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
A man has had his foot amputated after falling into an escalator in Shanghai - just a week after a woman died in a similar incident.
Industry groups and political rivals warn the planned regulation will raise energy prices and threaten jobs.
The actress said she was 'devastated' to hear the tragic news of her idol's death and described her as a 'remarkable woman'.