Friday, November 2, 2012

Gov. Chris Christie Ordered Odd/Even Gas Purchases in New Jersey

The 70's system is back...

New Jersey will move to an odd-even gas rationing system in 12 counties at noon on Saturday.
Gov. Chris Christie ordered the odd-even system to help ease fuel shortages and extended lines for gasoline that have occurred since Hurricane Sandy decimated the coast this week.

Residents with license plates ending in an even number will be able to buy gas on even-numbered days and residents with plates ending in an odd number can make gas purchases on odd-numbered days.

"As New Jerseyans continue the long process of recovering from Hurricane Sandy, it's imperative that our families have secure, reliable access to essential supplies like fuel. Right now, the impact of the storm, particularly the continuance of widespread power outages, has created the disorderly sale of gas – including long lines, out of operation stations, and stations facing shortages,” said Governor Christie. 

"This system will ease the strain on those gas stations still operating, while we work to bring more online for the public to access fuel, in a manner that is fair, easy to understand, and less stressful.” 

The following counties are effected by the odd-even gas sales: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.

What do you think of the odd/even method? Good idea or bad?

Odd numbers, you start tomorrow! 

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