Gas Rationing May End Monday

Governor says the rationing has worked

Gov. Christie says he may lift gas rationing on Monday.

The governor, speaking at a press conference in Seaside Park on Friday, said the rationing has worked well and eased congestion at gas stations.

But he expects all power to be restored by Sunday, so rationing should therefore end.

Drivers in the following counties are now limited on the days in which they can fill up their gas tanks: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.

According to the state, plates ending in an even number can fill up on even numbered days of the month, while plates ending in an odd number can fill up on odd numbered days of the month.

The number to look for is the final numerical digit contained in the plate number, whether it is the final character on the plate or not, according to the governor's office.

So, for example, a theoretical plate number of "MVM 48Q" would have "8" as its final numerical digit, and would be permitted to fill up on an even day.

Specialized or vanity plates, those not displaying any numbers, will be considered odd numbered plates, the release said.

Brian Burns November 11, 2012 at 06:04 AM
Quick Check turned my wife away with odd plates at 11:58 pm. What kind of people do they have working there?
Brett Kaiser November 11, 2012 at 06:27 AM
I hope you got gas..cause it really does't matter..not for 1 tank full..go buy a gas treatment
Brett Kaiser November 11, 2012 at 06:29 AM
What's the Plate?
Jake Viscone November 11, 2012 at 06:34 AM
Or more "Vanity" plates, which are considered Odd, than anyone realized. :)
Ricky November 11, 2012 at 07:04 AM
>>>I passed by a gas station this morning and the attendant was waiting for costumers<<< There were plenty of people who normally wait until the gauge reads one quarter or less and then they stop for fuel. The media made of them nervous, they all headed to any station they saw others lined up, dove into the lines. Now that those drivers have full tanks, they're back to their own mindset again and won't need to stop for fuel for days and days. The attendants will be sitting there with nothing to do.
Ricky November 11, 2012 at 07:11 AM
Monitors don't go to that length. If they constantly deleted immature posts, there'd be hardly anything left on these threads. They monitor obscenity and actual slanderous statements and spam, stuff like that.
Ricky November 11, 2012 at 07:17 AM
Answer: law abiding perfectionists lol especially if their closing time is midnight, or are they open 24/7? If so then why didn't she just wait and point out the change in time and date past midnight.
Terry November 11, 2012 at 07:37 AM
Depends on what kind of wife you've got working there -- snotty? demanding?
Hookerman November 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM
I guess law abiding people.
Robert King November 11, 2012 at 10:08 PM
she could have waited the 2 minutes and then she could have gotten gas. duu!! hello?? anyone home??
BeachBum November 12, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Should be law all station must have generators so this crap doesnt happen again
Todd Edelstein November 12, 2012 at 01:29 AM
And who is going pay for that? Maybe there should be a law that all homes, condos, apartment buildings should have generators? Oh you don't want to pay for that?
Jim Carbonara November 12, 2012 at 02:20 AM
It actually is a law in Florida.
Jay Bell November 12, 2012 at 02:43 AM
I do think Gov. Christie did a good job considering the power crisis. The gas rationing worked to cut down the gas station lines, and to avoid less conflicts for the police to resolve. I think Christie will always have a problem with his weight, in the real world. www.firebrandcentral.com
Mary johnson November 12, 2012 at 04:45 AM
Not very nice...no matter his size...or his politics for that matter, he did what needed to be done for all New Jerseyans......I didn't vote for him before....but I will next time...good job Gov!!
mimi November 12, 2012 at 01:01 PM
That's just what I said only I want it to be the White House. This country could you a good cleaning out.
jp1 November 12, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Not being a fan of the fat man i do believe that he did a good job during this crisis. As for gas my wife and i never had any problems getting gasoline i believe most of it was panic buying.
Ron Mullen November 12, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Price per gallon is now the "new Issue" The lowest I've gotten is $ 3.30 on the Nth side of route 3 in Clifton
cybear November 12, 2012 at 07:32 PM
