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Fri Nov 2, 2012, 07:18 PM

U.S. Military to Truck Fuel to Region Hit by Hurricane Sandy

Source: New York Times

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The New York Times
Friday, November 2, 2012 -- 7:02 PM EDT
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U.S. Military to Truck Fuel to Region Hit by Hurricane Sandy

As long lines persisted at gas stations in the New York metropolitan area, federal authorities moved Friday to restore supplies, turning to the Defense Department to deliver 24 million gallons of extra fuel to the region and lifting restrictions on deliveries by foreign-flagged ships.

With the reopening of the New York port to tankers on Thursday, and the return of a critical Northeast fuel pipeline to full capacity on Friday, the biggest outstanding problems are the lack of power at hundreds of gas stations and continued panic buying by the public, industry officials said.
As of Friday, according to AAA, only about 40 percent to 50 percent of the gasoline stations in New York City and New Jersey were operating, and even fewer on Long Island, most of them out of service because of power failures.

In conjunction with Friday’s move, the Pentagon was authorized by the Department of Energy and the White House to tap the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/business/military-to-deliver-fuel-to-storm-region.html?emc=na

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Reply U.S. Military to Truck Fuel to Region Hit by Hurricane Sandy (Original post)
Mira Nov 2012 OP
byeya Nov 2012 #1
Mira Nov 2012 #3
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #5
freshwest Nov 2012 #11
orpupilofnature57 Nov 2012 #2
freshwest Nov 2012 #4
Kolesar Nov 2012 #6
pinto Nov 2012 #7
Historic NY Nov 2012 #8
SoapBox Nov 2012 #9
Earth_First Nov 2012 #10

Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 07:20 PM

1. But, the Free Market...Where's the Free Market?,

 

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Response to byeya (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 07:27 PM

3. At a party with the private sector? n/t

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Response to byeya (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 07:36 PM

5. I was listening to beck yesterday evening ...

and he was talking about the gas lines and shortage. Then, he went off on gouging ... how wrong it would be. His was talking for about 10 minutes, with his side-kick completely silent ... then, his side-kick start trumpeting the virtues of the free market ... "Hey, why would anyone risk their money or life trying to get gas into these areas, unless they were assured to make a profit?"

Beck paused, then said, "Well gouging is wrong, but I guess you have a point."

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 03:30 AM

11. He's really confused, huh?

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 07:21 PM

2. Now that's using our forces to help our country .

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 07:36 PM

4. Hurray for sooo-shell-ism! Take that, baggers.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 08:41 PM

6. BP-Solar had installed solar panels at many stations, then abruptly dropped the project

They never turned them on. A friend of mine bought a few at "salvage" price. They would at least work when the sun is shining.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:05 PM

7. Good calls.



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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:28 PM

8. Were going empty up here in Orange County 60 miles north of the city & Jersey area...

they could send a few tankers up here to refill the tanks farms. Everyone thats discovered open ends ups with lines and then empty. I live near the tank farms and truck are trucking to try to keep up. I've seen some gouging 4.09 in some 3.85 in others. Lots of stations dry

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:30 PM

9. Damn that intrusive, overbearing, interfering, over spending GOVERNMENT!

Let the Citizens EAT CAKE!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:59 PM

10. THE FREE MARKET PROVIDES!

Deeerp!

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