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DoctorV

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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 8:34:02 PM

Two measures aimed at preventing another fuel crisis like the one that followed Superstorm Sandy unanimously cleared a New Jersey state Senate panel Monday.

But some industry officials were dubious of both measures.

One bill would waive a license requirement for fuel distributors who deliver from out-of-state and the other would allow stations to cut the price of premium fuel if they run out of lower-octane gas. Both bills would take effect only if the governor declares an energy emergency.

Some gas industry officials said the first would allow for faster fuel deliveries in an emergency but could disrupt already strictly regulated standards. They maintain the second may be a nice idea, but wouldn't do anything to help in a crisis similar to the one that followed Superstorm Sandy.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 7:02:16 AM

An attempted political fix for a physical problem.
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 7:00:16 AM

This was a no-brainer decision.
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 5:57:11 AM

Doooooh
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 3:49:12 AM

reactionary
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:17:39 PM

Allowing more deliveries makes sense - but you also need to make sure the roads are passable and the power's on. As for lowering prices on premium - that's a head-scratcher.
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sciotosix
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:25:47 AM

Makes sense.
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ss70
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:24:17 AM

SO many rules around ...
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dabayer
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:20:37 AM

Bureaucracy at its best.
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USMCturtlehead
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 7:06:24 AM

Sounds good. Lets hope it works.
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 7:02:14 AM

Good law!
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el_fr
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 6:24:08 AM

Let the free market do its thing
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dandvicb
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 6:07:41 AM

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 4:04:52 AM

How much simple it would be if the government would stay out of business as long as they keep honest.
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UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:02:59 AM


Get used to it.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:33:28 AM

Will it work?
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:28:55 AM

huh?
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:26:30 AM


  hopefully will work out
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:06:20 AM

Government involved - probably not good.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 12:11:40 AM

More laws that could end up working against folks when push comes to shove.
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 12:07:44 AM

Sounds sensible.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 12:06:11 AM

Sounds a bit convuluted.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:54:26 PM

I am glad!

Wonderful forward thinking and planning!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:39:41 PM

Hope it works.
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:23:46 PM

From the article: "the other would allow stations to cut the price of premium fuel if they run out of lower-octane gas."

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Are we to understand that legislation was needed to LOWER the price of the premium grade gasoline?
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:20:37 PM

kudos for trying to fix a wrong.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:02:55 PM

If it is never needed, that would be great.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:58:22 PM

Hope they never get another storm like Sandy
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:50:13 PM

we'll see if christie goes for it
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:20:49 PM

Good idea
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:02:31 PM

Good to be prepared.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:34:51 PM

As long as we have professional politicians, there will be another crisis.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:14:39 PM

DoctorV, humblepie is just being humblepie.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:06:24 PM

Ok
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DoctorV
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 8:39:44 PM

Don't be silly humblepie.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 8:39:09 PM

how do you plan for an act of god ?
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