If this doesn’t beat all. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo refused to allow a new pipeline to get built, so National Grid, the gas utility for all of Long Island and part of New York City, had to ban new customer hook-ups. Cuomo blamed National Grid and got the state Public Service Commission (PSC) to issue an edict forcing National Grid to add more than 1,000 new customers (see NY Police State: Cuomo Orders Natl Grid to Hook Up Gas Customers). And now that same PSC that is Cuomo’s bludgeon is admitting, publicly, that yes, there really is a natural gas shortage in National Grid’s territory–and it’s Albany’s fault, NOT National Grid’s fault.