MORE FUEL SUPPLIES LIKELY TO COME INTO STATE IN SHORT TERM

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Governor Christie has acted to boost supplies of gasoline and diesel in New Jersey by directing Treasury officials to waive licensing requirements that affect merchants’ ability to buy fuel from out-of-state suppliers.

Under normal conditions, merchants not licensed to import fuel can’t legally buy gasoline and diesel from out of state and import it.  The waiver, which will be in place until Nov. 7, will boost storm-depleted supplies by allowing all merchants temporarily to buy fuel from out of state for their New Jersey customers.