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Gov. Cuomo Provides an Update on Gas Shortage

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that over 8 million  gallons of gasoline and other petroleum products are available and over 28  million gallons are being delivered to operating New York terminals. Millions of  gallons have arrived in New York Harbor for delivery to terminals and Gov. Cuomo  provided other updates on progress that is underway to address the fuel shortage  in the metro area.

“The shortage of gasoline in the New York-metro area has  caused major inconveniences for our residents, and the state must take every  action possible to address this issue,” Governor Cuomo said. “Although there is  much work to be done, I have directed the state to temporarily suspend gasoline  distribution related requirements so gasoline and other fuels can be transported  throughout the region and New Yorkers can return to life as normal as quickly as  possible.”

The following is the current operational status of  regional fuel terminal and delivery facilities:

Pipelines

Buckeye Pipeline: Power has been restored to the Linden,  New Jersey hub, from which the Buckeye Pipeline can deliver up to 8.5 million  gallons per day to New York terminals. The pipeline is operational. The Inwood,  New York and Long Island City terminals that receive product from this pipeline  are operational.

Colonial Pipeline: Working on generator power; Limited  deliveries to Linden facility.

Long Island

Inwood – Global Terminal (gasoline and distillates): The  facility is open and can accept barge and pipeline deliveries. It opened last  night with approximately 1.7 million gallons unleaded; 350,000 gallons premium;  700,000 gallons of ULS diesel on site.

Inwood – CARBO (gasoline and distillates): The facility is  open and can accept barge deliveries.

Northville Terminal at Port Jefferson (gasoline and  distillates): Northville opened yesterday with 2.4 million gallons of diesel on  site. A barge arrived at midnight this morning with 1 million gallons of  gasoline. A barge from Hess Port Reading is expected to arrive today with 1  million gallons gasoline. Other scheduled deliveries include:

· November 4: 1.5 million gallons gasoline

· November 5: 1.5 million gallons gasoline

· November 6: 4 million gallons of gasoline and 5.3  million gallons of diesel

Glenwood Landing, Long Island (gasoline and distillates):  Facility is open and can accept barge deliveries.

 

New York  City

BP – Brooklyn (gasoline and distillates): Facility is  open, and can accept barge and pipeline deliveries.

Hess Brooklyn Terminal (distillates): Facility is open and  can accept barge and pipeline deliveries.

Hess Bronx Terminal (distillates): Facility is open and  can accept barge deliveries.

Bayside – Shore Parkway (distillates): Facility is open  and can accept barge deliveries.

Bayside – Smith Street (distillates): Facility is open and  can accept barge deliveries.

Bayside – 12th Street (distillates): Facility is open and  can accept barge deliveries.

Castle Oil, Bronx (distillates): The facility is open, and  a barge carrying 2.5 million gallons is expected to arrive on Sunday or  Monday.

 

Hudson  Valley

Newburgh Global Terminal (gasoline and distillates): The  terminal is open to barge deliveries, and a barge was there yesterday, unloading  2.7 million gallons and refueling trucks at same time.

The Governor has also implemented a series of actions  designed to increase fuel supplies in the hurricane-affected areas.

On Friday, Governor Cuomo signed an Executive Order to  allow distributors and transporters to bring gasoline, diesel, and kerosene into  New York State without having to meet the usual registration requirements. By  law, transporters and distributors must be registered with the State Department  of Taxation and Finance. The Governor’s Executive Order temporarily suspended  those registration requirements.

Saturday, the Governor signed an Executive Order to  temporarily ease restrictions on vapor pressure requirements for gasoline and  waive the ultra-low sulfur diesel requirement for home-heating oil. At the  Governor’s direction, the state has also obtained a waiver from the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency on vapor recovery requirements so gasoline can  be transported from petroleum terminals without power to gas stations in  hurricane-affected areas.

Source: Fox 5 NY

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