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Posted on 11/01/2012 9:19:19 PM PDT by blam
New Jersey Is Running Out Of Gasoline And Police Are On Hand
Robert Johnson and Geoffrey Ingersoll
Nov. 1, 2012, 9:21 PM
Once free of the confines of storm stricken Manhattan, it doesn't take long to realize that traveling through New Jersey presents its own daunting set of problems.
The first line of cars stretched along the highway for miles raises more questions than concerns, until it becomes clear that the three mile string of vehicles are all waiting for gasoline to continue on their way.
Eighty percent of New Jersey stations don't even have gas, while police guard closed stations and open stations alike. At one set of pumps we saw a driver who pulled in from from desperation, cutting in front of the line. Drivers near the pumps piled from their cars threatening violence and when we left, the newcomer still sat in his car, windows rolled up, head on his hand waiting.
Some stations were expecting fuel deliveries today, others had capped purchases hoping not to run out.
Reserve tanks in the area were drained before Sandy to avoid an environmental disaster. The Arthur Kill waterway is closed for major oil spill cleanup, which means no deliveries will be coming from the port in Bayonne. Many terminals themselves are without power and the extent of damage is yet unknown.
Residents told us over-and-over today, generally with a shake of the head and a look into the distance: "This is like nothing I've ever seen."
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I will add that the red, plastic five gallon gas cans that I bought at Wal-Mart just before Katrina for $5.48 each are now selling at Harbor Freight for $17.99 each. (And, we have no inflation?)
Will NJ turn away non-union gasoline?
I thought Obama was gonna suspend campaigning so he could save everybody?
Priorities, ya know.
I thought the “presidential looking” Barry fixed this yesterday. If Bush was president, he’d be catching hell right now.
Could New Jersey go Romney?
artificially keeping the price low (by banning “gouging”), creates shortages. How are the shortages working out for ya, NJ?
>> I will add that the red, plastic five gallon gas cans that I bought at Wal-Mart just before Katrina for $5.48 each are now selling at Harbor Freight for $17.99 each.
Hey, I’ll give you @21 each if yours are free-pour spouts, and not those damned EPA-mandated “no spill no vent” spouts.
& I’ll pay the postage. :-)
Obama doesn’t like gasoline anyway. How is their supply of contraceptives holding out?
Time for Christie to redeem himself by coming out this weekend and blasting Obama on all the Sunday shows. He can say he gave Obama a chance and he failed the people of NJ.
If the Fat Pig did his job properly rather than rushing to appear in every TV interview, press conferences then maybe things in NJ could be better.
>> Could New Jersey go Romney?
Remember, these people voted for Lautenburg. And Corzine.
They ENJOY being tied up and peed on.
the one good thing is that they’re paying $.20 less per gallon than we are....:(
Christie won't say anything until the checks clear.
There is nothing in the last 4 years that gets better mileage.
Now that I have Diesel vehicles, I can store fuel relatively safely.
I'm still working down my pre 2012 Hurricane Season tactical reserve. It's likely good until Romney's immaculation in January.
With a minimal cargo beyond additional fuel containers, one of these vehicles can go 2400 mi without a fuel stop, likely more.
I doubt Jersey goes Romney after all the praise heaped on Obama’s response by Christie. Probably leaves them scratching their heads.
What hypocrisy. If a Republican were president, the communist media would be sticking microphones in everyone’s faces and leading them toward criticism of the President for all of this. Hypocrisy, hypocrisy, hypocrisy. That is the only thing Democrats are good at.
Jersey can suck Zer0 wake.
Tin soldiers and Obama's comin'......
“Forget it, Jake, it’s Jersey.”
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