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New Jersey Is Running Out Of Gasoline And Police Are On Hand
TBI ^ | 11-1-2012 | Robert Johnson and Geoffrey Ingersoll

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."


(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


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KEYWORDS: disaster; gasoline; hurricane; sandy
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Here, we prepare for this sort of thing every year.

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?)

1 posted on 11/01/2012 9:19:32 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Will NJ turn away non-union gasoline?


2 posted on 11/01/2012 9:21:04 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: blam

I thought Obama was gonna suspend campaigning so he could save everybody?

Priorities, ya know.


3 posted on 11/01/2012 9:23:24 PM PDT by Salamander (Wounded, old and dangerous.)
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To: blam

I thought the “presidential looking” Barry fixed this yesterday. If Bush was president, he’d be catching hell right now.


4 posted on 11/01/2012 9:23:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: GeronL
Where are Chistie and Obama?

Could New Jersey go Romney?

5 posted on 11/01/2012 9:24:27 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: blam

artificially keeping the price low (by banning “gouging”), creates shortages. How are the shortages working out for ya, NJ?


6 posted on 11/01/2012 9:25:32 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (campaigning for local conservatives)
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To: blam

>> 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. :-)


7 posted on 11/01/2012 9:26:07 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: blam

Obama doesn’t like gasoline anyway. How is their supply of contraceptives holding out?


8 posted on 11/01/2012 9:26:34 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: blam

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.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 9:26:41 PM PDT by Conservative Actuary
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To: blam

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.


10 posted on 11/01/2012 9:27:58 PM PDT by GregH
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To: scooby321

>> Could New Jersey go Romney?

Remember, these people voted for Lautenburg. And Corzine.

They ENJOY being tied up and peed on.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 9:28:44 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: blam

the one good thing is that they’re paying $.20 less per gallon than we are....:(


12 posted on 11/01/2012 9:29:07 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Conservative Actuary
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.

Christie won't say anything until the checks clear.

13 posted on 11/01/2012 9:29:19 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: blam
I have some (pre Bronco Bama) high mileage Diesel cars.

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.

14 posted on 11/01/2012 9:29:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: scooby321

I doubt Jersey goes Romney after all the praise heaped on Obama’s response by Christie. Probably leaves them scratching their heads.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 9:30:18 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: blam

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.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 9:31:00 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Nervous Tick
There is a way to hack the EPA spouts to make them human compliant.

/johnny

17 posted on 11/01/2012 9:31:04 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: GeronL

Jersey can suck Zer0 wake.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 9:31:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: blam
New Jersey Is Running Out Of Gasoline And Police Are On Hand

Tin soldiers and Obama's comin'......

19 posted on 11/01/2012 9:31:50 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Nervous Tick

“Forget it, Jake, it’s Jersey.”


20 posted on 11/01/2012 9:32:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Paladin2

They can put Snooki on a hamster wheel for their power


21 posted on 11/01/2012 9:34:29 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: JRandomFreeper
"There is a way to hack the EPA spouts to make them human compliant."

I've tried some of those suckers on a 25 yr veh and found them severely wanting. I spilled 1 out of 5 gallons of gas.

After that I got an integrated metal funnel and outlet tube resulting in much less spillage.

With the price of gas these days, there is great incentive to have NO spillage.

22 posted on 11/01/2012 9:36:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JRandomFreeper

Johnny! Where you been? Missed you.

Yeah, I found stuff online about hacking the spouts. It’s the princple of the thing that galls me.

And don’t even get me started about mercury fever thermometers. Or inexpensive, effective rat bait that’s been outlawed.


23 posted on 11/01/2012 9:37:02 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: GeronL

The first photo looks like the gas station/convenience store were Phil Leotardi was iced, and had his head exploded by the rolling mini van.


24 posted on 11/01/2012 9:37:28 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: blam

A friend of mine in NJ tells me that murders and looting are rampant in the most devastated areas but are not being reported in the press.


25 posted on 11/01/2012 9:39:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Nervous Tick
"Hey, I’ll give you @21 each if yours are free-pour spouts, and not those damned EPA-mandated “no spill no vent” spouts."

Mine are the 'good' kind. I buy them at yard sales now for $2-3 dollars each.

No Spill Gas Can - - A Farce?

26 posted on 11/01/2012 9:39:52 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Sounds like an opportunity to prank the east coast liberals.

All you need is an Obama halloween mask and a tire pressure guage.

I guarantee you'll be famous if you survive.

27 posted on 11/01/2012 9:40:37 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: GeronL

I doubt they would vote for Romney as well, but if they stayed home on election day to spite bronco, that would help.


28 posted on 11/01/2012 9:41:54 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: blam

Well, all the media attention is about to start looking like Obama’s Katrina.

Widespread power outage is the problem. The storm damage was not nearly so catastrophic as the repeated showing of the same images attempts to imply. Oceanfront houses are damaged but still there. Compare that to any truly catastrophic storm. Look at Pass Christian, Mississippi, beachfront scoured clean of any structure for blocks inland. What I see with this storm however, is that beach erosion and flooding are no different from every tropical storm that makes landfall. Piers and other oceanfront structures badly damaged, houses undermined and collapsed on the oceanfront, major erosion of oceanfront roadways. This is normal folks.

If I were there I’d make arrangements to leave, that said. Stupid, angry people who feel they’re not getting their due appear to be about to go on a rampage.

