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Published on: November 6, 2012 12:46 PM
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New York - U.S. biofuel providers are being allowed to reroute critical supplies to New Jersey to help alleviate shortages caused by Hurricane Sandy, two U.S. Senators said Tuesday.

A barge bearing 17.6 million gallons of fuel should arrive into New Jersey by Thursday following an easing of rules approved by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson that had been requested by U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Sen. Robert Menendez, both Democrats from New Jersey.

The senators said the EPA approved the request to temporarily alter biofuel delivery rules at East Coast shipping facilities to open alternative delivery routes into the storm-damaged state.

“We need to get fuel flowing into New Jersey, and the EPA’s decision to allow fuel to be rerouted to New Jersey is an important step toward getting our state moving again,” the senators said in a statement.

Hurricane Sandy brought catastrophic flooding, power outages and structural damage across the U.S. East when it slammed ashore October 29, killing more than 100 people and destroying or damaging thousands of homes.

Fuel terminals across New Jersey suffered damage, meaning millions of gallons of biofuels have been unable to reach the state.

The senators said other terminals along the East Coast, including facilities in Baltimore, Maryland, could receive train shipments and transfer the fuel to barges bound for New Jersey. But some of the facilities do not meet EPA requirements for handling such shipments, and the senators had asked the EPA temporarily waive such requirements.

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On November 3, the EPA temporarily waived federal clean diesel fuel requirements in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and in and around New York City to allow the use of home heating oil in certain vehicles for emergency response.

(Reporting By Carey Gillam; Editing by M.D. Golan)


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 Nov 06, 2012 at 12:53 PM ChareidiMan Says:

jersey, Jersey and again Jersey. it just does not add up that NJ got gas all over the place and NY does not!

I hope there is an investigation about this and the people responsible for it pay the price, though i highly doubt it.

It is much more complicated than just getting tankers over the bridge, if they can come to Jersey they can come to NY

what is going on here?

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 Nov 06, 2012 at 01:06 PM stavnitzer Says:

where are our NY senators?
they must be having their nails done for tonight’s Obama (hopefully) concession speech...

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 Nov 06, 2012 at 01:17 PM DRE53 Says:

While Obama and Bloomberg claim that the storm is a result of global warming, let them know that the gas crisis is because of the narrow minded environmentalists

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 Nov 06, 2012 at 01:23 PM RebKlemson Says:

and how about brooklyn

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 Nov 06, 2012 at 01:42 PM insider Says:

This looks like the govt is doing this intentional to prep for war or terror attack.

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 Nov 06, 2012 at 03:23 PM Renegade Says:

Wait, didn't they just say there is no shortage, it's just a matter of getting it to the stations?
How is bringing in biofuel gonna help?

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 Nov 06, 2012 at 03:34 PM Anonymous Says:

Just spoke to Bloomberg he says "Quote "my bikers are able to ride w/o gas! so most of the traffic is moving just some lanes that was left for cars, but its only a minority that still use them.

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 Nov 06, 2012 at 03:51 PM Anonymous Says:

the real story here is that there is no gas in New York
The governor promised 28 million gallons where are they ?!
How come in linden New Jersey you can get gas ?! Something is going on in New York why is nobody covering it?! Where is hiking and greenfield the screaming lunatics and fielder too?!?!?!

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 Nov 06, 2012 at 04:38 PM kashrus pro Says:

Reply to #1  
ChareidiMan Says:

jersey, Jersey and again Jersey. it just does not add up that NJ got gas all over the place and NY does not!

I hope there is an investigation about this and the people responsible for it pay the price, though i highly doubt it.

It is much more complicated than just getting tankers over the bridge, if they can come to Jersey they can come to NY

what is going on here?

In north jersey there is a shortage especially because there are so many places shut down. Once you are in NY State, there isn't as much of a problem.

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 Nov 06, 2012 at 06:30 PM Butterfly Says:

So where is the gas? Do we have to stand in line for 9 hours and get a few gallons?

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 Nov 06, 2012 at 09:12 PM Anonymous Says:

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kashrus pro Says:

In north jersey there is a shortage especially because there are so many places shut down. Once you are in NY State, there isn't as much of a problem.

You obviously haven't been to Brooklyn if u can say NY doesn't have much of a problem. Lines here are 4 hours long

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 Nov 07, 2012 at 12:06 AM Williamsburgmom Says:

Reply to #8  
Anonymous Says:

the real story here is that there is no gas in New York
The governor promised 28 million gallons where are they ?!
How come in linden New Jersey you can get gas ?! Something is going on in New York why is nobody covering it?! Where is hiking and greenfield the screaming lunatics and fielder too?!?!?!

Well put! If this would be Haiti the USA would send gas but we are only the highest taxed city in the world so we get a line 6 city blocks long! where are all the politicians now??? When they need us they know who we are now we need them to explain some stuff to us they all in hiding?? Jerseys got gas Connecticuts got gas but New York got DON'T ASK DON'T TELL DON'T TALK DON'T KNOW ????? HU MIKE? They yelled at you in Brooklyn? I wonder why.....

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