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This New York city's mayor's office says only about 25%.
Of the city's 800 gas stations are open.
At any given time during the day.
Here with -- firsthand account of what's going on at the pump I have Kevin buyer on the phone he's the president of Long Island gasoline retailers association is also.
A service station owner Kevin thank you so much for -- for coming nine.
And and telling what's it like out there right now.
Improved pretty good this today actually start improving.
Yes -- with a little better I think each state board will be -- progressively getting better.
It's getting better in the sense of how long is the line how much gas is available.
Correct on the -- actually remain ahead of the the the past few days have been about.
Fifteen minute that the fifteen minute they have not been too bad but I think part of is the way we have -- system that -- What do you mean it in terms of the rationing care in terms of our why is it.
Why is the way you have the system set up working.
Well we're originally cash only unfortunate because we couldn't take any credit card -- that our network was down and with cash only and I did limited -- -- up a host the first of I want it to you -- the by the community's Best Buy.
I guess -- -- if you're sitting on my for a long period of time you kind of want to get.
You know -- as much gas -- you possibly can where people mad at you about that.
Absolutely not actually everybody it was the opposite people -- we're happy that we were doing it that way because they felt that.
I was giving everybody a chance to try to get some -- instead of some people originally tried pulling up with fifty -- he at the back of that the the -- containers.
So it in your mind is that part of the problem is that the hoarding or what do you think is the real problem.
I would know originally it was BS supply problem and also the power problem was it was -- two product -- originally.
And then it you know as stations came back online is -- was supply problem but it still is supply problem.
But it is getting better day by day because they just brought in another terminal back on line which -- On in Glenwood to that one balance go -- I'm sorry about one back on -- that'll help alleviate some of the stress on the hopeful Barack.
-- are you seeing I mean you have your own stations have you run out of gas and how many of the people.
In your network -- they just it's sort of the well runs dry and they run out of gas and then they're turning people away.
You know we don't we're not running out bad bad off that I would doubt today that maybe eight and our -- That was about it but -- -- -- a lot of -- that it still dry because of the long turnaround if the truck is sitting at a terminal waiting to be loaded the three of four hours.
It's gonna take that much longer to reach the next station and that's what a backlog is is so bad.
Alright Kevin thank you so much for joining us -- really --
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