Urban and suburban dwellers, watch and learn. This is a teachable moment just as Katrina was. It won’t be so easy to get out of harm’s way if you wait too long, and the conditions that set it all off might seem to be not all that bad.

Surreal.


29 posted on 11/01/2012 9:42:47 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Nervous Tick
I'm always around, being obnoxious somewhere. But mostly, I'm just always right here, where I'm at. ;)

Making effective rat poison isn't difficult either, but it can get you talked about if you have a rough spot in inter-spousal relationships. Me, I'm still single, celibate, and sane, so nobody but me and the rats would know if I were to make some. They don't tend to tell anyone, even if I did.

/johnny

30 posted on 11/01/2012 9:43:46 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TigersEye

The press is having a hard time finding a way to blame Bush, on this one.


31 posted on 11/01/2012 9:44:41 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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>> it can get you talked about if you have a rough spot in inter-spousal relationships

What can’t? :-)


32 posted on 11/01/2012 9:48:04 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: blam

Where is our KILLER president?


33 posted on 11/01/2012 9:50:16 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Paladin2
Not a bad solution. I just happen to have one of those, too.

I don't always have it with me, so the hack rides around in my brain taking up un-used space, just in case I should need it, and don't have the metal flex funnel handy.

Field expedient. Great concept to live by.

/johnny

34 posted on 11/01/2012 9:53:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: blam

>> Mine are the ‘good’ kind. I buy them at yard sales now for $2-3 dollars each.

I need to look around. It’s on the to-do list.

>> No Spill Gas Can - - A Farce?

Yeah, that’s what kills me... as much of a PITA as they are to use, as the video demonstratesl, the sad fact is they FAIL at their intended purpose of minimizing raw gas evaporation!

i hate the epa...


35 posted on 11/01/2012 9:53:29 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: blam

All those states elected Barak Obama who canceled the pipeline and put a moratorium on offshore drilling so screw them. Let them walk or get a horse. Good luck finding hay because all the farmers are planting corn because of the subsidies for ethanol. Or let them ride a bike. Screw you liberal whining wusses.


36 posted on 11/01/2012 9:56:12 PM PDT by albionin
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To: blam
Well, they had to use up their supply to gas up Obama’s Jet. He had to get to Vegas to rally the Union Thugs.
37 posted on 11/01/2012 9:56:37 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: GeronL

bttt


38 posted on 11/01/2012 10:02:27 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
"I don't always have it with me"

Since I now have a fleet stored at multiple locations around the country, each location has its refilling (and inflation, charging, etc.) hardware on site.

39 posted on 11/01/2012 10:05:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
Good for you. With a fleet you shouldn't have any kind of problems.

Some folks rely on can do and a game face.

/johnny

40 posted on 11/01/2012 10:17:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: blam

Just got back from waiting in line. Here is the kicker, it was taking forever not because of volt me but because a guy who filled fifteen gas cans and two fifty gallon tanks. There was nearly a riot and when the station asked the guy to move he told them and everyone else, “tough luck.”


41 posted on 11/01/2012 10:22:34 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: FlipWilson

Volt me=volume


42 posted on 11/01/2012 10:24:05 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: blam

The south sees natural disasters almost yearly and you don’t see us on TV whining about no gas or how “tough” it is. Says a lot about how these ppl expect others or the government to take care of them in a pinch. Got news for you whiners, get the heck over it and get to work taking care of business.


43 posted on 11/01/2012 10:24:38 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks)
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To: TigersEye
Hopefully it is just killing of the looters.

An acquaintance went to help out in a small town after Katrina. In the morning walking to the place they were going to help clean up they passed a corpse leaning up against a tree with a sign saying “LOOTER”. It wasn't there at the end of the day, although that defeats the purpose.

44 posted on 11/01/2012 10:31:01 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: Conservative Actuary
Christie Sucked up to Zero to save himself from the MSM.
He will not go against Obama while that taste is still in his mouth.
45 posted on 11/01/2012 10:31:14 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: blam; All
Four Letters Re: Hurricane Sandy After Action Reports from James Rawles SurvivalBlog.com
46 posted on 11/01/2012 10:33:07 PM PDT by Errant
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To: FlipWilson
Really? Because I've filled up large, large gasoline powered trucks before, and the pumps limit out until you go inside to have staff do a manual reset.

Not to mention that if there were cops in the area, most urban codes are very restrictive on filling gas cans, not to mention '50 gallon tanks' that require certification.

Besides, what were you doing having to get fuel tonight? You didn't have fuel on hand after all the warning that the entire US got?

/johnny

47 posted on 11/01/2012 10:34:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 21twelve

They wouldn’t be calling them murders if it was looters getting killed.


48 posted on 11/01/2012 10:36:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: JRandomFreeper

Got it, used it, needed more. It was for my generator and not the car. . And this guy was not filling his truck but tanks on the truck that he was using for his landscaping business. I asked if was doimg tree removal and his answer was no, leaf removal. Yeppper, at times like these it sure is important to have clean lawns.


49 posted on 11/01/2012 10:44:28 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: FlipWilson
The pumps still limit out on gasoline and require a reset. I think it was 75 gallons when I escorted the convoy doing the technical repo work with 2 each 34' trucks and 2 pickup trucks and the 2 cars and we all tried to fill up at the same pump.

It was a pain.

/johnny

50 posted on 11/01/2012 10:56:34 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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