From 6am local time today, a petrol rationing scheme in New York will come into effect as three quarters of the petrol stations in the city have been forced to close due to fuel shortages.
New York's Mayor Bloomberg said the decision was not taken lightly.
This is not a step we take lightly. But given gas shortages and the growing frustrations of NYers, we believe it’s the right step.
More top news
Two actors have been killed after a 'fake' rifle exploded on stage during a live performance of a play in southern Italy.
Kim Davis denies the licences to same-sex couples in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year.
Paul Burrell, the former butler to Princess Diana, will enter the Celebrity Big Brother house tonight as part of a new task.