I’d say this is illegal....It should be free why??
If obama can give them ObamaPhones, he can give em gas too.
The problem is these sites will be OVERWHELMED with people, whether they need the gas or not. You will see people taking the gas and reselling it a block away.
With 8-10 sites, it could be like Nigeria where the unsavory characters often blow themselves up by trying to illegally tapping gas pipelines to siphon off fuel.
Ige Oladimeji, a senior official for the Nigerian Red Cross, said his workers had counted 260 bodies by nightfall and had taken 60 injured people to hospitals. We are still counting, but there will not be hundreds more, he said.
Residents said a gang of thieves had been tapping the pipeline for months, carting away gasoline in tankers for resale.
Tapping is common in Nigeria, a major oil exporter, where many of the 130 million people live in woeful poverty amid widespread graft that makes a handful of people wealthy. One pilfered can of gasoline sold on the black market can earn the equivalent of two weeks of wages for a poor Nigerian.
But tapping also causes frequent accidents. In May, 150 people died in a similar explosion east of Lagos, and a pipeline fire in 1998 killed 1,500 in southern Nigeria.
The blast occurred after thieves opened the conduit during the night but left without fully sealing it, prompting hundreds of nearby residents to rush to collect spurting gasoline in cans, buckets and even plastic bags, witnesses said.
If they are pulling it from the emergency stockpile...I think they may be OK to do this.
Now...as far as it being a ‘smart’ thing to do? That remains to be seen.