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Gov. Christie signs order to ration gas in 12 N.J. counties
nj.com ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Tomas Dinges

Posted on 11/02/2012 5:31:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Saturday at noon there will be gas rationing for passenger vehicles in 12 counties.

Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order today instituting gas rationing for the purchase of fuel by motorists in 12 counties.

Calling the fuel supply a "shortage" that could endanger public health, safety and welfare, the rationing will take place in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties.

The order restricts the sale of fuel for use in passenger cars depending upon whether their license ends in an even or odd number, the order said.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gas; nj; rationing

1 posted on 11/02/2012 5:31:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He knows there is an abundance of fuel.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 5:36:01 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

no shortage, just that many gas stations have no power


3 posted on 11/02/2012 5:38:21 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...but will he ration doughnuts?


4 posted on 11/02/2012 5:38:43 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("GONE: The Four Year Wave That Rocked The Bubble" due out Nov 8th)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What took so long?


5 posted on 11/02/2012 5:44:11 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Figment

Welcome back Carter!


6 posted on 11/02/2012 5:47:25 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This does nothing but slow the recovery.


7 posted on 11/02/2012 5:47:45 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: freekitty

He knows there is an abundance of fuel.

Not at the pumps. Even/odd rationing should have started days ago. I’m surprised there haven’t been riots yet. There needs to be places set up with tankers for nothing but gas for generators to keep the cars out of the way


8 posted on 11/02/2012 5:49:20 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Stupid idea. Just let the market work and remove the price controls.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 5:50:38 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well this sure ought to make him more Obama like than he could have ever dreamed. Why NOT rent generators and bring in more fuel? These elected politicians of the haughty northeast are sure giving LA governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin a run for the money in sheer stupidity.

I cannot wait for the high praise from Ann Coulter on the magnificence of her ChrispChristy.

10 posted on 11/02/2012 5:50:49 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is really all about getting rid of these stupid lines for gasoline at the stations that have been open for business for the last few days.

When my car gets down to the 5-6 gallon mark, I'm just going to drive 120 miles out into Pennsylvania to fill up there. That will take less time than filling up here in New Jersey.

11 posted on 11/02/2012 5:51:38 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Those who choose to disregard this order will be prosecuted to the fullest extent permitted under the Governor’s state of emergency authority.”


12 posted on 11/02/2012 5:51:59 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If he wanted to get fuel to the consumers he would eliminate all but the most necessary regulatory restrictions, and allow dealers to price gouge. In a very short amount of time there would be plenty of fuel available.

Thomas Sowell discusses how to efficiently handle commodity shortages in times of crisis:


(click)

13 posted on 11/02/2012 5:54:24 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Soebarkah Soetoro)
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To: ebshumidors

Carter was welcomed back in 2008, with the same result. Gas rationing was instituted by the states to keep some semblance of order during a severe shortfall. Mile long gas lines won’t do a thing to help the recovery in NY and NJ


14 posted on 11/02/2012 5:55:24 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Alberta's Child

Sounds like a great money making opportunity.
Surprised entrepreneurs aren’t bringing in pickup trucks full of 5 gal cans and selling for 10 bucks a gallon.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 5:56:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
but will he ration doughnuts?

Krispy Kreme Kristie. Somehow I think already has a freezer full and all the electricity he needs to defrost them when his blood sugar drops below 300.

16 posted on 11/02/2012 5:57:08 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does Ann coulter STILL want to snuggle next to his fat rolls? This RINO gasbag belongs with the Demoncats.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 5:57:39 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Carter flashbacks


18 posted on 11/02/2012 5:59:09 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FUCC


19 posted on 11/02/2012 5:59:41 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

CC is a Rotund Toad


20 posted on 11/02/2012 6:01:18 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Jeff Chandler

There are lines because there is no power to the stations that should be open. Gas stations in this area are required by law to have generators so they can continue selling when the grid goes down during a hurricane event. 90% of the recovery is driven by private citizens going about their business. That requires gas for their vehicles.


21 posted on 11/02/2012 6:02:49 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: nascarnation
I'm not so sure about that. The problem is that you're competing against a fixed price in the range of $3.50-$4.00 per gallon, and there's no way to sell gasoline for $10/gallon to people who are willing to waste four hours of their lives on line for the cheaper alternative.

The only way to make it work is to bring an entire tanker truck filled with gasoline to a place where people need it for generators rather than for their cars. As time goes on and more and more people (and gas stations) get their power restored, your ability to get a huge premium on your fuel diminishes.

22 posted on 11/02/2012 6:04:39 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: GeronL

Also tankers having port problems


23 posted on 11/02/2012 6:09:59 PM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
At Essex County in New Jersey, authorities were limiting police and fire vehicles to half a tank.

The American Automobile Association estimates that 60 percent of gas stations in New Jersey and 70 percent in New York's Long Island are closed. Authorities say 13 of the 34 fuel terminals around New York have no power.

24 posted on 11/02/2012 6:11:39 PM PDT by wtd
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To: ex-snook

well... any port in a storm... just dock it and have the residents come up with their gas cans if you have to.

//sarcasm


25 posted on 11/02/2012 6:11:45 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is a good idea. Lines will be cut in half.


26 posted on 11/02/2012 6:13:50 PM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess this means no sale to gas cans and no self serve. Wouldn’t work in Missouri where 98% of gas sold is self-serve.


27 posted on 11/02/2012 6:16:53 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Free ThinkerNY

what seems strange about the order to me, in my ignorance on the situation on the ground, is

that the “damage reports” on the news have been greater for the NJ shore areas from Atlantic City north, but only two of the counties on the list, Monmouth and Middlesex have areas directly on the shore

maybe the folks down at the shore either already left or have no where to go anyway??? /sarc


28 posted on 11/02/2012 6:37:50 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: ex-snook

I assume you’re joking.


29 posted on 11/02/2012 6:47:42 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gladhanding Obama I understood. But Christie is losing me with this socialist rationing/”anti-gouging” garbage. This is basic, bedrock Americanism that is being attacked with this nonsensical idiocy.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 6:53:57 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This sort of policy worked in the 1970’s, when gas stations were manned by attendants. But how can it be enforced in an age of self-serve pumps?


31 posted on 11/02/2012 7:06:21 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Fiji Hill

No self serve allowed in NJ... never has been


32 posted on 11/02/2012 7:12:32 PM PDT by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Gov. Christie signs order to ration gas in 12 N.J. counties

Should be...

Krispy Kreme signs order to ration donuts to NJ governor.

33 posted on 11/02/2012 7:14:54 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What the?!?!?


34 posted on 11/02/2012 7:35:40 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: ropin71
No self serve allowed in NJ... never has been

That's interesting. In California, full-service gas stations are about as commonplace as taco stands in Wales, and on a trip last summer to Pennsylvania and New York, which border Jersey, I don't think I ever went to a full-serve station. I just assumed self-serve stations were universal.

35 posted on 11/02/2012 7:35:55 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Fiji Hill

Lived here all my life, and still don’t understand why... also, no Beer sold at stations either. Gotta go to the liquor store for that.


36 posted on 11/02/2012 7:38:53 PM PDT by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: Fiji Hill
I just assumed self-serve stations were universal.

Everywhere but New Jersey...and Oregon.

You dasn't pump your own gas in either state.

37 posted on 11/02/2012 7:47:28 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wants to make sure no non-Union power companies can get gas for the trip back home...


38 posted on 11/03/2012 3:40:23 AM PDT by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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