Advertisement
 
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Amsterdam, NY ,
Advertisement

NY budget provides emergency backup generators for gas pumps

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - Updated: 4:29 PM

ALBANY (AP) -- New York's tentative state budget provides funding for a stockpile of emergency generators so gasoline stations can keep pumping and avoid the shortages and long lines that plagued many downstate areas in the days after Superstorm Sandy.

The spending plan still being voted into law in Albany would create an inventory of generators under contract. A state agency could then lease generators to gas stations in a disaster.

Gas stations in New York City, on Long Island and in Westchester and Rockland counties could draw from the state-contracted generators or use their own. Further study could expand the program statewide, according to the bill agreed to by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders.

"This is a critically important step to help ensure New York's fuel supply remains flowing and does not compound an emergency," said Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi.

There is a priority in the bill to keep gas stations running that are located on major highways and streets and near exits. The stations would be required to wire their pumps to accept the generators, with deadlines in coming months to get the work done.

After Sandy hit the Northeast last fall, New Jersey, then New York, had to begin even-odd rationing because the storm interrupted gasoline shipments for days.

Gas stations are now required to have backup power, but the state stockpile will provide a cheaper way to do it.

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
The Recorder Sports Schedule

 

The Recorder Newscast

Most Popular

    Police news in brief
    Friday, January 23, 2015

    Brenda J. Brownell Ward
    Monday, January 19, 2015

    Dissecting AHS girls' hot streak
    Monday, January 19, 2015

    Fired dog controller caught off guard
    Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    The president next door
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Lady Rams run win streak to 10
    Monday, January 19, 2015

    Snowmobiler dies in Friday accident
    Monday, January 19, 2015

    Mayor gets to keep driving the city car, but with new rules of the road
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Mickelson struggles, Adams stars at Humana
    Friday, January 23, 2015

    Amsterdam girls connect on 28 free throws in 63-54 win
    Saturday, January 24, 2015

Advertisement

Copyright © Port Jackson Media

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook