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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 1:30:53 PM

Credit Hurricane Sandy: New Jersey is offering help to strategic gas stations statewide that install back up power generators to help keep stations open amidst power interruptions.

Taking action to address future emergency fuel supply challenges highlighted during Superstorm Sandy, the Christie Administration yesterday announced a $7 million grant program that will allow targeted retail fuel stations, on and near evacuation routes, faster and more reliable access to back-up power during an energy emergency.

“We learned firsthand during Superstorm Sandy that a reliable fuel supply is critical in a disaster to support essential facilities and emergency response operations,” Governor Christie said. “By enabling gas stations...

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tclbbs
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2013 4:21:32 PM

Great idea, but where are they getting the $$ to do this?

Really think ALL states should have this function
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40mpgsaturn
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2013 9:13:03 AM

Good!
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nwhawk
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 11:42:44 AM

Although ti probably will never drive in NJ good for them.
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Amtrgas
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:56:24 AM

It is good that the state is making plans for Emergency fuel supplies.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:04:25 AM

it's about time. Mandate backup generators and then leave esp. the small businesses hanging ...
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 10:22:58 PM

Ok
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 7:29:39 PM

Great news! I hope other states follow this lead.
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jwalkerh
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 5:26:38 PM

Good for New jersey
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SUV2009
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 5:07:25 PM

ok
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remay
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 4:37:08 PM

So do they get special attention, then, as opposed to the states along the Gulf?
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Bud122CA
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:44:37 PM

It's good that he is doing this but why did Government think about this sooner and take care of it?
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:44:12 PM

Okay
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DragonLady76
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:34:48 PM

OLD NEWS!
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caddilac
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:33:57 PM


Yesterday's blog rehashed today.
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tomklo
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:31:18 PM

ok
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Settjec
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:28:44 PM

good
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kacansas
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:26:43 PM

It's a start at least!
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vamike
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:25:43 PM

Too little too late for those impacted by Sandy.
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methaneman
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:24:11 PM

Old News
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lkngforcheapgas
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:23:47 PM

Agree with Rhino8of8...NJ has a history of misuse of government funds.
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julius1st4
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:23:00 PM

Good Idea!!
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Rhino8of8
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:21:16 PM

I just hope the money is used wisely.
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pricechecker08
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:20:37 PM

As long as they file charges again operators who will charge high prices when a disaster hits
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ILANGE9
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:20:24 PM

Read it yesterday, old news.
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vrossi46
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:17:19 PM

so those stations will have power and can jack up the price with the next storm, just like they did when Sandy hit.
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skysteve1
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:16:10 PM

that is good, did I read this yesterday
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rrs517
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:16:09 PM

OK but why is the state of NJ funding this?
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dgracing318
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:16:08 PM

Makes sense
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Aserdaten
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:12:20 PM

Something that should have been done a long time ago, but better late than never. These stations should have to agree not to spike the prices during emergencies, a despicable practice by many stations which seek extraordinary profits in times like these.
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Shooter26
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:12:07 PM

Nice
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jnseyeongas
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:11:30 PM

Other states should take note.
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brian1145
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:11:27 PM

I read this one yesterday.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:09:13 PM

Probably makes sense...
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Fhuang66
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:07:34 PM

Get a car don't use lots of gasoline will be good idea too.
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wshutton
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:07:09 PM

Governor Moby Dork doing some good for New Jersey? Oh that's right. He IS up for re-election.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:04:40 PM

Good
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:04:34 PM

NJ Helping Gas Stations With Back-Up Power. The generator or quick connect program is voluntary and only key stations along evacuation routes (picked by DHS) and the gas stations with a fuel storage capacity of 30,000 to 35,000 gallons were considered. $15,000 to purchase the connection technology or to offset the purchase of a generator. If a gas station has storage greater than 65,000 gallons, then the gas stations receive $65,000 in funding for an on site generator. ***More gas stations will be considered later to increase the fuel supply available when fuel tankers cannot get to the the gas stations for resupply.
If the gas station are on an identified 'key route' it would be in their own best interest to equip their gas station with electrical generators at their cost. The more fuel you sell during a natural disaster, the better it is for the station owner. When the gasoline supply is in short demand, watch the prices go up and up, it happens every time.
Overall, it sounds like a good idea but watch for abuses of the system.
Other states with the same 'problem' should consider the same thing.....
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:02:57 PM

Old story
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katiejayWV
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:01:59 PM

A little to late. The equipment will be not work 50 years from now when they will need it.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:01:37 PM

Old
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ezone
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:00:03 PM

NJ's "discovery" isn't exactly rocket science.
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pecos
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 1:59:30 PM

Need to keep the power going.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 1:55:58 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 1:54:53 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 1:53:26 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 1:51:50 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 1:49:56 PM

So they can charge $5 a gallon or more to rip off people at taxpayer expense?

Silly
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 1:49:35 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 1:47:15 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 1:47:09 PM

Back up power is great but it does not help much when the tanks are empty because the delivery trucks were not able to get there because of conditions.
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