- -- Now people are actually returning to the black market where gas sales are booming.
Some are even flocking to sites like Craigslist to buy and sell gas.
Often at exorbitant prices for more on this gas -- dot com senior petroleum analyst.
-- to hot he's joining me now didn't see you again thanks for having how serious is this this kind of black market that's developed.
Boy you know it's very serious and in New York City the Five -- still just 14 -- stations have gas you go outside in the region yes more stations regionally you have gasoline.
But it still very hard hit here in New York City we've seen offers now people trying to -- gasoline for as much as seven dollars a gallon.
Capitals to do anything in this kind of climate.
On Craig's -- we found.
Twelve dollar gallon gas we found thirteen twenty and you know list goes on at nine and people are in such desperate situations.
That they're doing almost anything they -- get gas here.
But what else he's hanging out -- when you when you look at this -- -- we're gonna show you some of the ads we've seen online.
You know we've we've seen so much so many different things and you know.
People are starting to actually doing you know -- desperate times call for desperate measures and and obviously folks are getting very desperate out there but they're still is gasoline.
At more just -- -- prices you know four dollars a gallon.
You can get the gas station to get it here's a help wanted Craigslist posting.
-- one gallon of gas delivered to me in midtown and second make it home I'll pay a forty bucks.
X per gallon gas it's crazy now do you think -- officials should step -- what do you think should happen is this a market that shedding sister should be forced out.
-- you know we saw situations and Katrina where officials did cracked down on folks that came down from Kentucky delivered generators even at that it gouging prices you know they loaded up and officials crackdown on that but yeah it's going to be very difficult for officials to do a whole lot about us.
You know a lot of times these deals are maybe on Craigslist via email and there'll Angel hair out of -- -- yeah it's a sort of -- free market works of somebody's willing to spend forty dollars per gallon gas that's the free market.
Wishing you a map of gas prices across the nation I think we have right now what should put on your crystal ball tell me what you see coming down the pike where gas prices going well.
The country they continue to go down -- here in the northeast obviously -- and still making an impact they're actually going upward.
Here in the north northeast on new York New Jersey but the rest of the country and here even.
In New York City regionally prices will start to go down as we approach Thanksgiving and nationally by Thanksgiving we could drop as low as 335 -- -- -- it was standard reported -- Well done I'm reading graphics I love that so and one of the things I think we talk about is that is your website of course -- got knew what way to look at.
What stations are actually offering gas right now is which is a nice thing that well if you're out there looking in you don't have a lot of -- in your tank.
You know it's great we came together as a company and did this on Saturday afternoon and -- it's brought great results three million.
Page views so far of this website yes but it that comes ASEAN nations just -- or so people are desperately looking for gasoline we we trying to fill that void.
Given the information they -- -- desiring and we've had 80000 comments just comments alone.
Updates left and right in fact 98% of gas stations in New York have had at least one updated census web -- won't live Saturday -- you're having people go to the website update it.
-- that's right anybody can update -- anybody can view -- again.
So it's gets -- dot com slash sandy and what you find there.
Is really a map of add gas stations that actually have gas which is always what you want you to right -- stadium here -- little about mr.
Patrick thanks for coming on tonight.
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