Free Mobile Fuel Stations in NYC, Fuel Rationing in NJ

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y & TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New York's governor says the U.S. Department of Defense will set up emergency mobile fuel stations around the New York City metro area.

Free gasoline will be distributed, with a 10-gallon per-person limit.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo also says 8 million gallons of gas has been delivered in New York and another 28 million gallons is on the way. Cuomo says temporary fuel trucks are being sent to key locations in New York City and suburban Long Island for emergency vehicles and the public.

New Yorkers have been waiting for hours in long lines for days to get gas since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the region.

And motorists in 12 northern New Jersey counties will be allowed to buy gasoline just every other day under an order by Gov. Chris Christie.

Gas lines were long at some gas stations Saturday morning with motorists trying to make purchases before the noon switch to a gas rationing system.

Drivers with license plates ending in an even number will be allowed to buy gas on even-numbered days, and those with plates ending in an odd number can make gas purchases on odd-numbered days.

Christie hopes the rationing will ease long wait times at gas stations and prevent a fuel shortage in the state hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy.

A Christie spokesman tells the Star-Ledger newspaper in Newark that there currently are no restrictions on filling gas containers.


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