A minimum number of gas stations in each town should have backup generators, with a state requirement to maintain that backup every year to keep its license to sell gas. The number of stations can be selected by population density, as well as ALL highway stations. Which stations and where is something for state OEM to decide along with local authorities. Yes, the state should offer incentives for the station owner to do this, with some of the cost born by us drivers (tolls and/or registration fee), some by residence generator users (the 5-gallon lines), some by federal gov't out of Homeland Security budget. Think how much panic, hoarding, fights, use of local/state police traffic monitoring could have been avoided in many areas (of course, not all), then include odd-even restrictions AUTOMATICALLY activated after the storm (instead of waiting for lots of problems to happen first). Many counties who had to endure long power outages (and still endure it now) would have gas shortages minimized or even eliminated. Oh, yes, make sure everyone knows about it (signs, public service announcements, Governor's press conferences), combined with stiff penalties for violations (price gouging, cutting gas lines, hoarding, tank top-offs), and proof of need (proof of personally owned generator, FEMA application, 1/2 tank or less, etc). Nightmare for the state and local authorities? - possibly at first, but isn't emergency management supposed to be part of their responsibility?
Catherine with a K November 12, 2012 at 07:40 PM
OR, we could let the market provide an incentive to gas station owners to buy generators by allowing the ones that do to charge what the market will bear. . . Remember what the market is, free people making voluntary transactions. Isn't that the American ideal? As opposed to say, another labyrinth of regulations, rules and requirements.
Butch Wynegar November 12, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Fatso should have ended this yesterday. I've gotten gas every day during the past three days no problem. There are no lines anymore.
Steve November 12, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Christie being an overweight guy has nothing to do with his politics. (He knows he is overweight.) In our schools, we are trying to teach out kids not be be bullies but what else do you expect when the parents act worse then the kids. Use facts people. If you don't like Christie because of a certain stance on a specific issue, that is fine. But we should not be judging him on his weight; same as how we shouldn't prejudice others on race, religion, etc. You shouldn't dislike someone just because he/she is fat.
TCG November 12, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Fat or not, Christie blew it on several levels. First, why wasn't the gasoline here BEFORE the storm in the form of tankers off the coast (or if the ports were too damaged to distribute) or driven in by trucks from the 46 states west of NJ that were not impacted by the storm? Why wait five days to kiss up to Obama for generators that we all knew would be needed by the gas stations? After all, it was Christie himself who was on TV and radio for five days BEFORE the storm telling the rest of us to prepare for power outages of up to ten days. Presumably those outages would include gas stations. Why not get those generators here BEFORE the storm. But in the end, the worst part of the rationing is the fact that it flies directly in the face of Christie's often-stated hatred for government. Less goverment he bellows at every opportunity. Every man for himself. Keep the government out of our lives and off our backs, Christie wails. So, please, can anyone explain how prohibiting private citizens from purchasing gasoline from private gas stations squares with that stated philosophy? No...the ONLY reason for the ration was to try to cover for the fact the Christie didn't actuall DO ANYTHING to prepare for the storm he insisted the rest of simply had to prepare for. And to make it truly pathetic, he uses storm victims as props for his 2016 campaign ads. Despicable on so many levels.
melikric November 12, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Could it be possible that Maxim and JF are among members of public employee unions, whose gravy train has been canceled by Gov. Christie?
Jon November 12, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Piloting an oil tanker directly into the path of a hurricane - wow, what a brilliant idea, TCG! Why didn't I think of that?
TCG November 12, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Jon, The U.S. Navy easily moved it's ships out to sea, and out of the path of the storm BEFORE it arrived. Same thing could have been done with the tankers owned by the oil companies that descrate and pollute our state. It's been done in Florida for years. It's not a brilliant idea...it's basic common sense and could have been done saftely and without incident. Good try though.
mimi November 12, 2012 at 11:58 PM
They are the kind of people that give NJ a bad name and image. Uneducated classless individuals.
Julles51 November 13, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Just Facts - you almost had me on your side until your last 2 words "arrogant millionaire" which just tells me that you are simply one of those people who didn't do so well in school, don't have lots of money are are jealous of anyone who does. Typical. The election certainly divided the haves and have-nots...maybe if the have-nots worked a little harder they'd stop being so jealous. Oops, time to go pick up your Obama phone!
Ricky November 15, 2012 at 07:53 AM
>>>Your comment in this context was rude.<<< Mary it's a waste of time responding to immature posts on the internet. Nothing will ever stop them. In a way, it's therapy, far better than taking out frustrations on their spouse, kids, siblings or whoever.
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