(Image Source: The Star-Ledger)


BY JOHN O’CONNOR

ANCHOR LOGAN TITTLE

After declaring a limited-energy state of emergency, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed an executive order Friday to help alleviate the increasing gasoline shortage following Superstorm Sandy. CNN’s Anderson Cooper has the details.

“We are just learning that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed an executive order implementing odd-even rationing for gas purchases in 12 New Jersey counties — odd numbered and even numbered license plates on alternating days.”

The order — set to begin Saturday at noon — is expected to ease the misery of motorists waiting in mile-long lines to get fuel for their vehicles and home generators.  

But the “state of emergency” will require fueling stations “to only sell motor fuel for use in a passenger automobile bearing license plates.’ [Indicating] dealers could refuse to sell to pedestrians seeking to fill containers” for home generators. 

New Jersey’s Attorney General says he expects the order to be “vigorously enforced.” While Governor Christie tells the press the new system …  

“ … will ease the strain on those gas stations still operating, while we work to bring more online for the public to access fuel, in a manner that is fair, easy to understand, and less stressful.” 

Bloomberg notes President Barack Obama has also stepped in to help relieve the growing fuel shortage by partially waiving the Jones Act …

“which requires ships running between American ports to use U.S.- flagged vessels, to boost deliveries from Gulf Coast refineries. New Jersey and New York also can expect delivery of 2 million gallons … of ultra-low-sulfur diesel from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to power emergency- response equipment. The fuel … will be shipped as early as today … ”

The New Jersey fuel rationing will stay in effect until Governor Christie declares the state of emergency over.

Christie Rations Gas Purchases Amid Fuel Frustrations

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Nov 3, 2012

Christie Rations Gas Purchases Amid Fuel Frustrations

(Image Source: The Star-Ledger)


BY JOHN O’CONNOR

ANCHOR LOGAN TITTLE

After declaring a limited-energy state of emergency, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed an executive order Friday to help alleviate the increasing gasoline shortage following Superstorm Sandy. CNN’s Anderson Cooper has the details.

“We are just learning that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed an executive order implementing odd-even rationing for gas purchases in 12 New Jersey counties — odd numbered and even numbered license plates on alternating days.”

The order — set to begin Saturday at noon — is expected to ease the misery of motorists waiting in mile-long lines to get fuel for their vehicles and home generators.  

But the “state of emergency” will require fueling stations “to only sell motor fuel for use in a passenger automobile bearing license plates.’ [Indicating] dealers could refuse to sell to pedestrians seeking to fill containers” for home generators. 

New Jersey’s Attorney General says he expects the order to be “vigorously enforced.” While Governor Christie tells the press the new system …  

“ … will ease the strain on those gas stations still operating, while we work to bring more online for the public to access fuel, in a manner that is fair, easy to understand, and less stressful.” 

Bloomberg notes President Barack Obama has also stepped in to help relieve the growing fuel shortage by partially waiving the Jones Act …

“which requires ships running between American ports to use U.S.- flagged vessels, to boost deliveries from Gulf Coast refineries. New Jersey and New York also can expect delivery of 2 million gallons … of ultra-low-sulfur diesel from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to power emergency- response equipment. The fuel … will be shipped as early as today … ”

The New Jersey fuel rationing will stay in effect until Governor Christie declares the state of emergency over.

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