Gas In NY & NJ Sells On Craigslist Up To 30.00 A Gallon
Drivers tired of braving hours-long lines at gas stations in the aftermath of last week’s storm have an unlikely alternative: Craigslist.
Sellers have emerged in droves on the classified ad site in recent days, offering a black-market alternative to mobbed gas stations in New York and New Jersey.
“Why wait 5 hours for gas→” asked one seller in Brooklyn, who claimed to have “a couple of extra gallons” available for $15 each.
The gas shortage emerged last week as traffic jams, shuttered ports and power outages left many gas stations nonoperational following Superstorm Sandy. Consumers have waited in lines stretching for miles as they seek gas to fuel their vehicles or power generators.