NEW YORK Nov 9 The number of New York City area
service stations that were unable to sell gas was unchanged from
a day ago at 28 percent, the Department of Energy said on Friday
as the city imposed the first rationing scheme since the 1970s.
"Despite the improvement since last Friday, the 28 percent
remains a significant problem," it said in an update on its
daily survey. A week ago two-thirds of the greater metropolitan
area's service stations had been unable to dispense fuel.
It said 21 percent of the stations had no gas available for
sale, the same as a day ago, while 7 percent did not respond to
attempts to contact them, an indication they may lack power.
(Reporting By Jonathan Leff; editing by Carol Bishopric)