Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that over 8 millionÂ gallons of gasoline and other petroleum products are available and over 28Â million gallons are being delivered to operating New York terminals. Millions ofÂ gallons have arrived in New York Harbor for delivery to terminals and Gov. CuomoÂ provided other updates on progress that is underway to address the fuel shortageÂ in the metro area.
“The shortage of gasoline in the New York-metro area hasÂ caused major inconveniences for our residents, and the state must take everyÂ action possible to address this issue,” Governor Cuomo said. “Although there isÂ much work to be done, I have directed the state to temporarily suspend gasolineÂ distribution related requirements so gasoline and other fuels can be transportedÂ throughout the region and New Yorkers can return to life as normal as quickly asÂ possible.”
The following is the current operational status ofÂ regional fuel terminal and delivery facilities:
Buckeye Pipeline: Power has been restored to the Linden,Â New Jersey hub, from which the Buckeye Pipeline can deliver up to 8.5 millionÂ gallons per day to New York terminals. The pipeline is operational. The Inwood,Â New York and Long Island City terminals that receive product from this pipelineÂ are operational.
Colonial Pipeline: Working on generator power; LimitedÂ deliveries to Linden facility.
Inwood – Global Terminal (gasoline and distillates): TheÂ facility is open and can accept barge and pipeline deliveries. It opened lastÂ night with approximately 1.7 million gallons unleaded; 350,000 gallons premium;Â 700,000 gallons of ULS diesel on site.
Inwood – CARBO (gasoline and distillates): The facility isÂ open and can accept barge deliveries.
Northville Terminal at Port Jefferson (gasoline andÂ distillates): Northville opened yesterday with 2.4 million gallons of diesel onÂ site. A barge arrived at midnight this morning with 1 million gallons ofÂ gasoline. A barge from Hess Port Reading is expected to arrive today with 1Â million gallons gasoline. Other scheduled deliveries include:
Â· November 4: 1.5 million gallons gasoline
Â· November 5: 1.5 million gallons gasoline
Â· November 6: 4 million gallons of gasoline and 5.3Â million gallons of diesel
Glenwood Landing, Long Island (gasoline and distillates):Â Facility is open and can accept barge deliveries.
New YorkÂ City
BP – Brooklyn (gasoline and distillates): Facility isÂ open, and can accept barge and pipeline deliveries.
Hess Brooklyn Terminal (distillates): Facility is open andÂ can accept barge and pipeline deliveries.
Hess Bronx Terminal (distillates): Facility is open andÂ can accept barge deliveries.
Bayside – Shore Parkway (distillates): Facility is openÂ and can accept barge deliveries.
Bayside – Smith Street (distillates): Facility is open andÂ can accept barge deliveries.
Bayside – 12th Street (distillates): Facility is open andÂ can accept barge deliveries.
Castle Oil, Bronx (distillates): The facility is open, andÂ a barge carrying 2.5 million gallons is expected to arrive on Sunday orÂ Monday.
Newburgh Global Terminal (gasoline and distillates): TheÂ terminal is open to barge deliveries, and a barge was there yesterday, unloadingÂ 2.7 million gallons and refueling trucks at same time.
The Governor has also implemented a series of actionsÂ designed to increase fuel supplies in the hurricane-affected areas.
On Friday, Governor Cuomo signed an Executive Order toÂ allow distributors and transporters to bring gasoline, diesel, and kerosene intoÂ New York State without having to meet the usual registration requirements. ByÂ law, transporters and distributors must be registered with the State DepartmentÂ of Taxation and Finance. The Governor’s Executive Order temporarily suspendedÂ those registration requirements.
Saturday, the Governor signed an Executive Order toÂ temporarily ease restrictions on vapor pressure requirements for gasoline andÂ waive the ultra-low sulfur diesel requirement for home-heating oil. At theÂ Governor’s direction, the state has also obtained a waiver from the U.S.Â Environmental Protection Agency on vapor recovery requirements so gasoline canÂ be transported from petroleum terminals without power to gas stations inÂ hurricane-affected areas.
Source: Fox 5 NY