Friday, November 9, 2012

Gas Rationing in NYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday called for gas rationing in New York City to begin Friday, saying only 25% of stations in the city were operational and that full production would not be restored for several more weeks.

Vehicles with license plates ending in an even number or zero can purchase gas on even-numbered days. Vehicles ending with odd-numbered plates can buy gas on odd-numbered days. Vehicles with licenses plates ending in a letter or other character can make purchases on odd-numbered days.
Commercial, emergency and paratransit vehicles, medical doctor plates and vehicles licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission are exempt.

Much of the city's gas comes from waterfront terminals that transfer fuel from New York Harbor to land. Many of those terminals lost power in the storm, but as their power is gradually restored, the mayor said the rationing programs would held accelerate the recovery of the distribution network and ease disruptions and wait times for drivers.

Crains NY

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