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Insight: After Sandy, Big Oil's pumps fail motorists

A "no gas" sign is seen in front of a vehicle that ran out of fuel in front of a gas station in Staten Island due to shortages following Hurricane Sandy, in New York in this November 2, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files

A "no gas" sign is seen in front of a vehicle that ran out of fuel in front of a gas station in Staten Island due to shortages following Hurricane Sandy, in New York in this November 2, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files

A "no gas" sign is seen in front of a vehicle that ran out of fuel in front of a gas station in Staten Island due to shortages following Hurricane Sandy, in New York in this November 2, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files
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Cars wait in long lines at a Sunoco gas station on the Garden State Parkway in Montvale, New Jersey in this November 1, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

Cars wait in long lines at a Sunoco gas station on the Garden State Parkway in Montvale, New Jersey in this November 1, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

Cars wait in long lines at a Sunoco gas station on the Garden State Parkway in Montvale, New Jersey in this November 1, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files
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People stand in line with gas cans to fill at one of the few gas stations open on hard-hit Staten Island in New York City following Hurricane Sandy, in this November 2, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

People stand in line with gas cans to fill at one of the few gas stations open on hard-hit Staten Island in New York City following Hurricane Sandy, in this November 2, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

People stand in line with gas cans to fill at one of the few gas stations open on hard-hit Staten Island in New York City following Hurricane Sandy, in this November 2, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files
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An empty gas pump is seen in the Bayside section of the Queens borough of New York in this October 30, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files

An empty gas pump is seen in the Bayside section of the Queens borough of New York in this October 30, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files

An empty gas pump is seen in the Bayside section of the Queens borough of New York in this October 30, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files
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People wait in line to buy gas at a station, as the Empire State Building and the skyline of New York is seen in the background, at Union City, New Jersey in this November 2, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Files

People wait in line to buy gas at a station, as the Empire State Building and the skyline of New York is seen in the background, at Union City, New Jersey in this November 2, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Files

People wait in line to buy gas at a station, as the Empire State Building and the skyline of New York is seen in the background, at Union City, New Jersey in this November 2, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Files
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